Leviticus 14:5

“And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Priest shall command that one of the birds bee killed in an earthen vessell, ouer running water.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The priest shall also give orders to slay the one bird in an earthenware vessel over running water.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the priest shall command to kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the priest will give orders for one of the birds to be put to death in a vessel made of earth, over flowing water.
- Basic English Bible

And the priest shall command that one bird be killed in an earthen vessel over running water:
- Darby Bible

And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel, over running water.
- Webster's Bible

The priest shall command them to kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.
- World English Bible

`And the priest hath commanded, and he hath slaughtered the one bird upon an earthen vessel, over running water;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the priest shall command to kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 14:5


14:5 Killed - By some other man. The priest did not kill it himself, because it was not properly a sacrifice, as being killed without the camp, and not in that place to which all sacrifices were confined. In an earthen - vessel - That is, over running water put in an earthen - vessel - Thus the blood of the bird and the water were mixed together, partly for the conveniency of sprinkling, and partly to signify Christ, who came by water and blood, #1John 5:6|. The running water, that is, spring or river water by its liveliness and motion did fitly signify the restoring of liveliness to the leper, who was in a manner dead before.


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