except for a close relative, such as his mother or father, his son or daughter, his brother, or an unmarried sister who is dependent on him since she has no husband – for her he may make himself unclean. He must not make himself unclean for people related to him by marriage,[a] and so defile himself.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 21:4 Or unclean as a leader among his people

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