New Living Translation
He told them, "Get ready for the third day, and until then abstain from having sexual intercourse."
King James Bible
And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to the people, Be ready for the third day; do not come near your wives.
World English Bible
He said to the people, "Be ready by the third day. Don't have sexual relations with a woman."
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith unto the people, 'Be ye prepared for the third day, come not nigh unto a woman.'
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CommentaryExodus 19:15 Parallel Commentaries
The first years of Jehoiakim's reign were filled with warnings of approaching doom. The word of the Lord spoken by the prophets was about to be fulfilled. The Assyrian power to the northward, long supreme, was no longer to rule the nations. Egypt on the south, in whose power the king of Judah was vainly placing his trust, was soon to receive a decided check. All unexpectedly a new world power, the Babylonian Empire, was rising to the eastward and swiftly overshadowing all other nations. Within a …
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1 Corinthians 7:5
Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer. Afterward, you should come together again so that Satan won't be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
So Moses went down to the people. He consecrated them for worship, and they washed their clothes.
On the morning of the third day, thunder roared and lightning flashed, and a dense cloud came down on the mountain. There was a long, loud blast from a ram's horn, and all the people trembled.
1 Samuel 21:4
"We don't have any regular bread," the priest replied. "But there is the holy bread, which you can have if your young men have not slept with any women recently."
1 Samuel 21:5
"Don't worry," David replied. "I never allow my men to be with women when they are on a campaign. And since they stay clean even on ordinary trips, how much more on this one!"
1 Chronicles 15:12
He said to them, "You are the leaders of the Levite families. You must purify yourselves and all your fellow Levites, so you can bring the Ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it.
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