Numbers 19:11
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English Standard Version
“Whoever touches the dead body of any person shall be unclean seven days.

King James Bible
He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.

American Standard Version
He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days:

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that toucheth the corpse of a man, and is therefore unclean seven days,

English Revised Version
He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days:

Webster's Bible Translation
He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After this (Numbers 19:5, Numbers 19:6), they were to burn the cow, with the skin, flesh, blood, and dung, before his (Eleazar's) eyes, and he was to throw cedar-wood, hyssop, and scarlet wool into the fire. The burning of the sacrificial animal outside the camp took place in the case of every sin-offering for the whole congregation, for the reasons expounded on Leviticus 4:11-12. But in the case before us, the whole of the sacrificial act had to be performed outside the camp, i.e., outside the sphere of the theocracy; because the design of this sin-offering was not that the congregation might thereby be received through the expiation of its sin into the fellowship of the God and Lord who was present at the altar and in the sanctuary, but simply that an antidote to the infection of death might be provided for the congregation, which had become infected through fellowship with death; and consequently, the victim was to represent, not the living congregation as still associated with the God who was present in His earthly kingdom, but those members of the congregation who had fallen victims to temporal death as the wages of sin, and, as such, were separated from the earthly theocracy (see my Archaeology, i. p. 283). In this sacrifice, the blood, which was generally poured out at the foot of the altar, was burned along with the rest, and the ashes to be obtained were impregnated with the substance thereof. But in order still further to increase the strength of these ashes, which were already well fitted to serve as a powerful antidote to the corruption of death, as being the incorruptible residuum of the sin-offering which had not been destroyed by the fire, cedar-wood was thrown into the fire, as the symbol of the incorruptible continuance of life; and hyssop, as the symbol of purification from the corruption of death; and scarlet wool, the deep red of which shadowed forth the strongest vital energy (see at Leviticus 14:6), - so that the ashes might be regarded "as the quintessence of all that purified and strengthened life, refined and sublimated by the fire" (Leyrer).

Numbers 19:11 Parallel Commentaries

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toucheth the dead. He who touches a dead beast was only unclean for one day

Leviticus 11:12,27,39 Whatever has no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination to you...

but he who touches a dead man is unclean for seven days. This was certainly designed to show the peculiar impurity and sinfulness of man, an the hatefulness of sin, seven times worse than the vilest animal!

Numbers 19:16 And whoever touches one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave...

Numbers 5:2 Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that has an issue...

Numbers 9:6,10 And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the passover on that day...

Numbers 31:19 And do you abide without the camp seven days: whoever has killed any person, and whoever has touched any slain...

Leviticus 11:31 These are unclean to you among all that creep: whoever does touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.

Leviticus 21:1,11 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to the priests the sons of Aaron, and say to them...

Lamentations 4:14 They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.

Haggai 2:13 Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said...

Romans 5:12 Why, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed on all men, for that all have sinned:

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

Ephesians 2:1 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God...

man. heb. soul of man

Cross References
Acts 21:26
Then Paul took the men, and the next day he purified himself along with them and went into the temple, giving notice when the days of purification would be fulfilled and the offering presented for each one of them.

Acts 21:27
When the seven days were almost completed, the Jews from Asia, seeing him in the temple, stirred up the whole crowd and laid hands on him,

Leviticus 5:2
or if anyone touches an unclean thing, whether a carcass of an unclean wild animal or a carcass of unclean livestock or a carcass of unclean swarming things, and it is hidden from him and he has become unclean, and he realizes his guilt;

Leviticus 21:1
And the LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them, No one shall make himself unclean for the dead among his people,

Leviticus 21:11
He shall not go in to any dead bodies nor make himself unclean, even for his father or for his mother.

Numbers 5:2
"Command the people of Israel that they put out of the camp everyone who is leprous or has a discharge and everyone who is unclean through contact with the dead.

Numbers 6:6
"All the days that he separates himself to the LORD he shall not go near a dead body.

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