New American Standard Bible
or if a man touches any teeming things by which he is made unclean, or any man by whom he is made unclean, whatever his uncleanness;
King James Bible
Or whosoever toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness, whatsoever uncleanness he hath;
Darby Bible Translation
or a man that toucheth any crawling thing whereby he becometh unclean, or a man by whom he may become unclean, whatever may be his uncleanness,
World English Bible
or whoever touches any creeping thing, whereby he may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness, whatever uncleanness he has;
Young's Literal Translation
or a man who cometh against any teeming thing which is unclean to him, or against a man who is unclean to him, even any of his uncleanness --
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Creeping things - i. e. dead vermin. Compare Leviticus 11:29.
The emphasis which modern criticism has very properly laid on the prophetic books and the prophetic element generally in the Old Testament, has had the effect of somewhat diverting popular attention from the priestly contributions to the literature and religion of Israel. From this neglect Leviticus has suffered most. Yet for many reasons it is worthy of close attention; it is the deliberate expression of the priestly mind of Israel at its best, and it thus forms a welcome foil to the unattractive …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
'But all other winged insects which are four-footed are detestable to you.
a person who touches any such shall be unclean until evening, and shall not eat of the holy gifts unless he has bathed his body in water.
Furthermore, anything that the unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the person who touches it shall be unclean until evening.'"
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