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

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

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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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Surely I was sinful(A) at birth,(B)
    sinful from the time my mother conceived 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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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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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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13 Then Haggai said, “If a person defiled by contact with a dead body touches one of these things, does it become defiled?”

“Yes,” the priests replied, “it becomes defiled.(A)

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