15 Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the Lord do sanctify him.

Other Translations of Leviticus 21:15

New International Version

15 so that he will not defile his offspring among his people. I am the Lord, who makes him holy.' "

English Standard Version

15 that he may not profane his offspring among his people, for I am the Lord who sanctifies him."

The Message

15 He must not defile his descendants among his people because I am God who makes him holy."

New King James Version

15 Nor shall he profane his posterity among his people, for I the Lord sanctify him.' "

New Living Translation

15 so that he will not dishonor his descendants among his clan, for I am the Lord who makes him holy."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 21:15

Chapter Contents

Laws concerning the priests.

As these priests were types of Christ, so all ministers must be followers of him, that their example may teach others to imitate the Saviour. Without blemish, and separate from sinners, He executed his priestly office on earth. What manner of persons then should his ministers be! But all are, if Christians, spiritual priests; the minister especially is called to set a good example, that the people may follow it. Our bodily infirmities, blessed be God, cannot now shut us out from his service, from these privileges, or from his heavenly glory. Many a healthful, beautiful soul is lodged in a feeble, deformed body. And those who may not be suited for the work of the ministry, may serve God with comfort in other duties in his church.