169 occurrences

'Unclean' in the Bible

From the clean animals, unclean animals, birds, and every creature that crawls on the ground,

Or if someone touches anything unclean—a carcass of an unclean wild animal, or unclean livestock, or an unclean swarming creature—without being aware of it, he is unclean and guilty.

“Meat that touches anything unclean must not be eaten; it is to be burned up. Everyone who is clean may eat any other meat.

But the one who eats meat from the Lord’s fellowship sacrifice while he is unclean, that person must be cut off from his people.

If someone touches anything unclean, whether human uncleanness, an unclean animal, or any unclean, detestable creature, and eats meat from the Lord’s fellowship sacrifice, that person must be cut off from his people.”

But among the ones that chew the cud or have divided hooves you are not to eat these:the camel, though it chews the cud,does not have divided hooves—it is unclean for you;

the hare, though it chews the cud,does not have hooves—it is unclean for you;

“These will make you unclean. Whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean until evening,

and whoever carries any of their carcasses must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening.

All animals that have hooves but do not have a divided hoof and do not chew the cud are unclean for you. Whoever touches them becomes unclean.

All the four-footed animals that walk on their paws are unclean for you. Whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean until evening,

and anyone who carries their carcasses must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening. They are unclean for you.

“These creatures that swarm on the ground are unclean for you:the weasel, the mouse,any kind of large lizard,

These are unclean for you among all the swarming creatures. Whoever touches them when they are dead will be unclean until evening.

When any one of them dies and falls on anything it becomes unclean—any item of wood, clothing, leather, sackcloth, or any implement used for work. It is to be rinsed with water and will remain unclean until evening; then it will be clean.

If any of them falls into any clay pot, everything in it will become unclean; you must break it.

Any edible food coming into contact with that unclean water will become unclean, and any drinkable liquid in any container will become unclean.

Anything one of their carcasses falls on will become unclean. If it is an oven or stove, it must be smashed; it is unclean and will remain unclean for you.

A spring or cistern containing water will remain clean, but someone who touches a carcass in it will become unclean.

but if water has been put on the seed and one of their carcasses falls on it, it is unclean for you.

“If one of the animals that you use for food dies, anyone who touches its carcass will be unclean until evening.

Anyone who eats some of its carcass must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening. Anyone who carries its carcass must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening.

Do not become contaminated by any creature that swarms; do not become unclean or defiled by them.

in order to distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between the animals that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten.”

“Tell the Israelites: When a woman becomes pregnant and gives birth to a male child, she will be unclean seven days, as she is during the days of her menstrual impurity.

But if she gives birth to a female child, she will be unclean for two weeks as she is during her menstrual impurity. She will continue in purification from her bleeding for 66 days.

The priest will examine the infection on the skin of his body. If the hair in the infection has turned white and the infection appears to be deeper than the skin of his body, it is a skin disease. After the priest examines him, he must pronounce him unclean.

The priest will examine him, and if the scab has spread on the skin, then the priest must pronounce him unclean; he has a skin disease.

it is a chronic disease on the skin of his body, and the priest must pronounce him unclean. He need not quarantine him, for he is unclean.

But whenever raw flesh appears on him, he will be unclean.

When the priest examines the raw flesh, he must pronounce him unclean. Raw flesh is unclean; it is a skin disease.

The priest will make an examination, and if the spot seems to be beneath the skin and the hair in it has turned white, the priest must pronounce him unclean; it is a skin disease that has broken out in the boil.

If it spreads further on the skin, the priest must pronounce him unclean; it is an infection.

the priest is to examine it. If the hair in the spot has turned white and the spot appears to be deeper than the skin, it is a skin disease that has broken out in the burn. The priest must pronounce him unclean; it is a skin disease.

The priest will reexamine him on the seventh day. If it has spread further on the skin, the priest must pronounce him unclean; it is a skin disease.

the priest must examine the infection. If it appears to be deeper than the skin, and the hair in it is yellow and sparse, the priest must pronounce the person unclean. It is a scaly outbreak, a skin disease of the head or chin.

the priest is to examine the person. If the scaly outbreak has spread on the skin, the priest does not need to look for yellow hair; the person is unclean.

the man is afflicted with a skin disease; he is unclean. The priest must pronounce him unclean; the infection is on his head.

“The person afflicted with an infectious skin disease is to have his clothes torn and his hair hanging loose, and he must cover his mouth and cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean!’

He will remain unclean as long as he has the infection; he is unclean. He must live alone in a place outside the camp.

The priest is to reexamine the contamination on the seventh day. If it has spread in the fabric, the warp, the woof, or the leather, regardless of how it is used, the contamination is harmful mildew; it is unclean.

After it has been washed, the priest is to reexamine the contamination. If the appearance of the contaminated article has not changed, it is unclean. Even though the contamination has not spread, you must burn up the fabric. It is a fungus on the front or back of the fabric.

“This is the law concerning a mildew contamination in wool or linen fabric, warp or woof, or any leather article, in order to pronounce it clean or unclean.”

The priest must order them to clear the house before he enters to examine the contamination, so that nothing in the house becomes unclean. Afterward the priest will come to examine the house.

the priest must order that the stones with the contamination be pulled out and thrown into an unclean place outside the city.

He is to have the inside of the house completely scraped, and the plaster that is scraped off must be dumped in an unclean place outside the city.

the priest must come and examine it. If the contamination has spread in the house, it is harmful mildew; the house is unclean.

It must be torn down with its stones, its beams, and all its plaster, and taken outside the city to an unclean place.

Whoever enters the house during any of the days the priest quarantines it will be unclean until evening.

to determine when something is unclean or clean. This is the law regarding skin disease and mildew.”

“Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When any man has a discharge from his body, he is unclean.

This is uncleanness of his discharge: Whether his body secretes the discharge or retains it, he is unclean. All the days that his body secretes or retains anything because of his discharge, he is unclean.

Any bed the man with the discharge lies on will be unclean, and any furniture he sits on will be unclean.

Anyone who touches his bed is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

Whoever sits on furniture that the man with the discharge was sitting on is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

Whoever touches the body of the man with a discharge is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

If the man with the discharge spits on anyone who is clean, he is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

Any saddle the man with the discharge rides on will be unclean.

Whoever touches anything that was under him will be unclean until evening, and whoever carries such things is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

If the man with the discharge touches anyone without first rinsing his hands in water, the person who was touched is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

“When a man has an emission of semen, he is to bathe himself completely with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

Any clothing or leather on which there is an emission of semen must be washed with water, and it will remain unclean until evening.

If a man sleeps with a woman and has an emission of semen, both of them are to bathe with water, and they will remain unclean until evening.

“When a woman has a discharge, and it consists of blood from her body, she will be unclean because of her menstruation for seven days. Everyone who touches her will be unclean until evening.

Anything she lies on during her menstruation will become unclean, and anything she sits on will become unclean.

Everyone who touches her bed is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

Everyone who touches any furniture she was sitting on is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

If discharge is on the bed or the furniture she was sitting on, when he touches it he will be unclean until evening.

If a man sleeps with her, and blood from her menstruation gets on him, he will be unclean for seven days, and every bed he lies on will become unclean.

“When a woman has a discharge of her blood for many days, though it is not the time of her menstruation, or if she has a discharge beyond her period, she will be unclean all the days of her unclean discharge, as she is during the days of her menstruation.

Any bed she lies on during the days of her discharge will be like her bed during menstrual impurity; any furniture she sits on will be unclean as in her menstrual period.

Everyone who touches them will be unclean; he must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

The priest is to sacrifice one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. In this way the priest will make atonement for her before the Lord because of her unclean discharge.

This is the law for someone with a discharge: a man who has an emission of semen, becoming unclean by it;

a woman who is in her menstrual period; anyone who has a discharge, whether male or female; and a man who sleeps with an unclean woman.”

“Every person, whether the native or the foreigner, who eats an animal that died a natural death or was mauled by wild beasts is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening; then he will be clean.

Therefore you must distinguish the clean animal from the unclean one, and the unclean bird from the clean one. Do not become contaminated by any land animal, bird, or whatever crawls on the ground; I have set these apart as unclean for you.

The Holiness of the PriestsThe Lord said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron’s sons, the priests, and tell them: A priest is not to make himself ceremonially unclean for a dead person among his relatives,

He may make himself unclean for his young unmarried sister in his immediate family.

He is not to make himself unclean for those related to him by marriage and so defile himself.

No man of Aaron’s descendants who has a skin disease or a discharge is to eat from the holy offerings until he is clean. Whoever touches anything made unclean by a dead person or by a man who has an emission of semen,

or whoever touches any swarming creature that makes him unclean or any person who makes him unclean—whatever his uncleanness—

the man who touches any of these will remain unclean until evening and is not to eat from the holy offerings unless he has bathed his body with water.

“If the vow involves any of the unclean animals that may not be brought as an offering to the Lord, the animal must be presented before the priest.

If it is one of the unclean livestock, it must be ransomed according to your assessment by adding a fifth of its value to it. If it is not redeemed, it can be sold according to your assessment.

But there were some men who were unclean because of a human corpse, so they could not observe the Passover on that day. These men came before Moses and Aaron the same day

and said to him, “We are unclean because of a human corpse. Why should we be excluded from presenting the Lord’s offering at its appointed time with the other Israelites?”

“Tell the Israelites: When any one of you or your descendants is unclean because of a corpse or is on a distant journey, he may still observe the Passover to the Lord.

The firstborn of every living thing, man or animal, presented to the Lord belongs to you. But you must certainly redeem the firstborn of man, and redeem the firstborn of an unclean animal.

Then the priest must wash his clothes and bathe his body in water; after that he may enter the camp, but he will remain ceremonially unclean until evening.

The one who burned the cow must also wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

Then the one who gathers up the cow’s ashes must wash his clothes, and he will remain unclean until evening. This is a permanent statute for the Israelites and for the foreigner who resides among them.

Anyone who touches a body of a person who has died, and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of the Lord. That person will be cut off from Israel. He remains unclean because the water for impurity has not been sprinkled on him, and his uncleanness is still on him.

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טמא 
Tame' 
Usage: 162

טמא 
Tame' 
Usage: 88

טמאה 
Tum'ah 
Usage: 36

ערוה 
`ervah 
Usage: 54

קדשׁ 
Qadesh 
Usage: 6

קרה 
Qareh 
Usage: 1

ἀκαθαρσία 
Akatharsia 
Usage: 9

ἀκάθαρτος 
Akathartos 
Usage: 27

κοινός 
Koinos 
Usage: 12

κοινόω 
Koinoo 
Usage: 5

μιασμός 
Miasmos 
Usage: 1

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