And the LORDspake unto Moses and unto Aaron,saying ,
This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded , saying , Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a redheifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which nevercameyoke:3
And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forthwithout the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:
And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blooddirectlybefore the tabernacle of the congregationseventimes:5
And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn :
And the priest shall takecedarwood, and hyssop, and scarlet , and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.7
Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even.8
And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.9
And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them upwithout the camp in a cleanplace, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.10
And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojournethamong them, for a statute for ever.11
He that toucheth the deadbody of any mana shall be uncleansevendays.12
He shall purify himself with it on the thirdday, and on the seventhday he shall be clean : but if he purify not himself the thirdday, then the seventhday he shall not be clean .
Whosoever toucheth the deadbody of any man that is dead , and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.
This is the law, when a mandieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be uncleansevendays.15
And every openvessel, which hath no coveringbound upon it, is unclean.16
And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the openfields, or a dead body , or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be uncleansevendays.17
And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashesb of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and runningwater shall be put thereto in a vessel:18
And a cleanperson shall takehyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead , or a grave:19
And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the thirdday, and on the seventhday: and on the seventhday he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.20
But the man that shall be unclean , and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the LORD: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.21
And it shall be a perpetualstatute unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even.22
And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean ; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.