New Living Translation
Anything and anyone that a defiled person touches will be ceremonially unclean until evening."
King James Bible
And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.
Darby Bible Translation
And whatever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.
World English Bible
"Whatever the unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the soul that touches it shall be unclean until evening."
Young's Literal Translation
and all against which the unclean person cometh is unclean, and the person who is coming against it is unclean till the evening.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:22 The unclean person - Not he who is so only by touching the water of separation, Nu 19:21, but he who is so by the greater sort of uncleanness, which lasted seven days, and which was not removed without the use of this water of purification.
"Or suppose you unknowingly touch something that is ceremonially unclean, such as the carcass of an unclean animal. When you realize what you have done, you must admit your defilement and your guilt. This is true whether it is a wild animal, a domestic animal, or an animal that scurries along the ground.
"Or suppose you unknowingly touch something that makes a person unclean. When you realize what you have done, you must admit your guilt.
If you touch anything that is unclean (whether it is human defilement or an unclean animal or any other unclean, detestable thing) and then eat meat from a peace offering presented to the LORD, you will be cut off from the community."
or by touching a small animal that is unclean, or by touching someone who is ceremonially unclean for any reason.
The man who is defiled in any of these ways will remain unclean until evening. He may not eat from the sacred offerings until he has bathed himself in water.
Then Haggai asked, "If someone becomes ceremonially unclean by touching a dead person and then touches any of these foods, will the food be defiled?" And the priests answered, "Yes."
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