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Leviticus 21:7

    Leviticus 21:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy to his God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They shall not take a woman that is a harlot, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They may not take as wife a loose or common woman, or one who has been put away by her husband: for the priest is holy to his God.

    Webster's Revision

    They shall not take a woman that is a harlot, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.

    World English Bible

    "'They shall not marry a woman who is a prostitute, or profane; neither shall they marry a woman divorced from her husband: for he is holy to his God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They shall not take a woman that is a harlot, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 21:7

    That is a whore - A prostitute, though even reclaimed.

    Profane - A heathen, or one who is not a cordial believer in the true God. Put away from her husband - Because this very circumstance might lead to suspicion that the priest and the divorced woman might have been improperly connected before.

    Barnes' Notes on Leviticus 21:7

    Profane - A woman who has been seduced, or one of illegitimate birth. A somewhat stricter rule for the priests' marriages was revealed to the prophet in later times, Ezekiel 44:22.

    Wesley's Notes on Leviticus 21:7

    21:7 Profane - Or defiled, or deflowered, though it were done secretly, or by force: because the priest must take care that all the members of his family be free not only from gross wickedness, but from all suspicions of evil.