1And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,2This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:3And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:4And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times:5And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:6And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.7Then 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 even.8And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.9And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.10And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever.11He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.12He shall purify himself with it 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.13Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth 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 yet upon him.14This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.15And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean.16And whosoever toucheth one that 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.17And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:18And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave:19And 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 even.20But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the LORD: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.21And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even.22And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.
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Laws for Purification
1Now the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,2“This is the statute of the law that the Lord has commanded: Tell the people of Israel to bring you a red heifer without defect, in which there is no blemish, and on which a yoke has never come. (De 21:3; 1Sa 6:7)3And you shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be taken outside the camp and slaughtered before him. (Le 4:12; Heb 13:11)4And Eleazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger, and sprinkle some of its blood toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times. (Le 4:6; Le 4:17; Le 16:14; Le 16:19; Heb 9:13)5And the heifer shall be burned in his sight. Its skin, its flesh, and its blood, with its dung, shall be burned. (Ex 29:14; Le 4:11)6And the priest shall take cedarwood and hyssop and scarlet yarn, and throw them into the fire burning the heifer. (Le 14:4; Le 14:6; Le 14:49)7Then the priest shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward he may come into the camp. But the priest shall be unclean until evening. (Le 11:25)8The one who burns the heifer shall wash his clothes in water and bathe his body in water and shall be unclean until evening. (Nu 19:5; Nu 19:7)9And a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and deposit them outside the camp in a clean place. And they shall be kept for the water for impurity for the congregation of the people of Israel; it is a sin offering. (Le 4:12; Le 6:11; Le 10:14; Nu 19:13; Nu 19:20; Nu 31:23; Heb 9:13)10And the one who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening. And this shall be a perpetual statute for the people of Israel, and for the stranger who sojourns among them. (Nu 19:7)11“Whoever touches the dead body of any person shall be unclean seven days. (Nu 5:2; Nu 9:6; Nu 9:10; Nu 19:16; Nu 31:19)12He shall cleanse himself with the water on the third day and on the seventh day, and so be clean. But if he does not cleanse himself on the third day and on the seventh day, he will not become clean. (Nu 31:19)13Whoever touches a dead person, the body of anyone who has died, and does not cleanse himself, defiles the tabernacle of the Lord, and that person shall be cut off from Israel; because the water for impurity was not thrown on him, he shall be unclean. His uncleanness is still on him. (Ex 30:33; Le 15:31; Nu 19:20)14“This is the law when someone dies in a tent: everyone who comes into the tent and everyone who is in the tent shall be unclean seven days.15And every open vessel that has no cover fastened on it is unclean. (Le 11:32; Nu 31:20)16Whoever in the open field touches someone who was killed with a sword or who died naturally, or touches a human bone or a grave, shall be unclean seven days. (Nu 19:11; Mt 23:27; Lu 11:44)17For the unclean they shall take some ashes of the burnt sin offering, and fresh water shall be added in a vessel. (Heb 9:13)18Then a clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water and sprinkle it on the tent and on all the furnishings and on the persons who were there and on whoever touched the bone, or the slain or the dead or the grave. (Ex 12:22)19And the clean person shall sprinkle it on the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day. Thus on the seventh day he shall cleanse him, and he shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water, and at evening he shall be clean. (Le 11:25; Le 14:9; Nu 19:12)20“If the man who is unclean does not cleanse himself, that person shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, since he has defiled the sanctuary of the Lord. Because the water for impurity has not been thrown on him, he is unclean. (Ex 30:33)21And it shall be a statute forever for them. The one who sprinkles the water for impurity shall wash his clothes, and the one who touches the water for impurity shall be unclean until evening.22And whatever the unclean person touches shall be unclean, and anyone who touches it shall be unclean until evening.” (Nu 19:11; Hag 2:13)