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

King James Bible
All the days that he separateth himself unto the LORD he shall come at no dead body.

American Standard Version
All the days that he separateth himself unto Jehovah he shall not come near to a dead body.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the time of his consecration he shall not go in to any dead,

English Revised Version
All the days that he separateth himself unto the LORD he shall not come near to a dead body.

Webster's Bible Translation
All the days that he separateth himself to the LORD, he shall come at no dead body.

Numbers 6:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Numbers 5:29-31 bring the law of jealousy to a formal close, with the additional remark, that the man who adopted this course with a wife suspected of adultery was free from sin, but the woman would bear her guilt (see Leviticus 5:1), i.e., in case she were guilty, would bear the punishment threatened by God. Nothing is said about what was to be done in case the woman refused to take the oath prescribed, because that would amount to a confession of her guilt, when she would have to be put to death as an adulteress, according to the law in Leviticus 20:10; and not she alone, but the adulterer also. In the law just mentioned the man is placed on an equality with the woman with reference to the sin of adultery; and thus the apparent partiality, that a man could sue his wife for adultery, but not the wife her husband, is removed. But the law before us applied to the woman only, because the man was at liberty to marry more than one wife, or to take concubines to his own wife; so that he only violated the marriage tie, and was guilty of adultery, when he formed an illicit connection with another man's wife. In that case, the man whose marriage had been violated could proceed against his adulterous wife, and in most instances convict the adulterer also, in order that he might receive his punishment too. For a really guilty wife would not have made up her mind so easily to take the required oath of purification, as the curse of God under which she came was no easier to bear than the punishment of death. For this law prescribed no ordeal whose effects were uncertain, like the ordeals of other nations, but a judgment of God, from which the guilty could not escape, because it had been appointed by the living God.

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

Leviticus 19:28 You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks on you: I am the LORD.

Jeremiah 16:5,6 For thus said the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them...

Ezekiel 24:16-18 Son of man, behold, I take away from you the desire of your eyes with a stroke: yet neither shall you mourn nor weep...

Matthew 8:21,22 And another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father...

Luke 9:59,60 And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father...

2 Corinthians 5:16 Why from now on know we no man after the flesh: yes, though we have known Christ after the flesh...

Cross References
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,

Numbers 19:11
"Whoever touches the dead body of any person shall be unclean seven days.

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