21 And Jehovah went on to say to Moses: “Talk to the priests, Aaron’s sons, and you must say to them, ‘For a deceased soul* no one may defile himself among his people.+ 2 But for a blood relation of his who is close to him, for his mother and for his father and for his son and for his daughter and for his brother 3 and for his sister, a virgin who is close to him, who has not become a man’s, for her* he may defile himself. 4 He may not defile himself for a woman possessed by an owner* among his people so as to make himself profane. 5 They should not produce baldness upon their heads,+ and the extremity of their beard they should not shave,+ and on their flesh they should not make an incision.+ 6 They should prove themselves holy to their God,+ and they should not profane the name of their God,+ because they are those presenting Jehovah’s offerings made by fire, the bread of their God;+ and they must prove themselves holy.*+ 7 A prostitute+ or a violated woman they should not take; and a woman divorced+ from her husband they should not take,+ because he is holy to his God. 8 So you must sanctify him,+ because he is one presenting the bread of your God. He should prove to be holy to you,+ because I Jehovah, who am sanctifying YOU, am holy.+
10 “‘And as for the high priest of his brothers upon whose head the anointing oil would be poured+ and whose hand was filled with power* to wear the garments,+ he should not let his head go ungroomed,+ and he should not tear his garments.+ 11 And he should not come to any dead soul.*+ For his father and his mother he may not defile himself. 12 He should also not go out from the sanctuary and not profane the sanctuary of his God,+ because the sign of dedication, the anointing oil of his God,+ is upon him. I am Jehovah.
13 “‘And for his part, he should take a woman in her virginity.+ 14 As for a widow or a divorced woman and one violated, a prostitute, none of these may he take, but he should take a virgin from his people as a wife. 15 And he should not profane his seed* among his people,+ because I am Jehovah who is sanctifying him.’”+
16 And Jehovah continued to speak to Moses, saying: 17 “Speak to Aaron, saying, ‘No man of your seed throughout their generations in whom there proves to be a defect+ may come near to present the bread of his God.+ 18 In case there is any man in whom there is a defect, he may not come near: a man blind or lame or with his nose slit or with one member too long,*+ 19 or a man in whom there proves to be a fracture of the foot or a fracture of the hand, 20 or hunchback or thin* or diseased in his eyes or scabby or having ringworms or having his testicles broken.+ 21 Any man of the seed of Aaron the priest in whom there is a defect may not approach to present Jehovah’s offerings made by fire.+ There is a defect in him. He may not approach to present the bread of his God.+ 22 He may eat the bread of his God from the most holy things+ and from the holy things.+ 23 However, he may not come in near the curtain,+ and he may not approach the altar,+ because there is a defect in him;+ and he should not profane my sanctuary,+ for I am Jehovah who is sanctifying them.’”+
24 Accordingly Moses spoke to Aaron and his sons and all the sons of Israel.