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Numbers 19:11

    Numbers 19:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Anyone touching a dead body will be unclean for seven days:

    Webster's Revision

    He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days:

    World English Bible

    "He who touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days:

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 19:11

    He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days - How low does this lay man! He who touched a dead beast was only unclean for one day, Leviticus 11:24, Leviticus 11:27, Leviticus 11:39; but he who touches a dead man is unclean for seven days. This was certainly designed to mark the peculiar impurity of man, and to show his sinfulness - seven times worse than the vilest animal! O thou son of the morning, how art thou fallen!

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 19:11

    One practical effect of attaching defilement to a dead body, and to all that touched it, etc., would be to insure early burial, and to correct a practice not uncommon in the East, of leaving the deal to be devoured by the wild beasts.