The Law Regarding the Reddish Heifer1 And the lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2 This is a distinction of the law, as many things as the lord ordered, saying, Speak to the sons of Israel! And let them take to you [3heifer 2reddish 1an unblemished]! which [2is not on 3it 1a blemish], and which [2was not put 3upon 4it 1a yoke]. 3 And you shall give it to Eleazar the priest; and they shall lead it outside the camp, and they shall slay her before him. 4 And Eleazar shall take of her blood, and he shall sprinkle it before the front of the tent of the testimony of her blood seven times. 5 And you shall incinerate her before him, and her skin, and her meats, and her blood with her dung shall be incinerated. 6 And [3shall take 1the 2priest] wood of cedar, and hyssop, and scarlet; and they shall put them in the midst of the burning of the heifer. 7 And [3shall wash 4his garments 1the 2priest], and bathe his body in water; and after these things he shall enter into the camp, and [3shall be unclean 1the 2priest] until evening. 8 And the one incinerating her shall wash his garments in water, and shall bathe his body in water, and shall be unclean until evening. 9 And [3shall gather together 2man 1a clean] the ashes of the heifer, and shall put them aside outside the camp in [2place 1a clean]. And it shall be for the congregation of the sons of Israel for preservation. [2water 3of sprinkling 1It is a purification]. 10 And the one gathering the ashes of the heifer shall wash his garments, and will be unclean until evening. And it will be to the sons of Israel, and to the foreigners lying nearby in the midst of you [2law 1an eternal]. 11 The one touching [4having died 1any 2departed soul 3of a man] will be unclean seven days. 12 This one shall be purified on the [2day 1third] and the [2day 1seventh], and he will be clean. But if he should not be purified on the [2day 1third], and on the [2day 1seventh], he will not be clean. 13 Every one touching the one having died of the departed soul of a man, if he should die, and the other should not have been purified, the tent of the lord is defiled; and [2shall be obliterated 1that soul] from Israel, for water of sprinkling was not sprinkled about upon him; he is unclean; [4still 2uncleanness 1his 5with 6him 3is]. 14 And this is the law. A man, if he should die in a house, every one entering into the house, and as many as are in the house, will be unclean seven days. 15 And every item being open, as many as have not [2with a bond 1been bound] upon it is unclean. 16 And all who ever should touch upon the face of the plain one slain, or a dead corpse, or of a bone of mankind, or tomb, for seven days he will be unclean. 17 And they shall take for the unclean some of the ashes of the thing having been incinerated for the purification, and shall pour out upon it [2water 1living] into a utensil. 18 And [3shall take 4hyssop 5and 6shall dip it 7into 8the 9water 2man 1a clean], and sprinkle about upon the house, and upon the utensils, and upon the souls, as many as might be there, and upon the one touching the bone of mankind, or of the slain, or of the one having died, or of the tomb. 19 And [3shall sprinkle about 1the 2clean man] upon the unclean on the [2day 1third], and on the [2day 1seventh]; and he shall be purified on the [2day 1seventh]; and he shall wash his garments, and he shall bathe in water, and he will be unclean until evening. 20 And a man who ever should be defiled, and shall not be purified, [3shall be utterly destroyed 2soul 1that] from the midst of the congregation, for the holy things of the lord he defiled, for the water of sprinkling was not sprinkled about upon him; he is unclean. 21 And it shall be to you [2law 1an eternal]. And the one sprinkling about the water of sprinkling, he shall wash his garments; and the one touching the water of sprinkling, he will be unclean until evening. 22 And anything what ever should be touched by him (the one being unclean) shall be unclean until evening.
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