The Bible in Its Traditions

Numbers 19:11–16

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11  He that toucheth the dead, even any man's dead body, shall be unclean seven days;

11  Whoever touches the corpse of a man, and is, because of this, unclean for seven days,

11  He who touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.

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12  the same shall purify himself therewith on the third day and on the seventh day, and he shall be clean; but if he purify not himself the third day and the seventh day, he shall not be clean.

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13  Whosoever toucheth the dead, even the body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself--he hath defiled the tabernacle of YHWH--that soul shall be cut off from Israel; because the water of sprinkling was not dashed against him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.

13  Anyone who will have touched the dead body of a human life, and who has not been sprinkled with this mixture, pollutes the tabernacle of the Lord, and he shall perish out of Israel. For not having been sprinkled with the water of expiation, he shall be unclean, and his filth shall remain upon him.

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14  This is the law: when a man dieth in a tent, every one that cometh into the tent, and every thing that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.

14  And this is the law; if a man die in a house, every one that goes into the house, and all things in the house, shall be unclean seven days.

14  This is the law of a man who dies in a tent. All who enter into his tent, and all the vessels which are there, shall be polluted for seven days.

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15  And every open vessel, which hath no covering close-bound upon it, is unclean.

15  The vessel that has no cover or binding over it shall be unclean.

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16  And whosoever in the open field toucheth one that is slain with a sword, or one that dieth of himself, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.

16  And every one who shall touch a man slain by violence, or a corpse, or human bone, or sepulchre, shall be unclean seven days.