16 “‘When a man has an emission of semen,(A) he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening.(B)

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16 And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.

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“‘If a descendant of Aaron has a defiling skin disease[a] or a bodily discharge,(A) he may not eat the sacred offerings until he is cleansed. He will also be unclean if he touches something defiled by a corpse(B) or by anyone who has an emission of semen,

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 22:4 The Hebrew word for defiling skin disease, traditionally translated “leprosy,” was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

What man soever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or hath a running issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he be clean. And whoso toucheth any thing that is unclean by the dead, or a man whose seed goeth from him;

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