Leviticus 17:16
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English Standard Version
But if he does not wash them or bathe his flesh, he shall bear his iniquity.”

King James Bible
But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear his iniquity.

American Standard Version
But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh, then he shall bear his iniquity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if he do not wash his clothes, and his body, he shall bear his iniquity.

English Revised Version
But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh, then he shall bear his iniquity.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if he doth not wash them, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear his iniquity.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

To this there are appended three laws, which are kindred in their nature, and which were binding not only upon the Israelites, but also upon the foreigners who dwelt in the midst of them.

Leviticus 17:8-12

Leviticus 17:8, Leviticus 17:9 contain the command, that whoever offered a burnt-offering of slain-offering, and did not bring it to the tabernacle to prepare it for Jehovah there, was to be exterminated; a command which involved the prohibition of sacrifice in any other place whatever, and was given, as the further extension of this law in Deuteronomy 12 clearly proves, for the purpose of suppressing the disposition to offer sacrifice to other gods, as well as in other places. In Leviticus 17:10-14 the prohibition of the eating of blood is repeated, and ordered to be observed on pain of extermination; it is also extended to the strangers in Israel; and after a more precise explanation of the reason for the law, is supplemented by instructions for the disposal of the blood of edible game. God threatens that He will inflict the punishment Himself, because the eating of blood was a transgression of the law which might easily escape the notice of the authorities. "To set one's face against:" i.e., to judge. The reason for the command in Leviticus 17:11, "For the soul of the flesh (the soul which gives life to the flesh) is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar, to make an atonement for your souls," is not a double one, viz., (1) because the blood contained the soul of the animal, and (2) because God had set apart the blood, as the medium of expiation for the human soul, for the altar, i.e., to be sprinkled upon the altar. The first reason simply forms the foundation for the second: God appointed the blood for the altar, as containing the soul of the animal, to be the medium of expiation for the souls of men, and therefore prohibited its being used as food. "For the blood it expiates by virtue of the soul," not "the soul" itself. בּ with כּפּר has only a local or instrumental signification (Leviticus 6:23; Leviticus 16:17, Leviticus 16:27; also Leviticus 7:7; Exodus 29:33; Numbers 5:8). Accordingly, it was not the blood as such, but the blood as the vehicle of the soul, which possessed expiatory virtue; because the animal soul was offered to God upon the altar as a substitute for the human soul. Hence every bleeding sacrifice had an expiatory force, though without being an expiatory sacrifice in the strict sense of the word.

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Leviticus 5:1 And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he has seen or known of it; if he do not utter it...

Leviticus 7:18 And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted...

Leviticus 19:8 Therefore every one that eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD...

Leviticus 20:17,19,20 And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness...

Numbers 19:19,20 And the clean person shall sprinkle on the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day...

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many...

John 13:8 Peter said to him, You shall never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash you not, you have no part with me.

Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many...

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness...

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Leviticus 18:1
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 19:20
"If the man who is unclean does not cleanse himself, that person shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, since he has defiled the sanctuary of the LORD. Because the water for impurity has not been thrown on him, he is unclean.

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