|Numbers 19 |
1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
2 "This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without a spot, in which is no blemish, and upon which the yoke has never been placed.
3 And you shall give her to Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her while he watches.
4 And Eleazar the priest shall take some of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times.
5 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; he shall burn her skin, her flesh, her blood, with her dung.
6 And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.
7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the evening.
8 And the one who burns her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the evening.
9 And a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up outside the camp in a clean place. The ashes shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel as a water of separation; it shall serve as a purification for sin.
10 And he that gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening; and this shall be to the children of Israel, and to the stranger that sojourns among them, as a statute forever.
11 He that touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.
12 He shall purify himself with it [the heifer's ashes] on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.
13 Whoever touches the dead body of any man that is dead and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is still upon him.
14 This is the law, when a man dies in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.
15 And every open vessel, which has no covering bound upon it, because it is unclean.
16 And whoever touches one who is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
17 And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be poured over the ashes in a vessel.
18 And a clean person shall take hyssop, dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, upon all the vessels, upon the persons that were there, and upon him who touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave.
19 And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at evening.
20 But the man who becomes unclean and does not purify himself; that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation because he has defiled the sanctuary of the LORD. The water of separation has not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.
21 And it shall be a perpetual statute to them, that he who sprinkles the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he who touches the water of separation shall be unclean until the evening.
22 And whatever the unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the soul that touches it shall be unclean until the evening.
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