New International Version
On the seventh day wash your clothes and you will be clean. Then you may come into the camp."
King James Bible
And ye shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and ye shall be clean, and afterward ye shall come into the camp.
Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall wash your garments on the seventh day, and ye shall be clean; and afterwards ye may come into the camp.
World English Bible
You shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and you shall be clean; and afterward you shall come into the camp."
Young's Literal Translation
and ye have washed your garments on the seventh day, and have been clean, and afterwards ye come in unto the camp.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The water of separation - The water in which the ashes of the red heifer were mingled; See Numbers 8:7 (note), Numbers 19:2 (note), etc. Garments, whether of cloth or skins, were to be washed. Gold, silver, brass, iron, tin, and lead, to pass through the fire, probably to be melted down.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called, rather inappropriately, from the census in i., iii., (iv.), xxvi.--is unmistakably priestly in its interests and language. Beginning with a census of the men of war (i.) and the order of the camp (ii.), it devotes specific attention to the Levites, their numbers and duties (iii., iv.). Then follow laws for the exclusion of the unclean, v. 1-4, for determining the manner and amount of restitution …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
and anything else that can withstand fire must be put through the fire, and then it will be clean. But it must also be purified with the water of cleansing. And whatever cannot withstand fire must be put through that water.
The LORD said to Moses,
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