20 But if anyone who is unclean(A) eats any meat of the fellowship offering belonging to the Lord, they must be cut off from their people.(B)

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25 Whoever picks up one of their carcasses must wash their clothes,(A) and they will be unclean till evening.(B)

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19 “Then the priest is to sacrifice the sin offering and make atonement for the one to be cleansed from their uncleanness.(A) After that, the priest shall slaughter the burnt offering

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Rules for Priests

21 The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron,(A) and say to them: ‘A priest must not make himself ceremonially unclean(B) for any of his people who die,(C)

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“Command the Israelites to send away from the camp anyone who has a defiling skin disease[a](A) or a discharge(B) of any kind, or who is ceremonially unclean(C) because of a dead body.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 5:2 The Hebrew word for defiling skin disease, traditionally translated “leprosy,” was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

But some of them could not celebrate the Passover on that day because they were ceremonially unclean(A) on account of a dead body.(B) So they came to Moses and Aaron(C) that same day

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After that, the priest must wash his clothes and bathe himself with water.(A) He may then come into the camp, but he will be ceremonially unclean till evening.

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25 “‘A priest must not defile himself by going near a dead person; however, if the dead person was his father or mother, son or daughter, brother or unmarried sister, then he may defile himself.(A)

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