Leviticus 15:16
New International Version
“’When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening.

New Living Translation
“Whenever a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his entire body in water, and he will remain ceremonially unclean until the next evening.

English Standard Version
“If a man has an emission of semen, he shall bathe his whole body in water and be unclean until the evening.

Berean Study Bible
When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean until evening.

King James Bible
And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.

New King James Version
‘If any man has an emission of semen, then he shall wash all his body in water, and be unclean until evening.

New American Standard Bible
‘Now if a man has a seminal emission, he shall bathe all his body in water and be unclean until evening.

NASB 1995
‘Now if a man has a seminal emission, he shall bathe all his body in water and be unclean until evening.

NASB 1977
‘Now if a man has a seminal emission, he shall bathe all his body in water and be unclean until evening.

Amplified Bible
‘Now if any man has a seminal emission, he shall wash all his body in water, and be unclean until evening.

Christian Standard Bible
“When a man has an emission of semen, he is to bathe himself completely with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When a man has an emission of semen, he is to bathe himself completely with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

American Standard Version
And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall bathe all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a man, if will come forth from him the seed of sleep, shall bathe all his flesh in water and will be defiled until evening.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the man whose seed of copulation shall happen to go forth from him, shall then wash his whole body, and shall be unclean until evening.

Contemporary English Version
Any man who has a flow of semen must take a bath, but he still remains unclean until evening.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The man from whom the seed of copulation goeth out, shall wash all his body with water: and he shall be unclean until the evening.

English Revised Version
And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall bathe all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.

Good News Translation
When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body, and he remains unclean until evening.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body. He will be unclean until evening.

International Standard Version
"If a man has a seminal emission, he is to bathe his entire body with water and remain unclean until evening.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if the flow of seed go out from a man, then he shall bathe all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.

Literal Standard Version
And when a man’s seed [from] intercourse goes out from him, then he has bathed all his flesh with water, and been unclean until the evening.

NET Bible
"'When a man has a seminal emission, he must bathe his whole body in water and be unclean until evening,

New Heart English Bible
"'If any man has an emission of semen, then he shall bathe all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the evening.

World English Bible
"'If any man has an emission of semen, then he shall bathe all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the evening.

Young's Literal Translation
'And when a man's seed of copulation goeth out from him, then he hath bathed with water all his flesh, and been unclean till the evening.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Cleansing of Men
15The priest is to sacrifice them, one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. In this way the priest will make atonement for the man before the LORD because of his discharge. 16When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean until evening. 17Any clothing or leather on which there is an emission of semen must be washed with water, and it will remain unclean until evening.…

Cross References
Leviticus 15:17
Any clothing or leather on which there is an emission of semen must be washed with water, and it will remain unclean until evening.

Leviticus 15:18
If a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, both must bathe with water, and they will remain unclean until evening.

Leviticus 22:4
If a descendant of Aaron has a skin disease or a discharge, he may not eat the sacred offerings until he is clean. Whoever touches anything defiled by a corpse or by a man who has an emission of semen,

Deuteronomy 23:10
If any man among you becomes unclean because of a nocturnal emission, he must leave the camp and stay outside.

Deuteronomy 23:11
When evening approaches, he must wash with water, and when the sun sets he may return to the camp.


Treasury of Scripture

And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.

Leviticus 15:5
And whosoever toucheth his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

Leviticus 22:4
What man soever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or hath a running issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he be clean. And whoso toucheth any thing that is unclean by the dead, or a man whose seed goeth from him;

Deuteronomy 23:10,11
If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason of uncleanness that chanceth him by night, then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp: …









(16) And if any man's seed.--The second case, discussed in this and the following verses, is that of an involuntary emission, as in Deuteronomy 23:10. The man who sustained it had simply to immerse his whole body in water the following morning, and remain unclean till sundown. Similar rites were performed by the ancients under the same circumstances. Thus the Egyptian priests when they were defiled by a dream purified themselves by bathing their bodies; and, according to the directions of the Koran, any faithful Mahommedan who meets with such an accident must not perform his prayers till he has gone through the prescribed oblation. (Koran, 4:46.)

Verses 16, 17. - The second case of an issue (cf. chapter Leviticus 22:4; Deuteronomy 23:10; Genesis 38:9, 10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

a man
וְאִ֕ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

has an emission
שִׁכְבַת־ (šiḵ·ḇaṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7902: (act of) lying, a layer

of semen,
זָ֑רַע (zā·ra‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

he must bathe
וְרָחַ֥ץ (wə·rā·ḥaṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7364: To wash, wash off or away, bathe

his whole
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

body
בְּשָׂר֖וֹ (bə·śā·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

with water,
בַּמַּ֛יִם (bam·ma·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

and he will be unclean
וְטָמֵ֥א (wə·ṭā·mê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2930: To be or become unclean

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

evening.
הָעָֽרֶב׃ (hā·‘ā·reḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6153: Evening


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