And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves.
Leviticus 21:1-6
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Then the LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: 'No one shall defile himself for a [dead] person among his people,
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except for his relatives who are nearest to him, his mother and his father and his son and his daughter and his brother,
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also for his virgin sister, who is near to him because she has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.
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'He shall not defile himself as a relative by marriage among his people, and so profane himself.
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'They shall not make any baldness on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make any cuts in their flesh.
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'They shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God, for they present the offerings by fire to the LORD, the food of their God; so they shall be holy.
Leviticus 22:4
'No man of the descendants of Aaron, who is a leper or who has a discharge, may eat of the holy [gifts] until he is clean. And if one touches anything made unclean by a corpse or if a man has a seminal emission,
Matthew 8:21
Another of the disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
Matthew 8:22
But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead."
Luke 9:59
And He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
Luke 9:60
But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God."
2 Corinthians 5:16
Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know [Him] [in this way] no longer.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-15
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But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.
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For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
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For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.