Now a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and deposit them outside the camp in a clean place, and [a]the congregation of the sons of Israel shall keep it as (A)water to remove impurity; it is [b]purification from sin.

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  1. Numbers 19:9 Lit it shall be to the congregation...Israel, for a guarding as water of impurity
  2. Numbers 19:9 Or a sin offering

13 (A)Anyone who touches a corpse, the [a]body of a man who has died, and does not purify himself, (B)defiles the [b]tabernacle of the Lord; and that person shall be cut off from Israel. Because the water for impurity was not [c](C)sprinkled on him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is still on him.

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  1. Numbers 19:13 Lit soul
  2. Numbers 19:13 Lit dwelling place
  3. Numbers 19:13 Or thrown

20 ‘But the man who is unclean and does not purify himself from uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, because he has (A)defiled the sanctuary of the Lord; the water for impurity has not been sprinkled on him, he is unclean.

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