Numbers 31:23

NET ©

everything that may stand the fire, you are to pass through the fire, 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.

NIV ©

and anything else that can withstand fire must be put through the fire, and then it will be clean. But it must also be purified with the water of cleansing. And whatever cannot withstand fire must be put through that water.

NASB ©

everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean, but it shall be purified with water for impurity. But whatever cannot stand the fire you shall pass through the water.

NLT ©

that is, metals that do not burn––must be passed through fire in order to be made ceremonially pure. These metal objects must then be further purified with the water of purification. But everything that burns must be purified by the water alone.

MSG ©

--and anything else that can survive fire--must be passed through the fire; then it will be ritually purified. It must also be ritually washed in the Water-of-Cleansing. Further, whatever cannot survive fire must be put through that water.

BBE ©

And anything which may be heated, is to go through the fire and be made clean; but in addition it is to be put in the water of cleaning: and anything which may not go through the fire is to be put in the water.

NRSV ©

everything that can withstand fire, shall be passed through fire, and it shall be clean. Nevertheless it shall also be purified with the water for purification; and whatever cannot withstand fire, shall be passed through the water.

NKJV ©

"everything that can endure fire, you shall put through the fire, and it shall be clean; and it shall be purified with the water of purification. But all that cannot endure fire you shall put through water.

KJV
Every thing
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that may abide
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the fire
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ye shall make [it] go through
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the fire
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and it shall be clean
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nevertheless it shall be purified
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with the water
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of separation
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and all that abideth
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not the fire
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ye shall make go through
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the water
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HEBREW
Mymb
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wrybet
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sab
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aby
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al
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rsa
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lkw
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ajxty
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hdn
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ymb
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Ka
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rhjw
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sab
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wrybet
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sab
<0784>
aby
<0935>
rsa
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rbd
<01697>
lk (31:23)
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LXXM
pan
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A-ASN
pragma
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N-ASN
o
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R-NSN
dieleusetai
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V-FMI-3S
en
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PREP
puri
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N-DSN
kai
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CONJ
kayarisyhsetai
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V-FPI-3S
all
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CONJ
h
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CONJ
tw
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T-DSN
udati
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N-DSN
tou
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T-GSM
agnismou
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N-GSM
agnisyhsetai
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V-FPI-3S
kai
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CONJ
panta
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A-APN
osa
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A-APN
ean
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CONJ
mh
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ADV
diaporeuhtai
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V-PMS-3S
dia
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PREP
purov
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N-GSN
dieleusetai
<1330>  
V-FMI-3S
di
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PREP
udatov
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N-GSN
NET © [draft] ITL
everything
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that
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may stand
<0935>
the fire
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, you are to pass through
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the fire
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, and it will be ceremonially clean
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, but
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it must still be purified
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with the water
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of purification
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. Anything
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that
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cannot
<03808>
withstand
<0935>
the fire
<0784>
you must pass through
<05674>
the water
<04325>
.
NET © Notes

sn Purification by fire is unique to this event. Making these metallic objects “pass through the fire” was not only a way of purifying (burning off impurities), but it seems to be a dedicatory rite as well to the Lord and his people. The aspect of passing through the fire is one used by these pagans for child sacrifice.