Numbers 19:3
New International Version
Give it to Eleazar the priest; it is to be taken outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence.

New Living Translation
Give it to Eleazar the priest, and it will be taken outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence.

English Standard Version
And you shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be taken outside the camp and slaughtered before him.

Berean Study Bible
Give it to Eleazar the priest, and he will have it brought outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence.

King James Bible
And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:

New King James Version
You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, that he may take it outside the camp, and it shall be slaughtered before him;

New American Standard Bible
And you shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be brought outside the camp and be slaughtered in his presence.

NASB 1995
‘You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be brought outside the camp and be slaughtered in his presence.

NASB 1977
‘And you shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be brought outside the camp and be slaughtered in his presence.

Amplified Bible
You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be brought outside the camp and be slaughtered in his presence.

Christian Standard Bible
Give it to the priest Eleazar, and he will have it brought outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Give it to Eleazar the priest, and he will have it brought outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence.

American Standard Version
And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, and he shall bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And give her to Eliazer the Priest; he shall take her outside of the camp. He shall slaughter her before him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt give her to Eleazar the priest; and they shall bring her out of the camp into a clean place, and shall kill her before his face.

Contemporary English Version
Moses will give it to Eleazar the priest, then it will be led outside the camp and killed while Eleazar watches.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you shall deliver her to Eleazar the priest, who shall bring her forth without the camp, and shall immolate her in the sight of all:

Good News Translation
and they will give it to Eleazar the priest. It is to be taken outside the camp and killed in his presence.

International Standard Version
They are to deliver it to Eleazar the priest, and it is to be brought outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, and she shall be brought forth without the camp, and she shall be slain before his face.

Literal Standard Version
and you have given it to Eleazar the priest, and he has brought it out to the outside of the camp, and has slaughtered it before him.

New American Bible
You will give it to Eleazar the priest, and it will be led outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence.

NET Bible
You must give it to Eleazar the priest so that he can take it outside the camp, and it must be slaughtered before him.

New Revised Standard Version
You shall give it to the priest Eleazar, and it shall be taken outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence.

New Heart English Bible
And you shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and they shall bring it outside of the camp, and they shall slaughter it in his presence.

World English Bible
You shall give her to Eleazar the priest, and he shall bring her forth outside of the camp, and one shall kill her before his face:

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have given it unto Eleazar the priest, and he hath brought it out unto the outside of the camp, and hath slaughtered it before him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Red Heifer
2“This is the statute of the law that the LORD has commanded: Instruct the Israelites to bring you an unblemished red heifer that has no defect and has never been placed under a yoke. 3Give it to Eleazar the priest, and he will have it brought outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence. 4Eleazar the priest is to take some of its blood on his finger and sprinkle it seven times toward the front of the Tent of Meeting.…

Cross References
Hebrews 13:11
Although the high priest brings the blood of animals into the Holy Place as a sacrifice for sin, the bodies are burned outside the camp.

Leviticus 4:11
But the hide of the bull and all its flesh, with its head and legs and its entrails and dung--

Leviticus 4:12
all the rest of the bull--he must take outside the camp to a ceremonially clean place where the ashes are poured out, and there he must burn it on a wood fire on the ash heap.

Numbers 3:4
Nadab and Abihu, however, died in the presence of the LORD when they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD in the Wilderness of Sinai. And since they had no sons, only Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests during the lifetime of their father Aaron.

Numbers 19:9
Then a man who is ceremonially clean is to gather up the ashes of the heifer and store them in a ceremonially clean place outside the camp. They must be kept by the congregation of Israel for preparing the water of purification; this is for purification from sin.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall give her to Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:

with the camp

Numbers 5:2
Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead:

Numbers 15:36
And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.

Leviticus 4:12,21
Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt…











Verse 3. - Unto Eleazar the priest. Possibly in order that Aaron himself might not be associated with dearly, even in this indirect way (see verse 6). In after times, however, it was usually the high priest who officiated on this occasion, and therefore it is quite as likely that Eleazar was designated because he was already beginning to take the place of his father in his especial duties. Without the camp. The bodies of those animals which were offered for the sin of the congregation were always burnt outside the camp, the law thus testifying that sin and death had no proper place within the city of God. In this case, however, the whole sacrifice was performed outside the camp, and was only brought into relation with the national sanctuary by the sprinkling of the blood in that direction. Various symbolic reasons have been assigned to this fact, but none are satisfactory except the following: -

1. It served to intensify the conviction, which the whole of this ordinance was intended to bring home to the minds of men, that death was an awful thing, and that everything connected with it was wholly foreign to the presence and habitation of the living God.

2. It served to mark with more emphasis the contrast between this one offering, which was perhaps almost the only one they had in the wilderness, and those which ought to have been offered continually according to the Levitical ordinances. The red heifer stood quite outside the number of ordinary victims as demanded by the law, and therefore it was not slain at any hallowed altar, nor, necessarily, by any hallowed hand.

3. It served to prefigure in a wonderful and indeed startling way the sacrifice of Christ outside the gate. In later days the heifer was conducted upon a double tier of arches over the ravine of Kedron to the opposite slope of Olivet. That he may bring her forth... and one shall slay her. The nominative to both these verbs is alike unexpressed. Septuagint, καὶ ἐξάξουσιν . . καὶ σφάξουσιν. In the practice of later ages the high priest led her out, and another priest killed her in his presence, but it was not so commanded.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Give
וּנְתַתֶּ֣ם (ū·nə·ṯat·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

it to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Eleazar
אֶלְעָזָ֖ר (’el·‘ā·zār)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 499: Eleazar -- 'God has helped', six Israelites

the priest,
הַכֹּהֵ֑ן (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3548: Priest

and he will have it brought
וְהוֹצִ֤יא (wə·hō·w·ṣî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

outside
מִח֣וּץ (mi·ḥūṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

the camp
לַֽמַּחֲנֶ֔ה (lam·ma·ḥă·neh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 4264: An encampment, an army

and slaughtered
וְשָׁחַ֥ט (wə·šā·ḥaṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7819: To slaughter, beat

in his presence.
לְפָנָֽיו׃ (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face


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