the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee
a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:
3And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one
shall slay her before his face:
the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation
5And one shall burn the heifer
in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:
6And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning
of the heifer.
7Then the priest shall wash
his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean
until the even.
8And he that burneth her shall
wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.
9And 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.
10And he that
gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children
of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever.
11He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.
12He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall
be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.
13Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself,
defileth the tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled
upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.
is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.
15And every open vessel, which hath no covering
bound upon it, is unclean.
toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean
17And 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:
18And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it
upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain,
or one dead, or a grave:
19And the clean person
shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify himself,
and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.
20But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from
among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the LORD: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled
upon him; he is unclean.
21And it shall be
a perpetual statute unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth
the water of separation shall be unclean until even.
whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.