Leviticus 15:12
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New International Version
"'A clay pot that the man touches must be broken, and any wooden article is to be rinsed with water.

New Living Translation
Any clay pot the man touches must be broken, and any wooden utensil he touches must be rinsed with water.

English Standard Version
And an earthenware vessel that the one with the discharge touches shall be broken, and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

New American Standard Bible
'However, an earthenware vessel which the person with the discharge touches shall be broken, and every wooden vessel shall be rinsed in water.

King James Bible
And the vessel of earth, that he toucheth which hath the issue, shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Any clay pot that the man with the discharge touches must be broken, while any wooden utensil must be rinsed with water."

International Standard Version
The earthen vessel that the person with the discharge touches is to be broken in pieces, and every wooden vessel is to be rinsed with water."

NET Bible
A clay vessel which the man with the discharge touches must be broken, and any wooden utensil must be rinsed in water.

New Heart English Bible
"'The earthen vessel, which he who has the discharge touches, shall be broken; and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When a man who has a discharge touches pottery, it must be broken, and any wooden bucket he touches must be rinsed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the earthen vessel, which he that hath the issue toucheth, shall be broken; and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

New American Standard 1977
‘However, an earthenware vessel which the person with the discharge touches shall be broken, and every wooden vessel shall be rinsed in water.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the vessel of earth that the one that has the issue touches shall be broken, and every vessel of wood shall be washed with water.

King James 2000 Bible
And the vessel of earth, that he touches which has the discharge, shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

American King James Version
And the vessel of earth, that he touches which has the issue, shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

American Standard Version
And the earthen vessel, which he that hath the issue toucheth, shall be broken; and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If he touch a vessel of earth, it shall be broken: but if a vessel of wood, if shall be washed with water.

Darby Bible Translation
And the vessel of earth that he toucheth who hath the flux shall be broken; and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

English Revised Version
And the earthen vessel, which he that hath the issue toucheth, shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the vessel of earth that he toucheth who hath the issue, shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

World English Bible
"'The earthen vessel, which he who has the discharge touches, shall be broken; and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

Young's Literal Translation
'And the earthen vessel which he who hath the issue cometh against is broken; and every wooden vessel is rinsed with water.
Study Bible
The Uncleanness of Men
11'Likewise, whomever the one with the discharge touches without having rinsed his hands in water shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. 12However, an earthenware vessel which the person with the discharge touches shall be broken, and every wooden vessel shall be rinsed in water. 13'Now when the man with the discharge becomes cleansed from his discharge, then he shall count off for himself seven days for his cleansing; he shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in running water and will become clean.…
Cross References
Leviticus 6:28
'Also the earthenware vessel in which it was boiled shall be broken; and if it was boiled in a bronze vessel, then it shall be scoured and rinsed in water.

Leviticus 11:32
'Also anything on which one of them may fall when they are dead becomes unclean, including any wooden article, or clothing, or a skin, or a sack-- any article of which use is made-- it shall be put in the water and be unclean until evening, then it becomes clean.

Leviticus 11:33
'As for any earthenware vessel into which one of them may fall, whatever is in it becomes unclean and you shall break the vessel.

Leviticus 15:11
'Likewise, whomever the one with the discharge touches without having rinsed his hands in water shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening.
Treasury of Scripture

And the vessel of earth, that he touches which has the issue, shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

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Leviticus 6:28 But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: and …

Leviticus 11:32,33 And on whatever any of them, when they are dead, does fall, it shall …

Proverbs 1:21,23 She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the …

Proverbs 3:21 My son, let not them depart from your eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, …

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to …

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Psalm 2:9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces …

(12) And the vessel of earth . . . shall be broken.--For the reason why vessels of a porous clay must be destroyed when contaminated by defilement, see Leviticus 6:28; Leviticus 11:33. This, however, is the only instance where an earthen vessel touched on the outside was defiled, thus again showing the intense loathing with which the guilt of this kind of infirmity was regarded.

Every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.--As these kinds of vessels were both more expensive and more difficult to restore, the Law, which so frequently takes into consideration the circumstances of the people, mercifully spares the more costly utensils. These are to undergo the same baptism as human beings. The administrators of the law during the second Temple took the expression "wood" in a more generic sense, as denoting more enduring material than clay; hence they included vessels made of copper, brass, silver, &c. With regard to the manner in which the vessels thus polluted are to be immersed, they ordained that if the utensil is dipped with its mouth downward, or if the vessel, at the time of its immersion, contains any liquor except water, the baptism is illegal. They, moreover, ordained that all new vessels which are purchased, or otherwise acquired, must likewise be immersed, for fear lest the maker, or some of those who have handled them prior to the purchase, might have been in a state of defilement. Hence the orthodox Jews to this day literally baptize cups, plates, knives, forks, or any new utensil which they buy. It is to this law that Christ refers when He says, "And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing [literally, the baptism] of cups, and pots, brazen vessels, and of tables," or, as the Margin has it more correctly, "beds," or couches (Mark 7:4).

And the vessel of earth that he toucheth which hath an issue shall be broken,.... That it might not be made use of afterwards; which was ordered, that they might be careful what they touched who were in such circumstances: according to Gersom an earthen vessel received no uncleanness but from the middle, though he owns the law does not distinguish between the middle and the outside; wherefore Jarchi is of opinion, that if the back or outside of it was touched, it was unclean, and to be broken:

and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water; and after that be used: what should be the reason why an earthen vessel defiled by touching should be broken, and a wooden vessel defiled in the same way should not, but be rinsed and cleansed, when an earthen vessel might as well be rinsed and fit for use as that, is not easy to say; it depended upon the will of the lawgiver: according to Ainsworth, the one may signify the destruction of reprobate persons, the other the cleansing of penitent sinners. 12. the vessel of earth, that he toucheth which hath the issue, shall be broken—It is thought that the pottery of the Israelites, like the earthenware jars in which the Egyptians kept their water, was unglazed and consequently porous, and that it was its porousness which, rendering it extremely liable to imbibe small particles of impure matter, was the reason why the vessel touched by an unclean person was ordered to be broken.15:1-33 Laws concerning ceremonial uncleanness. - We need not be curious in explaining these laws; but have reason to be thankful that we need fear no defilement, except that of sin, nor need ceremonial and burdensome purifications. These laws remind us that God sees all things, even those which escape the notice of men. The great gospel duties of faith and repentance are here signified, and the great gospel privileges of the application of Christ's blood to our souls for our justification, and his grace for our sanctification.
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