Leviticus 15:18
New International Version
When a man has sexual relations with a woman and there is an emission of semen, both of them must bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

New Living Translation
After a man and a woman have sexual intercourse, they must each bathe in water, and they will remain unclean until the next evening.

English Standard Version
If a man lies with a woman and has an emission of semen, both of them shall bathe themselves in water and be unclean until the evening.

Berean Study Bible
If a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, both must bathe with water, and they will remain unclean until evening.

New American Standard Bible
If a man lies with a woman so that there is a seminal emission, they shall both bathe in water and be unclean until evening.

King James Bible
The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

Christian Standard Bible
If a man sleeps with a woman and has an emission of semen, both of them are to bathe with water, and they will remain unclean until evening.

Contemporary English Version
After having sex, both the man and the woman must take a bath, but they still remain unclean until evening.

Good News Translation
After sexual intercourse both the man and the woman must take a bath, and they remain unclean until evening.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a man sleeps with a woman and has an emission of semen, both of them are to bathe with water, and they will remain unclean until evening."

International Standard Version
When a man has sexual relations with a woman and the man releases semen, both are to bathe with water, and they will remain unclean until evening."

NET Bible
When a man has sexual intercourse with a woman and there is a seminal emission, they must bathe in water and be unclean until evening.

New Heart English Bible
If a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When a man has sexual intercourse with a woman and has an emission of semen, they must wash themselves. They will be unclean until evening.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The woman also with whom a man shall lie carnally, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

New American Standard 1977
‘If a man lies with a woman so that there is a seminal emission, they shall both bathe in water and be unclean until evening.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The woman also with whom the man shall have sexual contact with seed, they shall both bathe themselves in water and be unclean until the evening.

King James 2000 Bible
The woman also with whom man shall lie and have an emission of semen, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening.

American King James Version
The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

American Standard Version
The woman also with whom a man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The woman, with whom he copulateth, shall be washed with water, and shall be unclean until the evening.

Darby Bible Translation
And a woman with whom a man lieth with seed of copulation -- they shall bathe in water, and be unclean until the even.

English Revised Version
The woman also with whom a man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

Webster's Bible Translation
The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening.

World English Bible
If a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening.

Young's Literal Translation
'And a woman with whom a man lieth with seed of copulation, they also have bathed with water, and been unclean till the evening.
Study Bible
The Cleansing of Men
17Any clothing or leather on which there is an emission of semen must be washed with water, and it will remain unclean until evening. 18If a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, both must bathe with water, and they will remain unclean until evening.
Cross References
Leviticus 15:16
When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean until evening.

Leviticus 15:17
Any clothing or leather on which there is an emission of semen must be washed with water, and it will remain unclean until evening.

1 Samuel 21:4
"There is no common bread on hand," the priest replied, "but there is some consecrated bread--provided that the young men have kept themselves from women."

2 Samuel 11:4
Then David sent messengers to get her, and when she came to him, he slept with her. (Now she had just purified herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned home.

Treasury of Scripture

The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

the woman

Leviticus 15:5 And whoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself …

Ephesians 4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

Ephesians 5:3-11 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not …

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, …

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain …

unclean

Exodus 19:15 And he said to the people, Be ready against the third day: come not …

1 Samuel 21:4,5 And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread …

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

1 Corinthians 6:12,18 All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient: all …

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should …

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators …







Lexicon
If a man
אִ֛ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

lies with
יִשְׁכַּ֥ב (yiš·kaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7901: To lie down

a woman
וְאִשָּׁ֕ה (wə·’iš·šāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

and there is an emission
שִׁכְבַת־ (šiḵ·ḇaṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7902: (act of) lying, a layer

of semen,
זָ֑רַע (zā·ra‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

both must bathe
וְרָחֲצ֣וּ (wə·rā·ḥă·ṣū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7364: To wash, wash off or away, bathe

with water,
בַמַּ֔יִם (ḇam·ma·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

and they will remain unclean
וְטָמְא֖וּ (wə·ṭā·mə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2930: To be or become unclean

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

evening.
הָעָֽרֶב׃ (hā·‘ā·reḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6153: Evening
(18) The woman also with whom man shall lie.--Better, And if a man lie with a woman, that is, even when what is specified in Leviticus 15:16 takes place in intercourse between man and woman lawfully married, it pollutes both the husband and the wife. They have accordingly both to immerse their whole bodies, and remain unclean till sundown, and were debarred from the privileges of the sanctuary during that day. Hence abstinence from conjugal intercourse was regarded as a necessary preparation for the performance of sacred duties. He who had approached his wife could not draw nigh to God (Exodus 19:15), and was not allowed to partake of sacred meals. (Comp. 1Samuel 21:5-6.) The law of pollution was not designed to put a check upon marriage, since matrimony is a Divine institution (Genesis 1:27-28; Genesis 2:21-25), but it is intended to prevent husband and wife from making an immoderate use of their conjugal life, and thus to preserve them in health and vigour by prescribing such constant purifications after it. This is probably the reason why other nations of antiquity enacted similar laws. Thus the Hindoos and the Babylonians bathed after conjugal intercourse. The Egyptian priests abstained from it when they had to perform sacred duties, and the laity were not allowed to enter the precincts of the Temple unless they submitted to ablutions. Mahommed, for the same reason, enjoins lustrations upon all the faithful before reciting their prayers.

Verse 18. - The third case of an issue (cf. Exodus 19:15; 1 Samuel 21:5; 1 Corinthians 7:5). 15:1-33 Laws concerning ceremonial uncleanness. - We need not be curious in explaining these laws; but have reason to be thankful that we need fear no defilement, except that of sin, nor need ceremonial and burdensome purifications. These laws remind us that God sees all things, even those which escape the notice of men. The great gospel duties of faith and repentance are here signified, and the great gospel privileges of the application of Christ's blood to our souls for our justification, and his grace for our sanctification.
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