New International Version
But if they do not wash their clothes and bathe themselves, they will be held responsible.'"
King James Bible
But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear his iniquity.
Darby Bible Translation
And if he wash them not nor bathe his flesh, then he shall bear his iniquity.
World English Bible
But if he doesn't wash them, or bathe his flesh, then he shall bear his iniquity.'"
Young's Literal Translation
and if he wash not, and his flesh bathe not -- then he hath borne his iniquity.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That which died of itself, or that which was torn - Because, in both cases, the blood was retained in the body; hence the council at Jerusalem forbade things strangled as well as blood, because in such beasts the blood was coagulated in the veins and arteries. See Acts 15:28-29. Every thing considered, surely there is as little propriety in eating of blood as there is necessity to do it. They who will do otherwise must bear their iniquity. If blood eating be no offense, then they have no sin to answer for. The principal subjects of this chapter have been already so amply handled in the notes, that there is no need to add any thing by way of reflection or improvement.
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LibraryInfluences that Gave Rise to the Priestly Laws and Histories
[Sidenote: Influences in the exile that produced written ceremonial laws] The Babylonian exile gave a great opportunity and incentive to the further development of written law. While the temple stood, the ceremonial rites and customs received constant illustration, and were transmitted directly from father to son in the priestly families. Hence, there was little need of writing them down. But when most of the priests were carried captive to Babylonia, as in 597 B.C., and ten years later the temple …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
Discourse on Spiritual Food and True Discipleship. Peter's Confession.
The LORD said to Moses,
But if those who are unclean do not purify themselves, they must be cut off from the community, because they have defiled the sanctuary of the LORD. The water of cleansing has not been sprinkled on them, and they are unclean.
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