“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.

“‘Throughout the period of their dedication to the Lord, the Nazirite must not go near a dead body.(A)

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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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11 “Whoever touches a human corpse(A) will be unclean for seven days.(B)

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13 If they fail to purify themselves after touching a human corpse,(A) they defile the Lord’s tabernacle.(B) They must be cut off from Israel.(C) Because the water of cleansing has not been sprinkled on them, they are unclean;(D) their uncleanness remains on them.

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14 “This is the law that applies when a person dies in a tent: Anyone who enters the tent and anyone who is in it will be unclean for seven days,

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19 “Anyone who has killed someone or touched someone who was killed(A) must stay outside the camp seven days.(B) On the third and seventh days you must purify yourselves(C) and your captives.

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