Numbers 5:2
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English Standard Version
“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.

King James Bible
Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead:

American Standard Version
Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is unclean by the dead:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Command the children of Israel, that they cast out of the camp every leper, and whosoever hath an issue of seed, or is defiled by the dead:

English Revised Version
Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is unclean by the dead:

Webster's Bible Translation
Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whoever is defiled by the dead:

Numbers 5:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Completion of the prescribed mustering, and statement of the number of men qualified for service in the three Levitical families: viz., 2750 Kohathites, 2630 Gershonites, and 3200 Merarites - in all, 8580 Levites fit for service: a number which bears a just proportion to the total number of male Levites of a month old and upwards, viz., 22,000.

Numbers 5:2 Parallel Commentaries

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put out of the camp. The camp of Israel being now formed, with the sanctuary of God in the centre, orders were given that the lepers and unclean persons should be excluded from the camp, according to the laws given at different times on these subjects. This expulsion was founded,

1. On a purely physical reason; for the diseases were contagious, and therefore there was a necessity of putting those afflicted with them apart, that the infection might not be communicated.

2. There was also a spiritual reason; the camp was the habitation of God; and therefore, in honour of Him who had thus condescended to dwell with them, nothing impure should be permitted to remain.

3. Further, there was a typical reason; for the camp was the emblem of the church, where nothing that is defiled should enter, and in which nothing that is unholy should be tolerated.

Numbers 12:14 And the LORD said to Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days?...

Leviticus 13:46 All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone...

Deuteronomy 24:8,9 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you...

2 Kings 7:3 And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

and every

Leviticus 15:2-27 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When any man has a running issue out of his flesh...

and whosoever

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 19:11-16 He that touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days...

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

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

Cross References
Leviticus 13:8
And the priest shall look, and if the eruption has spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is a leprous disease.

Leviticus 13:46
He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside the camp.

Leviticus 14:8
And he who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes and shave off all his hair and bathe himself in water, and he shall be clean. And after that he may come into the camp, but live outside his tent seven days.

Leviticus 15:2
"Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean.

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 23:29
For whoever is not afflicted on that very day shall be cut off from his people.

Numbers 5:1
The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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