Leviticus 21:9

“And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the daughter of any Priest, if she profane her selfe, by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: shee shall be burnt with fire.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Also the daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by harlotry, she profanes her father; she shall be burned with fire.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the harlot, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if the daughter of a priest makes herself common and by her loose behaviour puts shame on her father, let her be burned with fire.
- Basic English Bible

And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burned with fire.
- Darby Bible

And the daughter of any priest, if she shall profane herself by lewdness, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
- Webster's Bible

'The daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by playing the prostitute, she profanes her father: she shall be burned with fire.
- World English Bible

`And a daughter of any priest when she polluteth herself by going a-whoring -- her father she is polluting; with fire she is burnt.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the harlot, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 21:9


21:9 And the daughter - And by analogy his son also, and his wife, because the reason of the law here added, concerns all. And nothing is more common than to name one kind for the rest of the same nature, as also is done #Lev 18:6|. She profaneth her father - Exposeth his person and office, and consequently religion, to contempt.


Discussion for Leviticus 21

  • 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.
  • Patrick
    I think Michael said it best, if we were to live according to Leviticus, we would all have bushy beards, none of us would eat meat, we would not be able to socialise with disabled/little people, we would not be able to wear clothing of mixed fabrics. But many of us do these things, so will those of us who do these things be surely put to death or ex communicated? Also is it right to own slaves?
  • Laureene Eames
    The Bible is our road map, the law was a shadow of things to come. Jesus said he did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill the the law Matthew 5;17-20. Jesus is the fulfillment of the law. Thank God for his grace and his mercy for without it we would still have a death sentence over our head. Let the church shout Hallelujah to Jesus. Ecclesiastes 12;13 Fear God and keep his commandments
  • Irene123
    Jesus 'bloodline' - Our salvation does not depend on a pure, sinless bloodline; i.e., Rahab of Jericho was in Jesus bloodline and Ruth, who was of the Moabites, and SOLOMON!! He ended up sacrificing his own children to Molech. Yet He is mentioned in the line of Jesus. Jesus didn't come to save the righteous ....................
  • Michael C.
    There's a lot of misunderstanding about the Law and the [so-called] Old Testament, with many Churches. Jesus Himself taught us, that until heaven and earth should pass away, not one yode or tittle could pass away from the Law, till all be fulfilled; and that He came not to abolish the Law, but to completely make full! When we have His grace, it will show His holy character in our life, for Law.
  • Steve
    Some of you guys (Michael and others) need to read the New Testament specifically the book of Hebrews, to fully understand why all these ordinances were the Old Testament were given. It explains that much of this was symbolic and was foreshadowing walking with The Holy Spirit and walking with Christ's nature living within you.

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