Parallel Verses

NET Bible

You must have a spade among your other equipment and when you relieve yourself outside you must dig a hole with the spade and then turn and cover your excrement.

New American Standard Bible

and you shall have a spade among your tools, and it shall be when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it and shall turn to cover up your excrement.

King James Version

And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:

Holman Bible

You must have a digging tool in your equipment; when you relieve yourself, dig a hole with it and cover up your excrement.

International Standard Version

Include a spade among your equipment so that when you squat to relieve yourself, you can dig a hole and then cover your excrement.

A Conservative Version

And thou shall have a paddle among thy weapons, and it shall be, when thou sit down abroad, thou shall dig with it, and shall turn back and cover that which comes from thee.

American Standard Version

and thou shalt have a paddle among thy weapons; and it shall be, when thou sittest down abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:

Amplified

and you shall have a spade among your tools, and when you [prepare to] sit down outside [to relieve yourself], you shall dig a hole with it and shall turn and cover up your waste.

Bible in Basic English

And have among your arms a spade; and when you have been to that place, let that which comes from you be covered up with earth:

Darby Translation

And thou shalt have a shovel amongst thy weapons, and it shall be, when thou sittest down abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which is come from thee.

Julia Smith Translation

And a peg shall be to thee upon thy utensil: and it was in thy sitting down without, and digging with it, and turn thou back and cover thy excrement:

King James 2000

And you shall have a stick with your weapons; and it shall be, when you will relieve yourself outside, you shall dig with it, and shall turn back and cover your refuse:

Lexham Expanded Bible

and a digging tool shall [be included] in addition to your [other] utensils for yourself; {and then} {when you relieve yourself} outside [the camp] you shall dig with it, and [then] you shall turn, and you shall cover your excrement.

Modern King James verseion

And you shall have a paddle on your weapon. And it shall be, when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it, and shall turn back and cover that which comes from you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and thou shalt have a sharp point at the end of thy weapon: and when thou wilt ease thyself, dig therewith and turn and cover that which is departed from thee.

New Heart English Bible

and you shall have a spade among your tools; and it shall be, when you sit down outside, you shall dig therewith, and shall turn and cover that which comes from you:

The Emphasized Bible

and a blade, shalt thou have upon thy staff, - so shall it be, that when thou wouldest sit down outside, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which hath passed from thee:

Webster

And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon: and it shall be when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig with it, and shalt turn back, and cover that which cometh from thee:

World English Bible

and you shall have a paddle among your weapons; and it shall be, when you sit down abroad, you shall dig therewith, and shall turn back and cover that which comes from you:

Youngs Literal Translation

and a nail thou hast on thy staff, and it hath been, in thy sitting without, that thou hast digged with it, and turned back, and covered thy filth;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And thou shalt have a paddle
יתד 
Yathed 
Usage: 24

אזן 
'azen 
Usage: 1

and it shall be, when thou wilt ease
ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

חץ חוּץ 
Chuwts 
Usage: 164

thou shalt dig
חפר 
Chaphar 
Usage: 22

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

and cover
כּסה 
Kacah 
Usage: 152

צאה 
Tsa'ah 
Usage: 2

Verse Info

Context Readings

Cleanliness Of The Camp

12 You are to have a place outside the camp to serve as a latrine. 13 You must have a spade among your other equipment and when you relieve yourself outside you must dig a hole with the spade and then turn and cover your excrement. 14 For the Lord your God walks about in the middle of your camp to deliver you and defeat your enemies for you. Therefore your camp should be holy, so that he does not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you.



Cross References

Ezekiel 24:6-8

"'Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: Woe to the city of bloodshed, the pot whose rot is in it, whose rot has not been removed from it! Empty it piece by piece. No lot has fallen on it.

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