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Numbers 19:15

15 and every open container without a lid fastened on it will be unclean.

Read Numbers 19:15 Using Other Translations

And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean.
And every open vessel that has no cover fastened on it is unclean.
Any open container in the tent that was not covered with a lid is also defiled.

What does Numbers 19:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 19:15

And every open vessel
An earthen one, as the Targum of Jonathan; and so Jarchi interprets it; and Maimonides F18 observes, that this is only to be understood of an earthen vessel:

which hath no covering bound upon it;
a linen or a woollen cloth wrapped and tied about it:

[is] unclean;
the air of the house getting into it by its being uncovered.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 In Misn. Cholin, c. 1. sect. 6.
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