Numbers 19:11

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that toucheth the dead body of any man, shall bee vncleane seuen dayes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'The one who touches the corpse of any person shall be unclean for seven days.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Anyone touching a dead body will be unclean for seven days:
- Basic English Bible

He that toucheth a dead person, any dead body of a man, shall be unclean seven days.
- Darby Bible

He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.
- Webster's Bible

He who touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days:
- World English Bible

`He who is coming against the dead body of any man -- is unclean seven days;
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that toucheth the dead, even any man's dead body, shall be unclean seven days;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Numbers 19

  • BSP
    Verse 20: One who refused to cleanse himself was to be cut off from the congregation. If Jehovah God felt that strongly about physical cleanliness, imagine how strongly he feels about those who refuse to morally and spiritually cleanse themselves.
  • Sandy
    To Ron. It seems to me Jesus would have been a clean body he was baptized. John Baptized him So I would say he was clean and anybody that touched him was baptized as well. And also considered clean. But in this part of the Bible Jesus wasn't here yet. So I think being sprinkled with the water was a type of baptizing along with the burnt offerings and such.
  • Bozki
    God's Word is always been applied yesterday today and tomorrow in our Lives, When Jesus came He fulfilled the Law, instead of offering a lamb for our sins He offer Himself to pay all of our sin, that's why today we never do the offering of the lamb, all we need is to Accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and confess all of our sins to Him and He is faithful and Just to forgive us and cleanse us from our unrighteousness.And the Holy Spirit will Dwell in us He will be our Comforter, Our Guide, Our Conscience....God Bless.......
  • Does this still apply today? If it does how should one clean oneself?
  • Augustine for verse 20
    Well! I think numbers 19 : 20 is emphasizing on the value God almighty placed on purity, hence anyone that must visit the sanctuary, must purify himself because God appropriates purity more than physical attendance.
  • Good morning,

    Kindly explain/simplify in your own version Numbers 19:19 and give a relative parable in the New Testament.

    Best regards in Jesus name

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