New American Standard Bible
No man of the descendants of Aaron, who is a leper or who has a discharge, may eat of the holy gifts until he is clean. And if one touches anything made unclean by a corpse or if a man has a seminal emission,
King James Bible
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;
Darby Bible Translation
Whatsoever man of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or hath a flux, he shall not eat of the holy things, until he is clean. And he that toucheth any one that is unclean by a dead person, or a man whose seed of copulation hath passed from him;
World English Bible
"'Whoever of the seed of Aaron is a leper or has an issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he is clean. Whoever touches anything that is unclean by the dead, or a man whose seed goes from him;
Young's Literal Translation
'Any man of the seed of Aaron, and is leprous or hath an issue -- of the holy things he doth not eat till that he is clean; and he who is coming against any uncleanness of a person, or a man whose seed of copulation goeth out from him,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See Leviticus 15:13-16.
The emphasis which modern criticism has very properly laid on the prophetic books and the prophetic element generally in the Old Testament, has had the effect of somewhat diverting popular attention from the priestly contributions to the literature and religion of Israel. From this neglect Leviticus has suffered most. Yet for many reasons it is worthy of close attention; it is the deliberate expression of the priestly mind of Israel at its best, and it thus forms a welcome foil to the unattractive …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
'By these, moreover, you will be made unclean: whoever touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening,
'Also if one of the animals dies which you have for food, the one who touches its carcass becomes unclean until evening.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"Speak to the sons of Israel, and say to them, 'When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean.
'Now if a man has a seminal emission, he shall bathe all his body in water and be unclean until evening.
'As for any garment or any leather on which there is seminal emission, it shall be washed with water and be unclean until evening.
Then Haggai said, "If one who is unclean from a corpse touches any of these, will the latter become unclean?" And the priests answered, "It will become unclean."
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