Leviticus 15:16
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New International Version
"'When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening.

King James Bible
And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.

Darby Bible Translation
And if any man's seed of copulation pass from him, then he shall bathe his whole flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.

World English Bible
"'If any man has an emission of semen, then he shall bathe all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the evening.

Young's Literal Translation
'And when a man's seed of copulation goeth out from him, then he hath bathed with water all his flesh, and been unclean till the evening.

Leviticus 15:16 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And whomsoever he toucheth - Here we find that the saliva, sitting on the same seat, lying on the same bed, riding on the same saddle, or simple contact, was sufficient to render the person unclean, meaning, possibly, in certain cases, to communicate the disorder; and it is well known that in all these ways the contagion of this disorder may be communicated. Is it not even possible that the effluvia from the body of an infected person may be the means of communicating the disease? Sydenham expressly says that it may be communicated by lactation, handling, the saliva, sweat, and by the breath itself, as well as by those grosser means of which there is no question. But the term unclean, in this and the following cases, is generally understood in a mere legal sense, the rendering a person unfit for sacred ordinances. And as there was a mild kind of gonorrhea that was brought on by excessive fatigue and the like, it may be that kind only which the law has in view in the above ordinances.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 15:5 And whoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

Leviticus 22:4 What man soever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or has a running issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he be clean...

Deuteronomy 23:10,11 If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason of uncleanness that chances him by night...

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit...

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another...

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The Cavils of the Pharisees Concerning Purification, and the Teaching of the Lord Concerning Purity - the Traditions Concerning Hand-Washing' and Vows. '
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Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

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Cross References
Leviticus 15:17
Any clothing or leather that has semen on it must be washed with water, and it will be unclean till evening.

Leviticus 15:18
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.

Leviticus 22:4
"'If a descendant of Aaron has a defiling skin disease or a bodily discharge, he may not eat the sacred offerings until he is cleansed. He will also be unclean if he touches something defiled by a corpse or by anyone who has an emission of semen,

Deuteronomy 23:10
If one of your men is unclean because of a nocturnal emission, he is to go outside the camp and stay there.

Deuteronomy 23:11
But as evening approaches he is to wash himself, and at sunset he may return to the camp.

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