Leviticus 21:18

“For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For whatsoeuer man hee be that hath a blemish, he shall not approche: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'For no one who has a defect shall approach: a blind man, or a lame man, or he who has a disfigured {face,} or any deformed {limb,}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or anything superfluous,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For any man whose body is damaged may not come near: one who is blind, or has not the use of his legs, or one who has a broken nose or any unnatural growth,
- Basic English Bible

for whatever man hath a defect, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or one limb longer than the other,
- Darby Bible

For whatever man he may be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,
- Webster's Bible

For whatever man he is that has a blemish, he shall not draw near: a blind man, or a lame, or he who has a flat nose, or any deformity,
- World English Bible

for no man in whom [is] blemish doth draw near -- a man blind, or lame or dwarfed, or enlarged,
- Youngs Literal Bible

For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath any thing maimed, or anything too long,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 21:18


21:18 A flat nose - Most restrain this word to the nose, and to some great deformity relating to it. But according to others, it signifies more generally, a person that wants some member or members, because the next word, to which it is opposed, signifies one that hath more members than he should.


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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