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Numbers 19 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Ordinance of the Red Heifer

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:1 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:2 - “This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect and on which a yoke has never [fn]been placed.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:3 - ‘You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be brought outside the camp and be slaughtered in his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:4 - ‘Next 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:5 - ‘Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight; its hide and its flesh and its blood, with its refuse, shall be burned.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:6 - ‘The priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet material and cast it into the midst of the [fn]burning heifer.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:7 - ‘The priest shall then wash his clothes and bathe his [fn]body in water, and afterward come into the camp, but the priest shall be unclean until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:8 - ‘The one who burns it shall also wash his clothes in water and bathe his [fn]body in water, and shall be unclean until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:9 - ‘Now a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and deposit them outside the camp in a clean place, and [fn]the congregation of the sons of Israel shall keep it as water to remove impurity; it is [fn]purification from sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:10 - ‘The one who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening; and it shall be a perpetual statute to the sons of Israel and to the alien who sojourns among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:11 - ‘The one who touches the corpse of any [fn]person shall be unclean for seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:12 - ‘That one shall purify himself from uncleanness with [fn]the water on the third day and on the seventh day, and then he will be clean; but if he does not purify himself on the third day and on the seventh day, he will not be clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:13 - ‘Anyone who touches a corpse, the [fn]body of a man who has died, and does not purify himself, defiles the [fn]tabernacle of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from Israel. Because the water for impurity was not [fn]sprinkled on him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is still on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:14 - ‘This is the law when a man dies in a tent: everyone who comes into the tent and everyone who is in the tent shall be unclean for seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:15 - ‘Every open vessel, which has no covering [fn]tied down on it, shall be unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:16 - ‘Also, anyone who in the open field touches one who has been slain with a sword or who has died naturally, or a human bone or a grave, shall be unclean for seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:17 - ‘Then for the unclean person they shall take some of the [fn]ashes of the [fn]burnt [fn]purification from sin and [fn]flowing water shall be [fn]added to them in a vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:18 - ‘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 the one who touched the bone or the one slain or the one dying naturally or the grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:19 - ‘Then the clean person shall sprinkle on the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day; and on the seventh day he shall purify him from uncleanness, and he shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and shall be clean by evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:20 - ‘But the man who is unclean and does not purify himself from uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, because he has defiled the sanctuary of the LORD; the water for impurity has not been sprinkled on him, he is unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:21 - ‘So it shall be a perpetual statute for them. And he who sprinkles the water for impurity shall wash his clothes, and he who touches the water for impurity shall be unclean until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:22 - ‘Furthermore, anything that the unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the person who touches it shall be unclean until evening.’”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: come up
Literally: burning of the heifer
Literally: flesh
Literally: flesh
Literally: it shall be to the congregation...Israel, for a guarding as water of impurity
Or, a sin offering
Literally: soul of man
Literally: it
Literally: soul
Literally: dwelling place
Or, thrown
Literally: cord
Literally: dust
Literally: burning of the
Or, sin offering
Literally: living
Literally: put

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