1Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
2This is the
statute of the law which Yahweh has commanded, saying, Speak to the children
of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without spot, in which is no
blemish, and on which never came yoke.
3You 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:
4and Eleazar the priest shall take of
her blood with his finger, and sprinkle her blood toward the front of the
tent of meeting seven times.
5One shall burn the heifer in his sight; her
skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:
the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into
the midst of the burning of the heifer.
7Then the priest shall wash his
clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come
into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even.
burns her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and
shall be unclean until the even.
9A man who is clean shall gather up the
ashes of the heifer, and lay them up outside of the camp in a clean place;
and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a
water for impurity: it is a sin offering.
10He who gathers the ashes of
the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it
shall be to the children of Israel, and to the stranger who lives as a
foreigner among them, for a statute forever.
11He who touches the dead
body of any man shall be unclean seven days:
12the same shall purify
himself therewith on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean:
but if he doesn’t purify himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall
not be clean.
13Whoever touches a dead person, the body of a man who has
died, and doesn’t purify himself, defiles the tent of Yahweh; and that soul
shall be cut off from Israel: because the water for impurity was not
sprinkled on him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet on him.
14This is the law when a man dies in a tent: everyone who comes into the
tent, and everyone who is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.
15Every open vessel, which has no covering bound on it, is unclean.
16Whoever in the open field touches one who is slain with a sword, or a
dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
17For the unclean they shall take of the ashes of the burning of the
sin offering; and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:
clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on
the tent, and on all the vessels, and on the persons who were there, and on
him who touched the bone, or the slain, or the dead, or the grave:
the clean person shall sprinkle on the unclean on the third day, and on the
seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify him; and he shall wash
his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.
20But the man who shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that
soul shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, because he has defiled
the sanctuary of Yahweh: the water for impurity has not been sprinkled on
him; he is unclean.
21It shall be a perpetual statute to them: and he who
sprinkles the water for impurity shall wash his clothes, and he who touches
the water for impurity shall be unclean until even.
unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the soul that touches it shall
be unclean until even.