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2:20 new bowl. A new vessel would be free from any ceremonial pollution.
put salt in it. Salt is a preservative, and is an appropriate symbol for how God is faithful to His promises and maintains His people (Lev. 2:13; Num. 18:19; 2 Chr. 13:5; Ezek. 43:24; Matt. 5:13; Mark 9:49, 50).