Leviticus 11:37
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New International Version
If a carcass falls on any seeds that are to be planted, they remain clean.

New Living Translation
If the carcass falls on seed grain to be planted in the field, the seed will still be considered clean.

English Standard Version
And if any part of their carcass falls upon any seed grain that is to be sown, it is clean,

New American Standard Bible
'If a part of their carcass falls on any seed for sowing which is to be sown, it is clean.

King James Bible
And if any part of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If one of their carcasses falls on any seed that is to be sown, it is clean;

International Standard Version
If their carcass falls on a seed, which is for sowing, what is to be sown is clean.

NET Bible
Now, if such a carcass falls on any sowing seed which is to be sown, it is clean,

New Heart English Bible
If part of their carcass falls on any sowing seed which is to be sown, it is clean.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If their dead bodies fall on seed that is to be planted, the seed is clean.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if aught of their carcass fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it is clean.

New American Standard 1977
‘And if a part of their carcass falls on any seed for sowing which is to be sown, it is clean.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if any part of their carcase falls upon any sown seed which is sown, it shall be clean.

King James 2000 Bible
And if any part of their carcass fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean.

American King James Version
And if any part of their carcass fall on any sowing seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean.

American Standard Version
And if aught of their carcass fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it is clean.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If it fall upon seed corn, it shall not defile it.

Darby Bible Translation
And if any part of their carcase fall upon any sowing-seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean;

English Revised Version
And if aught of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it is clean.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if any part of their carcass shall fall upon any sowing-seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean.

World English Bible
If part of their carcass falls on any sowing seed which is to be sown, it is clean.

Young's Literal Translation
and when any of their carcase falleth on any sown seed which is sown -- it is clean;
Study Bible
Clean and Unclean Animals
36'Nevertheless a spring or a cistern collecting water shall be clean, though the one who touches their carcass shall be unclean. 37If a part of their carcass falls on any seed for sowing which is to be sown, it is clean. 38'Though if water is put on the seed and a part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.…
Cross References
Leviticus 11:36
'Nevertheless a spring or a cistern collecting water shall be clean, though the one who touches their carcass shall be unclean.

Leviticus 11:38
'Though if water is put on the seed and a part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.
Treasury of Scripture

And if any part of their carcass fall on any sowing seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean.

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(37) And if any part of their carcase.--The principle which underlies the immunity from pollution of living water is also at the basis of the exception of living plants. Hence if the carcase or a portion of a dead reptile is found among grain destined for sowing, the quantity of wheat in which it is discovered does not become defiled, since the growing plant constantly derives new elements from below and fresh moisture from above, thus undergoing as many changes in its way as spring water. The law therefore which obtained during the second Temple was as follows :--"Whatever is fixed in the ground does not contract defilement. Plants are not defiled till they are gathered." Hence the ancient Chaldee version of Jonathan renders this verse: "If any part of their carcase falleth upon any seed that is sown in the manner in which it is commonly sown--that is, in its dry state--it is clean."

And if any part of their carcass fall upon any sowing seed that is to be sown,.... That which is selected from the other seed in order to be sown, and which is laid by and laid up for that purpose; should the carcass, or any part of the carcass of a creeping thing fall upon an heap of it, into a vessel in which it was put, as a dead mouse or the like:

yet it shall be clean; be fit for use and sown in the earth; because being cast into the earth, and dying and quickening there, and then springing up again in stalk and ear, it would go through various changes before it became the food of man: the Targum of Jonathan describes it, such as is sown in its dryness, or being dry; for if it was wetted it was unfit for use, as follows. 11:1-47 What animals were clean and unclean. - These laws seem to have been intended, 1. As a test of the people's obedience, as Adam was forbidden to eat of the tree of knowledge; and to teach them self-denial, and the government of their appetites. 2. To keep the Israelites distinct from other nations. Many also of these forbidden animals were objects of superstition and idolatry to the heathen. 3. The people were taught to make distinctions between the holy and unholy in their companions and intimate connexions. 4. The law forbad, not only the eating of the unclean beasts, but the touching of them. Those who would be kept from any sin, must be careful to avoid all temptations to it, or coming near it. The exceptions are very minute, and all were designed to call forth constant care and exactness in their obedience; and to teach us to obey. Whilst we enjoy our Christian liberty, and are free from such burdensome observances, we must be careful not to abuse our liberty. For the Lord hath redeemed and called his people, that they may be holy, even as he is holy. We must come out, and be separate from the world; we must leave the company of the ungodly, and all needless connexions with those who are dead in sin; we must be zealous of good works devoted followers of God, and companions of his people.
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