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Leviticus 21:13

    Leviticus 21:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And let him take as his wife one who has not had relations with a man.

    Webster's Revision

    And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

    World English Bible

    "'He shall take a wife in her virginity.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

    Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 21:13

    He shall take a wife in her virginity - בתוליה bethuleyha. This is a full proof that בתולה bethulah is the proper Hebrew term for a virgin; from the emphatic root בתל bathal, to separate; because such a person was in her separate state, and had never been in any way united to man.

    Wesley's Notes on Leviticus 21:13

    21:13 In her virginity - Or, a virgin, partly because as he was a type of Christ, so his wife was a type of the church, which is compared to a virgin, and partly for greater caution and assurance that his wife was not a defiled or deflowered person. Most of these things are forbidden to all the priests; and here to the high - priest, to shew that he also, and he especially is obliged to the same cautions.