1 Locutusque est Dominus ad Moysen et Aaron dicens:
2 "Ista est religio legis, quam constituit Dominus. Praecipe filiis Israel, ut adducant ad te vaccam rufam aetatis integrae, in qua nulla sit macula, nec portaverit iugum.
3 Tradetisque eam Eleazaro sacerdoti, quae educta extra castra mactabitur in conspectu eius;
4 et tinguens digitum in sanguine eius asperget contra fores tabernaculi conventus septem vicibus,
5 combureturque in conspectu eius, tam pelle et carnibus eius quam sanguine et fimo flammae traditis.
6 Lignum quoque cedrinum et hyssopum coccumque sacerdos mittet in flammam, quae vaccam vorat.
7 Et tunc demum, lotis vestibus et corpore suo, ingredietur in castra commaculatusque erit usque ad vesperum.
8 Sed et ille, qui combusserit eam, lavabit vestimenta sua et corpus, et immundus erit usque ad vesperum.
9 Colliget autem vir mundus cineres vaccae et effundet eos extra castra in loco purissimo, ut sint congregationi filiorum Israel in custodiam pro aqua aspersionis.
10 Cumque laverit, qui vaccae portaverat cineres, vestimenta sua, immundus erit usque ad vesperum. Habebunt hoc filii Israel et advenae, qui habitant inter eos, sanctum iure perpetuo.
11 Qui tetigerit cadaver hominis et propter hoc septem diebus fuerit immundus,
12 aspergetur ex hac aqua die tertio et septimo et sic mundabitur. Si die tertio aspersus non fuerit, septimo non erit mundus.
13 Omnis, qui tetigerit humanae animae morticinum et aspersus hac commixtione non fuerit, polluet habitaculum Domini et peribit ex Israel, quia aqua expiationis non est aspersus: immundus erit, et manebit spurcitia eius super eum.
14 Ista est lex hominis, qui moritur in tabernaculo: omnes, qui ingrediuntur tentorium illius, et universa vasa, quae ibi sunt, polluta erunt septem diebus.
15 Vas, quod non habuerit operculum nec ligaturam desuper, immundum erit.
16 Si quis in agro tetigerit cadaver hominis gladio occisi aut per se mortui sive os illius vel sepulcrum, immundus erit septem diebus.
17 Tollentque de cineribus combustionis peccati et mittent aquas vivas super eos in vas;
18 in quibus cum homo mundus tinxerit hyssopum, asperget ex eo omne tentorium et cunctam supellectilem et homines, qui ibi fuerint, et super eum, qui tetigerit ossa vel occisum hominem aut per se mortuum aut sepultum.
19 Atque hoc modo mundus lustrabit immundum tertio et septimo die; expiatusque die septimo lavabit et se et vestimenta sua et mundus erit ad vesperum.
20 Si quis hoc ritu non fuerit expiatus, peribit anima illius de medio ecclesiae, quia sanctuarium Domini polluit et non est aqua lustrationis aspersus; immundus est.
21 Erit vobis praeceptum legitimum sempiternum. Ipse quoque, qui aspergit aqua lustrali, lavabit vestimenta sua; omnis, qui tetigerit aquas expiationis, immundus erit usque ad vesperum.
22 Quidquid tetigerit immundus, immundum erit, et anima, quae horum quippiam tetigerit, immunda erit usque ad vesperum"
King James Version
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
2 This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:
3 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:
4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times:
5 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:
6 And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.
7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even.
8 And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.
9 And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.
10 And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever.
11 ¶ He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.
12 He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.
13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.
14 This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.
15 And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean.
16 And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
17 And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:
18 And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave:
19 And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.
20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the LORD: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.
21 And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even.
22 And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.