Then they brought Jesus from Caiaphas to the Roman governor’s residence. 1 (Now it was very early morning.) 2 They 3 did not go into the governor’s residence 4 so they would not be ceremonially defiled, but could eat the Passover meal.
Then Paul took the men the next day, 1 and after he had purified himself 2 along with them, he went to the temple and gave notice 3 of the completion of the days of purification, 4 when 5 the sacrifice would be offered for each 6 of them.
shouting, “Men of Israel, 1 help! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people, our law, 2 and this sanctuary! 3 Furthermore 4 he has brought Greeks into the inner courts of the temple 5 and made this holy place ritually unclean!” 6
For when Moses had spoken every command to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
When a person touches anything unclean (whether human uncleanness, or an unclean animal, or an unclean detestable creature) 1 and eats some of the meat of the peace offering sacrifice which belongs to the Lord, that person will be cut off from his people.’” 2
Therefore you must distinguish 1 between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean, and you must not make yourselves detestable by means of an animal or bird or anything that creeps on the ground – creatures 2 I have distinguished for you as unclean. 3
Say to them, ‘Throughout your generations, 1 if any man from all your descendants approaches the holy offerings which the Israelites consecrate 2 to the Lord while he is impure, 3 that person must be cut off from before me. 4 I am the Lord.
But those who were to camp in front of the tabernacle on the east, in front of the tent of meeting, were Moses, Aaron, 1 and his sons. They were responsible for the needs 2 of the sanctuary and for the needs of the Israelites, but the unauthorized person who approached was to be put to death.
Anyone who touches the corpse of any dead person and does not purify himself defiles the tabernacle of the Lord. And that person must be cut off from Israel, 1 because the water of purification was not sprinkled on him. He will be unclean; his uncleanness remains on him.
Then a ceremonially clean person must take hyssop, dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent, on all its furnishings, and on the people who were there, or on the one who touched a bone, or one killed, or one who died, or a grave.
I have not eaten anything when I was in mourning, or removed any of it while ceremonially unclean, or offered any of it to the dead; 1 I have obeyed you 2 and have done everything you have commanded me.
So Saul disguised himself and put on other clothing and left, accompanied by two of his men. They came to the woman at night and said, “Use your ritual pit to conjure up for me the one I tell you.” 1
During Ahab’s reign, 1 Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho. 2 Abiram, his firstborn son, died when he laid the foundation; 3 Segub, his youngest son, died when he erected its gates, 4 just as the Lord had warned 5 through Joshua son of Nun. 6
Josiah also got rid of 1 the ritual pits used to conjure up spirits, 2 the magicians, personal idols, disgusting images, 3 and all the detestable idols that had appeared in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem. In this way he carried out the terms of the law 4 recorded on the scroll that Hilkiah the priest had discovered in the Lord’s temple.
They offer burnt sacrifices to the Lord every morning and every evening, along with fragrant incense. They arrange the Bread of the Presence on a ritually clean table and light the lamps on the gold lampstand every evening. Certainly 1 we are observing the Lord our God’s regulations, but you have rejected him.
He passed his sons through the fire 1 in the Valley of Ben-Hinnom and practiced divination, omen reading, and sorcery. He set up a ritual pit to conjure up underworld spirits and appointed magicians to supervise it. 2 He did a great amount of evil in the sight of the Lord and angered him. 3