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Leviticus 21:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘They shall not take a woman who is profaned by harlotry, nor shall they take a woman divorced from her husband; for he is holy to his God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— They shall not take a wife [that is] a lewd woman, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he [is] holy to his God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— They shall not take as wife a whore, or a dishonoured woman; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband; for he is holy unto his God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A woman that is unchaste or dishonoured, shall they not take, And, a woman divorced from her husband, shall they not take,—For, holy, he is unto his God.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'A woman, a harlot, or polluted, they do not take, and a woman cast out from her husband they do not take, for he [is] holy to his God;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— They shall not take to wife a harlot or a vile prostitute, nor one that has been put away from her husband: because they are consecrated to their God,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— 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 vnto his God.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— They shall not take a woman who is a harlot and profaned, or a woman put away from her husband; for he is holy to the Lord his God.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— 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 Elohim.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
They shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
take 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a wife 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
[that is] a whore, 2181
{2181} Prime
זָנָה
zanah
{zaw-naw'}
A primitive root (highly fed and therefore wanton); to commit adultery (usually of the female, and less often of simple forniciation, rarely of involuntary ravishment); figuratively to commit idolatry (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
or profane; 2491
{2491} Prime
חָלָל
chalal
{khaw-lawl'}
From H2490; pierced (especially to death); figuratively polluted.
neither x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
shall they take 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a woman 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
put away 1644
{1644} Prime
גּרשׁ
garash
{gaw-rash'}
A primitive root; to drive out from a possession; especially to expatriate or divorce.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
from her husband: 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
he x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[is] holy 6918
{6918} Prime
קָדוֹשׁ
qadowsh
{kaw-doshe'}
From H6942; sacred (ceremonially or morally); (as noun) God (by eminence), an angel, a saint, a sanctuary.
unto his lhm אֱלֹהִים. 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Leviticus 21:7-9

_ _ They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane — Private individuals might form several connections, which were forbidden as inexpedient or improper in priests. The respectability of their office, and the honor of religion, required unblemished sanctity in their families as well as themselves, and departures from it in their case were visited with severer punishment than in that of others.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Leviticus 21:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Leviticus 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Leviticus 21:7

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

(d) Which has an evil name or is defamed.

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that is a whore:

Leviticus 21:8 Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, which sanctify you, [am] holy.
Ezekiel 44:22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.
1 Timothy 3:11 Even so [must their] wives [be] grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

put away:

Deuteronomy 24:1-4 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give [it] in her hand, and send her out of his house. ... Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that [is] abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance.
Isaiah 50:1 Thus saith the LORD, Where [is] the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors [is it] to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.
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Christian men must marry a virgin woman according to law of God.

Acoording to the Holy Scriptures christian men must marry a virgin woman; For it is written in Revelation 1:6 " And Jesus Christ has made us kings and priests unto God and His Father;..." and also in 1 Peter 2:9 " But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation,.."; So all the christians on earth are priests of God;
And it is written in Leviticus 21:7 " The priests shall not take a wife that is a whore, or deflowered, neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband; for he is holy unto his God" and also in Ezekiel 44:22 " The priests shall not take for theirs wives a widow, nor her that is put away; but they shall take virgins of the seed of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before"
So christian men, who are priests must marry a virgin woman or a widow of a christian who was married being a virgin.

You may argue that we are no longer under the Mosaic Law, but this a big mistake;

for Jesus Christ says in Matthew 5:17-19 " Think not that I am come to abolish the Law and the Prophets; I am not come to abolish, but to fulfil. For verily I say to you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven, but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

So Jesus Christ cannot abolish any law which is not already predicted in the Law and the Prophets, according to His own word in Matthew 5:17-19; thus Jesus Christ has made 7 reforms ( 7 is number of perfection) to bring the Law to perfection.
The 7 reforms made by Jesus Christ are already predicted in the Law and the Prophets; so He fulfilled the Law and the Prophets by doing these reforms.

These reforms are:
1- reform related to the law of divorce,
2- reform related to the law of death penalty,
3- reform related to the law of vengeance; eye for eye, tooth for tooth,
4- reform related to the law of Aaronic priesthood; the high priest,
5- reform related to the law of Leviticus priesthood; the priests,
6- reform related to the law of of earthly tabernacle and the sacrifices of sin expiation,
7- and last, you must be baptized by Holy Spirit before being partaker of the kingdom of heaven

So if you don't understand what apostle Paul has written, keep what Jesus says.

Shalom, God bless you while you are keeping His word.

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- John Thierry Tchiakpe (7/14/2017 3:27:40 PM) [qBible.com]
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