Leviticus 21:11

“Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither shall he goe in to any dead body, nor defile himselfe for his father, or for his mother:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

nor shall he approach any dead person, nor defile himself {even} for his father or his mother;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;
- American Standard Version (1901)

He may not go near any dead body or make himself unclean for his father or his mother;
- Basic English Bible

Neither shall he come near any person dead, nor make himself unclean for his father and for his mother;
- Darby Bible

Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;
- Webster's Bible

neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;
- World English Bible

nor beside any dead person doth he come; for his father and for his mother he doth not defile himself;
- Youngs Literal Bible

neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 21:11


21:11 Go in - Into the chamber or house where they lie. This and divers other rites here prescribed were from hence translated by the Heathens into their use, whose priests were put under the same obligations.


Discussion for Leviticus 21

  • Lisa warren
    once saved always saved God is not going to give you something and then take it away in romans for the gifts and calling of God are without repentance Jesus said this is the blood of the new testament ,which is shed for you
  • A disciple
    How many of His little ones have been caused to sin by those who should have been trustworthy examples and protectors! Jesus has pity and is well able to recover His sheep that have been driven out and scattered in the dark mountains! But as for those who caused them to be driven out; "It were better for him if a millstone were tied around his neck and he were thrown into the depths of the sea.."
  • Oluchi
    Thanks and God bless you and your family
  • Darrien
    "Work in progress", I think that the Bible is clear that sins that are accidental will be forgiven but sins that you plan to do and will not repent from deserves death.

    30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
    - Numbers 15:30 KJV
  • Work in progress
    If you once were saved and were abused and broke Gods laws is that an automatic death sentance even if you rededicate and go back to him where you belong?
  • Irene123
    L. Eames - Eccl. 12-13; Deut. 10:12-13; Micah 6:8 ; these are beautiful scriptures, aren't they. Jn. 14:15; 1 Jn. 2:3. They make obeying the Lord Jesus so - easy. That's all one has to do is what they say; and His commandments are all found in the Gospels and the epistles.

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