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Numbers 19:3

    Numbers 19:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall give her to Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, and he shall bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give her to Eleazar the priest and let him take her outside the tent-circle and have her put to death before him.

    Webster's Revision

    And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, and he shall bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:

    World English Bible

    You shall give her to Eleazar the priest, and he shall bring her forth outside of the camp, and one shall kill her before his face:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, and he shall bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:

    Definitions for Numbers 19:3

    Without - Outside.

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 19:3

    The work would necessarily require a priest; yet as it rendered him unclean for the day Numbers 19:22, the high priest was relieved from performing it.

    Without the camp - The defilement was viewed as transferred to the victim that was to be offered for its removal. Under these circumstances the victim, like the defiled persons themselves, would be removed outside the camp. The particular pollution to be remedied by this ordinance was the indirect one resulting from contact with tokens and manifestations of sin, not the direct and personal one arising from actual commission of sin. So too the sinless antitype had to bear the reproach of associating with sinners Luke 5:30; Luke 15:2. And as the red heifer was expelled from the precincts of the camp, so was the Saviour cut off in no small measure during His Life from the fellowship of the chief representatives of the theocracy, and put to death outside Jerusalem between two thieves. Compare Hebrews 13:11-12.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 19:3

    19:3 Eleazar - Who was the second priest, and in some cases, the deputy of the high - priest. To him, not to Aaron, because this service made him unclean for a season, and consequently unfit for holy ministrations, whereas the high - priest was, as far as possibly he could, to be preserved from all sorts of defilement, fit for his high and holy work. Without the camp - Partly because it was reputed an unclean and accursed thing, being laden with the sins of all the people; and partly to signify that Christ should suffer without the camp, in the place where malefactors suffered.