New International Version
Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself.
King James Bible
Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:
Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt have a place also outside the camp, and shalt go forth thither.
World English Bible
You shall have a place also outside of the camp, where you shall go forth abroad:
Young's Literal Translation
'And a station thou hast at the outside of the camp, and thou hast gone out thither without,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
These directions may appear trifling to some, but they were essentially necessary to this people in their present circumstances. Decency and cleanliness promote health, and prevent many diseases.
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In such a vast camp as that of the Israelites, (See notes on
Numbers 1 and
) and indeed, as Schuchzer remarks, in every well regulated camp, cleanliness is considered as indispensably necessary.
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1. The Traditional Law. - The brief account given in vol. i. p. 100, of the character and authority claimed for the traditional law may here be supplemented by a chronological arrangement of the Halakhoth in the order of their supposed introduction or promulgation. In the first class, or Halakhoth of Moses from Sinai,' tradition enumerates fifty-five,  which may be thus designated: religio-agrarian, four;  ritual, including questions about clean and unclean,' twenty-three;  concerning …
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But as evening approaches he is to wash himself, and at sunset he may return to the camp.
As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement.
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