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except for his direct relative closest to him: his mother and his father, and his son and his daughter, and his brother, and for his sister, a virgin, who is closest to him, who has not had a husband[a]—for her he may defile himself. He must not make himself unclean as a kinsman by marriage,[b] defiling himself.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 21:3 Literally “who is not for a man/husband”
  2. Leviticus 21:4 Literally “a husband among his people”

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