Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

When they go into the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, that they may not die; or when they come near to the altar to serve, to burn an offering by fire to Jehovah.

New American Standard Bible

when they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, so that they will not die; or when they approach the altar to minister, by offering up in smoke a fire sacrifice to the LORD.

King James Version

When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD:

Holman Bible

Whenever they enter the tent of meeting or approach the altar to minister by burning up an offering to the Lord, they must wash with water so that they will not die.

International Standard Version

When they enter the Tent of Meeting or when they approach the altar to minister to make an offering by fire to the LORD, they are to wash with water so they don't die.

A Conservative Version

When they go into the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, that they not die, or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire to LORD.

American Standard Version

when they go into the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire unto Jehovah.

Amplified

When they go into the Tent of Meeting, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire to the Lord,

Bible in Basic English

Whenever they go into the Tent of meeting they are to be washed with water, to keep them from death; and whenever they come near to do the work of the altar, or to make an offering by fire to the Lord,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

When they go into the tabernacle of the testimony, they shall wash with water that they not die, or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn the offering unto the LORD that must be consumed by fire,

Julia Smith Translation

In their coming into the tent of appointment, they shall wash with water, and they shall not die: or in their drawing near to the altar to serve, to burn a sacrifice to Jehovah.

King James 2000

When they go into the tabernacle of meeting, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD:

Lexham Expanded Bible

When they come to the tent of assembly, they will wash with water so that they do not die, or when they approach the altar to serve by turning to smoke an offering made by fire to Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water so that they do not die. Or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire to Jehovah,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

when they go into the tabernacle of witness, or when they go unto the altar to minister and to burn the LORD's offering, lest they die.

NET Bible

When they enter the tent of meeting, they must wash with water so that they do not die. Also, when they approach the altar to minister by burning incense as an offering made by fire to the Lord,

New Heart English Bible

When they go into the Tent of Meeting, they shall wash with water, that they not die; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire to the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

When they enter the tent of meeting, they shall bathe with water so shall they not die, - or when they approach unto the altar to minister, to burn as incense an altar-flame to Yahweh:

Webster

When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not: or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire to the LORD.

World English Bible

When they go into the Tent of Meeting, they shall wash with water, that they not die; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire to Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

in their going in unto the tent of meeting they wash with water, and die not; or in their drawing nigh unto the altar to minister, to perfume a fire-offering to Jehovah,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
When they go

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

אהל 
'ohel 
Usage: 345

of the congregation
מועדה מעד מועד 
Mow`ed 
Usage: 223

רחץ 
Rachats 
Usage: 72

with water
מים 
Mayim 
Usage: 581

מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

not or when they come near
נגשׁ 
Nagash 
Usage: 125

to the altar
מזבּח 
Mizbeach 
Usage: 401

שׁרת 
Sharath 
Usage: 99

קטר 
Qatar 
Usage: 116

made by fire
אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
offering...by fire
Usage: 65

References

Context Readings

The Bronze Basin

19 And Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet out of it. 20 When they go into the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, that they may not die; or when they come near to the altar to serve, to burn an offering by fire to Jehovah. 21 And they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they may not die; and it shall be an everlasting statute for them, for him and for his seed throughout their generations.


Cross References

Exodus 12:15

Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread: on the very first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses; for whoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

Leviticus 10:1-3

And the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, took each of them his censer, and put fire in it, and put incense on it, and presented strange fire before Jehovah, which he had not commanded them.

Leviticus 16:1-2

And Jehovah spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they came near before Jehovah and died;

1 Samuel 6:19

And he smote among the men of Beth-shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of Jehovah, and smote of the people seventy men; and the people lamented, because Jehovah had smitten the people with a great slaughter.

1 Chronicles 13:10

And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he had put forth his hand to the ark; and there he died before God.

Psalm 89:7

God is greatly to be feared in the council of the saints, and terrible for all that are round about him.

Acts 5:5

And Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and expired. And great fear came upon all who heard it.

Acts 5:10

And she fell down immediately at his feet and expired. And when the young men came in they found her dead; and, having carried her out, they buried her by her husband.

Hebrews 12:28-29

Wherefore let us, receiving a kingdom not to be shaken, have grace, by which let us serve God acceptably with reverence and fear.

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