Leviticus 15:18
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New International Version
When a man has sexual relations with a woman and there is an emission of semen, both of them must bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

New Living Translation
After a man and a woman have sexual intercourse, they must each bathe in water, and they will remain unclean until the next evening.

English Standard Version
If a man lies with a woman and has an emission of semen, both of them shall bathe themselves in water and be unclean until the evening.

New American Standard Bible
If a man lies with a woman so that there is a seminal emission, they shall both bathe in water and be unclean until evening.

King James Bible
The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a man sleeps with a woman and has an emission of semen, both of them are to bathe with water, and they will remain unclean until evening."

International Standard Version
When a man has sexual relations with a woman and the man releases semen, both are to bathe with water, and they will remain unclean until evening."

NET Bible
When a man has sexual intercourse with a woman and there is a seminal emission, they must bathe in water and be unclean until evening.

New Heart English Bible
If a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When a man has sexual intercourse with a woman and has an emission of semen, they must wash themselves. They will be unclean until evening.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The woman also with whom a man shall lie carnally, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

New American Standard 1977
‘If a man lies with a woman so that there is a seminal emission, they shall both bathe in water and be unclean until evening.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The woman also with whom the man shall have sexual contact with seed, they shall both bathe themselves in water and be unclean until the evening.

King James 2000 Bible
The woman also with whom man shall lie and have an emission of semen, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening.

American King James Version
The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

American Standard Version
The woman also with whom a man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The woman, with whom he copulateth, shall be washed with water, and shall be unclean until the evening.

Darby Bible Translation
And a woman with whom a man lieth with seed of copulation -- they shall bathe in water, and be unclean until the even.

English Revised Version
The woman also with whom a man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

Webster's Bible Translation
The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening.

World English Bible
If a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening.

Young's Literal Translation
'And a woman with whom a man lieth with seed of copulation, they also have bathed with water, and been unclean till the evening.
Study Bible
The Cleansing of Men
17'As for any garment or any leather on which there is seminal emission, it shall be washed with water and be unclean until evening. 18If a man lies with a woman so that there is a seminal emission, they shall both bathe in water and be unclean until evening. 19When a woman has a discharge, if her discharge in her body is blood, she shall continue in her menstrual impurity for seven days; and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening.…
Cross References
Leviticus 15:16
'Now if a man has a seminal emission, he shall bathe all his body in water and be unclean until evening.

Leviticus 15:17
'As for any garment or any leather on which there is seminal emission, it shall be washed with water and be unclean until evening.

1 Samuel 21:4
The priest answered David and said, "There is no ordinary bread on hand, but there is consecrated bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women."

2 Samuel 11:4
David sent messengers and took her, and when she came to him, he lay with her; and when she had purified herself from her uncleanness, she returned to her house.
Treasury of Scripture

The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

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Leviticus 15:5 And whoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself …

Ephesians 4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

Ephesians 5:3-11 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not …

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, …

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain …

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Exodus 19:15 And he said to the people, Be ready against the third day: come not …

1 Samuel 21:4,5 And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread …

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

1 Corinthians 6:12,18 All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient: all …

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should …

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators …

(18) The woman also with whom man shall lie.--Better, And if a man lie with a woman, that is, even when what is specified in Leviticus 15:16 takes place in intercourse between man and woman lawfully married, it pollutes both the husband and the wife. They have accordingly both to immerse their whole bodies, and remain unclean till sundown, and were debarred from the privileges of the sanctuary during that day. Hence abstinence from conjugal intercourse was regarded as a necessary preparation for the performance of sacred duties. He who had approached his wife could not draw nigh to God (Exodus 19:15), and was not allowed to partake of sacred meals. (Comp. 1Samuel 21:5-6.) The law of pollution was not designed to put a check upon marriage, since matrimony is a Divine institution (Genesis 1:27-28; Genesis 2:21-25), but it is intended to prevent husband and wife from making an immoderate use of their conjugal life, and thus to preserve them in health and vigour by prescribing such constant purifications after it. This is probably the reason why other nations of antiquity enacted similar laws. Thus the Hindoos and the Babylonians bathed after conjugal intercourse. The Egyptian priests abstained from it when they had to perform sacred duties, and the laity were not allowed to enter the precincts of the Temple unless they submitted to ablutions. Mahommed, for the same reason, enjoins lustrations upon all the faithful before reciting their prayers.

Verse 18. - The third case of an issue (cf. Exodus 19:15; 1 Samuel 21:5; 1 Corinthians 7:5). The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation,.... It seems to respect any congress of a man and woman, whether in fornication or adultery, or lawful marriage, and particularly the latter; for though marriage is honourable and holy, and carnal copulation in itself lawful, yet such is the sinfulness of nature, that as no act is performed without pollution, so neither that of generation, and by which the corruption of nature is propagated, and therefore required a ceremonial cleansing:

they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even; so Herodotus (f) reports, that as often as a Babylonian man lay with his wife, he had used to sit by consecrated incense, and the woman did the same: and in the morning they were both washed, and did not touch any vessel before they had washed themselves; and he says the Arabians did the like: and the same historian relates (g) of the Egyptians, that they never go into their temples from their wives unwashed; see Exodus 19:15.

(f) Clio, sive, l. 1. c. 198. (g) Euterpe, sive, l. 2. c. 64. 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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