or if they touch human uncleanness(A) (anything that would make them unclean)(B) even though they are unaware of it, but then they learn of it and realize their guilt;

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Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness it be that a man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty.

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21 Anyone who touches something unclean(A)—whether human uncleanness or an unclean animal or any unclean creature that moves along the ground[a]—and then eats any of the meat of the fellowship offering belonging to the Lord must be cut off from their people.’”

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  1. Leviticus 7:21 A few Hebrew manuscripts, Samaritan Pentateuch, Syriac and Targum (see 5:2); most Hebrew manuscripts any unclean, detestable thing
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21 Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain unto the Lord, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.

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You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you.(A)

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Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.

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24 “‘You will make yourselves unclean by these;(A) whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean till evening.(B)

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24 And for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcase of them shall be unclean until the even.

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45 “Anyone with such a defiling disease must wear torn clothes,(A) let their hair be unkempt,[a] cover the lower part of their face(B) and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’(C)

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  1. Leviticus 13:45 Or clothes, uncover their head
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45 And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean.

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22 Anything that an unclean(A) person touches becomes unclean, and anyone who touches it becomes unclean till evening.”

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22 And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.

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16 how much less mortals, who are vile and corrupt,(A)
    who drink up evil(B) like water!(C)

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16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

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Surely I was sinful(A) at birth,(B)
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

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Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

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“Woe(A) to me!” I cried. “I am ruined!(B) For I am a man of unclean lips,(C) and I live among a people of unclean lips,(D) and my eyes have seen(E) the King,(F) the Lord Almighty.”(G)

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Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

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All of us have become like one who is unclean,(A)
    and all our righteous(B) acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf,(C)
    and like the wind our sins sweep us away.(D)

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But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

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17 “Son of man, when the people of Israel were living in their own land, they defiled it by their conduct and their actions. Their conduct was like a woman’s monthly uncleanness(A) in my sight.(B)

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