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Numbers 19:9

Overview - Numbers 19
The water of separation made of the ashes of a red heifer.
11 The law for the use of it in purification of the unclean.
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Numbers 19:9  (King James Version)
And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.
 


clean
18 ; 9:13 2 Corinthians 5:21 ; Hebrews 7:26 ; 9:13

lay them up
19:17

a water of separation
That is, water prepared by being mixed with the ashes of the heifer, and set apart for the special purpose of being sprinkled on those who had contracted any legal defilement. To this rite the apostle Paul, in his epistle to the Hebrews. (ch. 9:13 14,) pointedly alludes: "For if," says he, "the
blood of bulls and of goats," alluding, probably, to the sin-offerings and the scape-goat, "and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh; how much more shall the blood of Christ, who, through the eternal Spirit, offered himself without spot unto God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God." Numbers 19:13 Numbers 19:20 Numbers 19:21 ; 6:12 Numbers 31:23 Numbers 31:24 Leviticus 15:20 ; Zechariah 13:1 ; 2 Corinthians 7:1