These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.
These searched among their ancestral registration, but they could not be located; therefore they were considered unclean and excluded from the priesthood.
But they had lost their genealogical records, so they were not allowed to serve as priests.
They had thoroughly searched for their family records but couldn't find them. And so they were barred from priestly work as ritually unclean.
They made search for their record among the lists of families, but their names were nowhere to be seen; so they were looked on as unclean and no longer priests.
These looked for their entries in the genealogical records, but they were not found there, and so they were excluded from the priesthood as unclean;
These sought their listing among those who were registered by genealogy, but they were not found; therefore they were excluded from the priesthood as defiled.
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1 tn Heb “these.”
2 tn Heb “their records were searched for in the genealogical materials, but were not found.” This passive construction has been translated as active for stylistic reasons.
3 tn Heb “they were desecrated.”