Leviticus 15:11

Overview - Leviticus 15
The uncleanness of men in their issues.
13 The cleansing of them.
19 The uncleanness of women in their issues.
28 Their cleansing.
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Leviticus 15:11  (King James Version)
And whomsoever he toucheth that hath the issue, and hath not rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

It is rather doubtful whether the words hath not rinsed his hands in water refer to him who was diseased, or to him who had his hands touched. Most understand it of the former, that if the person who had the issue rinsed his hands in water, just before he touched any one, he did not communicate any pollution; otherwise, he did. But the Syriac refers it to the person touched by him, though it seems strange that he should be cleansed by washing his hands, when perhaps some other part was touched.