Numbers 19:6
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New International Version
The priest is to take some cedar wood, hyssop and scarlet wool and throw them onto the burning heifer.

New Living Translation
Eleazar the priest must then take a stick of cedar, a hyssop branch, and some scarlet yarn and throw them into the fire where the heifer is burning.

English Standard Version
And the priest shall take cedarwood and hyssop and scarlet yarn, and throw them into the fire burning the heifer.

New American Standard Bible
The priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet material and cast it into the midst of the burning heifer.

King James Bible
And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The priest is to take cedar wood, hyssop, and crimson yarn, and throw them onto the fire where the cow is burning.

International Standard Version
Then the priest is to take some cedar wood, hyssop, and scarlet material and throw it into the middle of the burning heifer.

NET Bible
And the priest must take cedar wood, hyssop, and scarlet wool and throw them into the midst of the fire where the heifer is burning.

New Heart English Bible
And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The priest will take some cedar wood, a hyssop sprig, and some red yarn and throw them onto the burning cow.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the priest shall take cedar-wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

New American Standard 1977
‘And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet material, and cast it into the midst of the burning heifer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

King James 2000 Bible
And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

American King James Version
And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the middle of the burning of the heifer.

American Standard Version
and the priest shall take cedar-wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The priest shall also take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet twice dyed, and cast it into the flame, with which the cow is consumed.

Darby Bible Translation
And the priest shall take cedar-wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast them into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

English Revised Version
and the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the priest shall take cedar-wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

World English Bible
and the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

Young's Literal Translation
and the priest hath taken cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and hath cast unto the midst of the burning of the cow;
Study Bible
Ashes of the Red Heifer
5'Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight; its hide and its flesh and its blood, with its refuse, shall be burned. 6The priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet material and cast it into the midst of the burning heifer. 7'The priest shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward come into the camp, but the priest shall be unclean until evening.…
Cross References
Hebrews 9:19
For when Moses had proclaimed every commandment of the Law to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, along with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people,

Leviticus 14:4
then the priest shall give orders to take two live clean birds and cedar wood and a scarlet string and hyssop for the one who is to be cleansed.
Treasury of Scripture

And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the middle of the burning of the heifer.

Leviticus 14:6,49 As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and …

Psalm 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall …

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, said the LORD: though your …

Hebrews 9:19-23 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according …

(6) And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet.--According to the Targum of Jonathan, another priest was to do this, but the reference seems to be to Eleazar. Cedar-wood may be regarded as the emblem of fragrance and incorruption; hyssop as the emblem of purification; and scarlet (or crimson) wool or cloth may be regarded as emblematical both of sin, which is compared to it in Isaiah 1:18, and also of the blood, which is the life, the shedding of which was needful in order to the remission of sin. All of these were used in the purification of the leper (Leviticus 14:4). In both cases there appears to be a typical reference to the sprinkling of the blood of Christ. (See. Hebrews 9:13-14).

Verse 6. - Cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop. See on Leviticus 14:4-6 for the significance of these things. The antiseptic and medicinal qualities of the cedar (Juniperus oxycedrus) and hyssop (probably Capparis spinosa) make their use readily intelligible; the symbolism of the "scarlet" is much more obscure. And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet,.... Another priest, according to the Targum of Jonathan; but it seems to design Eleazar the priest, and so, in later times, the same priest that burnt the cow took these things; the Jews say (h), when he took them he said, is this cedar wood? is this hyssop? is this scarlet? so he said three times for everyone of them, and he was answered, yes, three times to each of them: these were the same that were used at the cleansing of the leper, Leviticus 14:4,

and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer; these were rolled or bound up together, as the Jews say (i), and made one bundle of, that they might the more easily be cast into the fire; the hyssop was wrapped about the cedar wood with the scarlet wool: the true reason of the use of these, Maimonides says (k), was never clear to him; but the cedar wood, being durable, may denote the continued efficacy of Christ's sufferings; the hyssop, being purgative and of a good smell, the purging nature of Christ's sacrifice, who by himself purged away our sins, and the sweet odour thereof ascended to the Lord; and the scarlet, the sins of his people destroyed thereby.

(h) Misn. Parah, c. 3. sect. 10. (i) Misn. Parah, c. 3. sect. 11. & Maimon. & Bartenora in ib. (k) Moreh Nevochim, par. 3. c. 47. 19:1-10 The heifer was to be wholly burned. This typified the painful sufferings of our Lord Jesus, both in soul and body, as a sacrifice made by fire, to satisfy God's justice for man's sin. These ashes are said to be laid up as a purification for sin, because, though they were only to purify from ceremonial uncleanness, yet they were a type of that purification for sin which our Lord Jesus made by his death. The blood of Christ is laid up for us in the word and sacraments, as a fountain of merit, to which by faith we may have constant recourse, for cleansing our consciences.
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