Leviticus 11:38
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New International Version
But if water has been put on the seed and a carcass falls on it, it is unclean for you.

New Living Translation
But if the seed is wet when the carcass falls on it, the seed will be defiled.

English Standard Version
but if water is put on the seed and any part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.

New American Standard Bible
'Though if water is put on the seed and a part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.

King James Bible
But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but if water has been put on the seed and one of their carcasses falls on it, it is unclean for you."

International Standard Version
But if water is put on the seed and part of their carcass falls on it, then it has become unclean for you.

NET Bible
but if water is put on the seed and such a carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.

New Heart English Bible
But if water is put on the seed, and part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if water is poured on the seed and their dead bodies fall on it, the seed is unclean for you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if water be put upon the seed, and aught of their carcass fall thereon, it is unclean unto you.

New American Standard 1977
‘Though if water is put on the seed, and a part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if any water is put upon the seed and any part of their carcase falls thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.

King James 2000 Bible
But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcass fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.

American King James Version
But if any water be put on the seed, and any part of their carcass fall thereon, it shall be unclean to you.

American Standard Version
But if water be put upon the seed, and aught of their carcass fall thereon, it is unclean unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if any man pour water upon the seed, and afterwards it be touched by the carcasses, it shall be forthwith defiled.

Darby Bible Translation
but if water have been put on the seed, and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.

English Revised Version
But if water be put upon the seed, and aught of their carcase fall thereon, it is unclean unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if any water shall be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcass shall fall on it, it shall be unclean to you.

World English Bible
But if water is put on the seed, and part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.

Young's Literal Translation
and when water is put on the seed, and any of its carcase hath fallen on it -- unclean it is to you.
Study Bible
Clean and Unclean Animals
37'If a part of their carcass falls on any seed for sowing which is to be sown, it is clean. 38Though if water is put on the seed and a part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you. 39'Also if one of the animals dies which you have for food, the one who touches its carcass becomes unclean until evening.…
Cross References
Leviticus 11:37
'If a part of their carcass falls on any seed for sowing which is to be sown, it is clean.

Leviticus 11:39
'Also if one of the animals dies which you have for food, the one who touches its carcass becomes unclean until evening.
Treasury of Scripture

But if any water be put on the seed, and any part of their carcass fall thereon, it shall be unclean to you.

(38) But if any water be put upon the seed.--The case, however, is different when the grain is moistened, because the fluid softens the corn, and thus enables the defilement of the carcase to penetrate into its very fibres. The wet corn therefore is regarded in the same light as porous clay vessels which become saturated with defilement, and must be broken. (Comp. Leviticus 6:28.) By water, according to the rule which obtained during the second Temple, the seven liquids mentioned in Leviticus 11:34 are meant.

But if any water be put upon the seed,.... Either accidentally or on purpose; whether on sowing seed, and with water with which they water the field, as Aben Ezra interprets it; or on seed used for food, by steeping it in water, as sometimes wheat is, and boiled; and whether it is water or the rest of the liquors, and whether they are put on the seed, or the seed falls into them, it matters not, as Jarchi says:

and any part of their carcass fall thereon; that is, on the seed, though Aben Ezra observes, some say upon the water: the Targum of Jonathan adds, in its moisture, or while it is wet; and so may be thought to be more susceptible of impurity from the touch of a dead reptile, or any part of it, and which would render it unfit for sowing or eating, until it was dried and cleansed; yea, Jarchi says, if it falls thereon, even after it is dried:

it shall be unclean unto you; unfit for use. 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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