Numbers 19:17
New International Version
"For the unclean person, put some ashes from the burned purification offering into a jar and pour fresh water over them.

New Living Translation
“To remove the defilement, put some of the ashes from the burnt purification offering in a jar, and pour fresh water over them.

English Standard Version
For the unclean they shall take some ashes of the burnt sin offering, and fresh water shall be added in a vessel.

Berean Study Bible
For the purification of the unclean person, take some of the ashes of the burnt sin offering, put them in a jar, and pour fresh water over them.

King James Bible
And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:

New King James Version
‘And for an unclean person they shall take some of the ashes of the heifer burnt for purification from sin, and running water shall be put on them in a vessel.

New American Standard Bible
Then for the unclean person they shall take some of the ashes of the burnt purification from sin and running water shall be added to them in a container.

NASB 1995
Then for the unclean person they shall take some of the ashes of the burnt purification from sin and flowing water shall be added to them in a vessel.

NASB 1977
‘Then for the unclean person they shall take some of the ashes of the burnt purification from sin and flowing water shall be added to them in a vessel.

Amplified Bible
Then for the unclean person they shall take some of the ashes of the heifer burnt for the purification from sin, and running water shall be added to them in a container.

Christian Standard Bible
For the purification of the unclean person, they are to take some of the ashes of the burnt sin offering, put them in a jar, and add fresh water to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the purification of the unclean person, they are to take some of the ashes of the burnt sin offering, put them in a jar, and add fresh water to them.

American Standard Version
And for the unclean they shall take of the ashes of the burning of the sin-offering; and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall take for him who is defiled from the dust of the burning of sin and they will cast living water on it over a vessel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall take for the unclean of the burnt ashes of purification, and they shall pour upon them running water into a vessel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall take of the ashes of the burning and of the sin offering, and shall pour living waters upon them into a vessel.

English Revised Version
And for the unclean they shall take of the ashes of the burning of the sin offering, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:

Good News Translation
To remove the uncleanness, some ashes from the red cow which was burned to remove sin shall be taken and put in a pot, and fresh water added.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"[This is what you must do] for people who become unclean from touching a dead body. Put some of the ashes from the red cow that was burned as an offering for sin into a container. Then pour fresh water on them.

International Standard Version
"Now as for the unclean, they are to take ashes from the burning sin offering, and pour running water on it inside a vessel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And for the unclean they shall take of the ashes of the burning of the purification from sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel.

Literal Standard Version
and for the unclean person they have taken from the ashes of the burning of the [cow], and he has put running water over it into a vessel;

NET Bible
"'For a ceremonially unclean person you must take some of the ashes of the heifer burnt for purification from sin and pour fresh running water over them in a vessel.

New Heart English Bible
"For the unclean they shall take of the ashes of the burning of the sin offering; and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:

World English Bible
"For the unclean they shall take of the ashes of the burning of the sin offering; and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:

Young's Literal Translation
and they have taken for the unclean person of the ashes of the burning of the cleansing, and he hath put upon it running water unto a vessel;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Purification of the Unclean
16Anyone in the open field who touches someone who has been killed by the sword or has died of natural causes, or anyone who touches a human bone or a grave, will be unclean for seven days. 17For the purification of the unclean person, take some of the ashes of the burnt sin offering, put them in a jar, and pour fresh water over them. 18Then a man who is ceremonially clean is to take some hyssop, dip it in the water, and sprinkle the tent, all the furnishings, and the people who were there. He is also to sprinkle the one who touched a bone, a grave, or a person who has died or been slain.…

Cross References
Hebrews 9:13
For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that their bodies are clean,

Numbers 19:9
Then a man who is ceremonially clean is to gather up the ashes of the heifer and store them in a ceremonially clean place outside the camp. They must be kept by the congregation of Israel for preparing the water of purification; this is for purification from sin.

Numbers 19:18
Then a man who is ceremonially clean is to take some hyssop, dip it in the water, and sprinkle the tent, all the furnishings, and the people who were there. He is also to sprinkle the one who touched a bone, a grave, or a person who has died or been slain.

Numbers 31:23
everything that can withstand the fire--must be put through the fire, and it will be clean. But it must still be purified with the water of purification. And everything that cannot withstand the fire must pass through the water.

Ezekiel 36:25
I will also sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. I will cleanse you from all your impurities and all your idols.

Zechariah 13:1
"On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the people of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.


Treasury of Scripture

And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:

ashes.

Numbers 19:9
And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.

running water shall be put thereto.

Genesis 26:19
And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.

Song of Solomon 4:15
A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.

John 4:10,11
Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water…









(17) of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin.--Better, of the ashes of the burnt sin-offering; literally, of the burning of the sin-offering.

Verse 17. - Running water. Septuagint, ὕδωρ ζῶν (cf. Leviticus 14:5; John 4:10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[For the purification] of the unclean person,
לַטָּמֵ֔א (laṭ·ṭā·mê)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2931: Unclean

take
וְלָֽקְחוּ֙ (wə·lā·qə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3947: To take

some of the ashes
מֵעֲפַ֖ר (mê·‘ă·p̄ar)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud

of the burnt purification
שְׂרֵפַ֣ת (śə·rê·p̄aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8316: Cremation

offering,
הַֽחַטָּ֑את (ha·ḥaṭ·ṭāṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

put
וְנָתַ֥ן (wə·nā·ṯan)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

them in
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

a jar,
כֶּֽלִי׃ (ke·lî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

and pour fresh running
חַיִּ֖ים (ḥay·yîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

water
מַ֥יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

over them.
עָלָ֛יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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