Water of Cleansing
19:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron,
19:2 This 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:
19:3 And 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:
19:4 And 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:
19:5 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin,
and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:
19:6 And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and
scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the
19:7 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 even.
19:8 And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in
water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean
until the even.
19:9 And 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.
19:10 And 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.
19:11 He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be
unclean seven days.
19:12 He 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
19:13 Whosoever 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.
19:14 This 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.
19:15 And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound
upon it, is unclean.
19:16 And 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.
19:17 And for an unclean person they shall take of the
ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and
running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:
19:18 And 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:
19:19 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 even.
19:20 But 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.
19:21 And 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.
19:22 And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be
unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean