Leviticus 15:2
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New International Version
"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When any man has an unusual bodily discharge, such a discharge is unclean.

New Living Translation
"Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. "Any man who has a bodily discharge is ceremonially unclean.

English Standard Version
“Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean.

New American Standard Bible
"Speak to the sons of Israel, and say to them, 'When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean.

King James Bible
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When any man has a discharge from his body, he is unclean.

International Standard Version
"Tell the Israelis that when a man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean,

NET Bible
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Tell the Israelites: If a man has a discharge from his penis, his discharge is unclean.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Speak unto the sons of Israel and say unto them, Any man when his seed issues forth out of his flesh, he shall be unclean.

King James 2000 Bible
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man has a discharge out of his flesh, because of his discharge he is unclean.

American King James Version
Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When any man has a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.

American Standard Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath an issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: The man that hath an issue of seed, shall be unclean.

Darby Bible Translation
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man have a flux from his flesh, because of his flux he is unclean.

English Revised Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath an issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.

World English Bible
"Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'When any man has a discharge from his body, because of his discharge he is unclean.

Young's Literal Translation
Speak unto the sons of Israel, and ye have said unto them, When there is an issue out of the flesh of any man, for his issue he is unclean;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 2-15. - The first case of an issue. It appears to be identical with the disease called by physicians gonorrhea, or, perhaps, blenorrhea (cf. chapter Leviticus 22:4; Numbers 5:2).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Speak unto the children of Israel,.... From whence we learn, says the above mentioned writer, that these uncleannesses were only usual among the children of Israel, not among the Gentiles; that is, the laws respecting them were only binding on the one, and not on the other (s):

and say unto them, when any man; in the Hebrew text it is, "a man, a man", which the Targum of Jonathan paraphrases, a young man, and an old man:

hath a running issue out of his flesh; what physicians call a "gonorrhoea", and we, as in the margin of our Bibles, "the running of the reins":

because of his issue, he is unclean; in a ceremonial sense, though it arises from a natural cause; but if not from any criminal one, from a debauch, but from a strain, or some such like thing, the man was not defiled, otherwise he was; the Targum of Jonathan is,"if he sees it three times he is unclean;''so the Misnah (t).

(s) So Maimon. & Bartenora in Misn. Edaiot, c. 5. sect. 1.((t) Zabim, c. 1. sect. 1. Maimon. & Bartenora in ib.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. When any man hath a running issue—This chapter describes other forms of uncleanness, the nature of which is sufficiently intelligible in the text without any explanatory comment. Being the effects of licentiousness, they properly come within the notice of the legislator, and the very stringent rules here prescribed, both for the separation of the person diseased and for avoiding contamination from anything connected with him, were well calculated not only to prevent contagion, but to discourage the excesses of licentious indulgence.

Leviticus 15:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Uncleanness of Men
1The LORD also spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 2"Speak to the sons of Israel, and say to them, 'When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean. 3'This, moreover, shall be his uncleanness in his discharge: it is his uncleanness whether his body allows its discharge to flow or whether his body obstructs its discharge.…
Cross References
Leviticus 15:1
The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,

Leviticus 15:3
Whether it continues flowing from his body or is blocked, it will make him unclean. This is how his discharge will bring about uncleanness:

Leviticus 22:4
"'If a descendant of Aaron has a defiling skin disease or a bodily discharge, he may not eat the sacred offerings until he is cleansed. He will also be unclean if he touches something defiled by a corpse or by anyone who has an emission of semen,

Numbers 5:2
"Command the Israelites to send away from the camp anyone who has a defiling skin disease or a discharge of any kind, or who is ceremonially unclean because of a dead body.

2 Samuel 3:29
May his blood fall on the head of Joab and on his whole family! May Joab's family never be without someone who has a running sore or leprosy or who leans on a crutch or who falls by the sword or who lacks food."
Treasury of Scripture

Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When any man has a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.

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Deuteronomy 4:7,8 For what nation is there so great, who has God so near to them, as …

Nehemiah 9:13,14 You came down also on mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, …

Psalm 78:5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, …

Psalm 147:19,20 He shows his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel…

Romans 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that to them were committed the oracles of God.

when any man It is not necessary to consider particularly the laws contained in this chapter, the letter of the text being in general sufficiently plain. It may, however, be observed, that from the pains which persons rendered unclean were obliged to take, the ablutions and separations which they must observe, and the privations to which they must in consequence be exposed, in the way of commerce, traffic, etc., these laws were admirably adapted to prevent contagion of every kind, by keeping the whole from the diseased, and to hinder licentious indulgences and excesses of every description.

Leviticus 22:4 What man soever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or has a running …

Numbers 5:2 Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every …

2 Samuel 3:29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's house; and …

Matthew 9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve …

Mark 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

Mark 7:20-23 And he said, That which comes out of the man, that defiles the man…

Luke 8:43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent …

running issue. or, running of the reins

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