No man 1 from the descendants of Aaron who is diseased or has a discharge 2 may eat the holy offerings until he becomes clean. The one 3 who touches anything made unclean by contact with a dead person, 4 or a man who has a seminal emission, 5
everything that may stand the fire, you are to pass through the fire, 1 and it will be ceremonially clean, but it must still be purified with the water of purification. Anything that cannot withstand the fire you must pass through the water.
Some time later 1 Zedekiah sent and had Jeremiah brought to him at the third entrance 2 of the Lord’s temple. The king said to Jeremiah, “I would like to ask you a question. Do not hide anything from me when you answer.” 3
When his daughter Herodias 1 came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests. The king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you.”
Also, anything they fall on 1 when they die will become unclean – any wood vessel or garment or article of leather or sackcloth. Any such vessel with which work is done must be immersed in water 2 and will be unclean until the evening. Then it will become clean.
For the Lord your God walks about in the middle of your camp to deliver you and defeat 1 your enemies for you. Therefore your camp should be holy, so that he does not see anything indecent 2 among you and turn away from you.
David replied to Ahimelech the priest, “The king instructed me to do something, but he said to me, ‘Don’t let anyone know the reason I am sending you or the instructions I have given you.’ 1 I have told my soldiers 2 to wait at a certain place. 3
I hereby decree 1 that any people, nation, or language group that blasphemes 2 the god of Shadrach, Meshach, or Abednego will be dismembered and his home reduced to rubble! For there exists no other god who can deliver in this way.”
If then I am in the wrong 1 and have done anything that deserves death, I am not trying to escape dying, 2 but if not one of their charges against me is true, 3 no one can hand me over to them. 4 I appeal to Caesar!” 5
Finally, brothers and sisters, 1 whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.
but whatever does not have fins and scales you may not eat; it is ritually impure to you.
When you go out as an army against your enemies, guard yourselves against anything impure. 1
(Now the servant did not understand any of this. Only Jonathan and David knew what was going on.) 1