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

King James Bible
And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even.

Darby Bible Translation
And every garment, and every skin, whereon the seed of copulation shall be, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even.

World English Bible
Every garment, and every skin, whereon the semen is, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the evening.

Young's Literal Translation
'And any garment, or any skin on which there is seed of copulation, hath also been washed with water, and been unclean till the evening.

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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

skin The poorer class of Arabs of our times make use of mattresses in their tents; and other inhabitants of these countries, who affect ancient simplicity of manners, make use of goat-skins. Dr. R. Chandler, in his Travels in Greece, tells us, that he saw some dervishes at Athens sitting on goat-skins; and that he was after- wards conducted into a room furnished in like manner, with the same kind of carpeting, where he was treated with a pipe and coffee by the chief dervish. Those that are at all acquainted with Oriental manners, in these later times, know that their dervishes (who are a sort of Mohammedan devotees, as a good deal resembling the begging friars of the church or Rome) affect great simplicity, and even sometimes austerity, in their dress and way of living. As these dervishes that Dr. Chandler visited sat on goat-skins, and used no other kind of carpet for the accommodation of those who visited them: so it should seem that the Israelites in the wilderness made use of skins for mattresses to lie upon, and consequently, we may equally suppose to sit upon in the day time, instead of a carpet.

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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 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,

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