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{Numbers 5:2} Command 6680 z8761 x853 the children 1121 of Israel, 3478 that they put out 7971 z8762 of x4480 the camp 4264 every x3605 leper, 6879 z8803 and every one x3605 that hath an issue, 2100 z8802 and whosoever x3605 is defiled 2931 by the dead: 5315
put out of the camp:
The camp of Israel being now formed, with the sanctuary of God in the centre, orders were given that the lepers and unclean persons should be excluded from the camp, according to the laws given at different times on these subjects. (See the marginal references.) This expulsion was founded:
1. On a purely physical reason; for the diseases were contagious, and therefore there was a necessity of putting those afflicted with them apart, that the infection might not be communicated.
2. There was also a spiritual reason. The camp was the habitation of God; and therefore, in honour of Him who had thus condescended to dwell with them, nothing impure should be permitted to remain.
3. Further, there was a typical reason; for the camp was the emblem of the church, where nothing that is defiled should enter, and in which nothing that is unholy should be tolerated. "And the LORDª saidª° unto¹ Moses,ª If her fatherª had but²° spitª° in her face,ª should she not¹ be ashamedª° sevenª days?ª let her be shut²° out²¹ from¹¹ the campª sevenª days,ª and after² that¹ let her be received²° in¹ [again]." {Num 12:14} + "All¹ the daysª wherein¹ the plagueª [shall be] in him he shall be defiled;ª° he¹ [is] unclean:ª he shall dwellª° alone;ª withoutª¹ the campª [shall] his habitationª [be]." {Lev 13:46} + "Take heedª° in the plagueª of leprosy,ª that thou observeª° diligently,ª and doª° according to all¹ that¹ the priestsª the Levitesª shall teachª° you: as¹ I commandedª° them, [so] ye shall observeª° to do.ª° ... Rememberª°¹ what¹ the LORDª thy Godª didª° unto Miriamª by the way,ª after that ye were come forthª° out of Egypt.ª¹" {Deu 24:8-9} + "And there were¹ fourª leprousª° men²¹ at the entering inª of the gate:ª and they saidª° oneª to¹ another,ª Why¹ sitª° we¹ here¹ until¹ we die?ª°" {2Kg 7:3}
and every:
"Speakª° unto¹ the childrenª of Israel,ª and sayª° unto¹ them, When¹ any² manª hath¹ a running issueª° out of his flesh,ª¹ [because of] his issueª he¹ [is] unclean.ª ... And whosoever¹ touchethª° those things shall be unclean,ª° and shall washª° his clothes,ª and batheª° [himself] in water,ª and be uncleanª° until¹ the even.ª" {Lev 15:2-27}
and whosoever:
"And there were¹ certain men,²¹ who¹ were¹ defiledª by the dead bodyª of a man,ª that they couldª° not¹ keepª° the passoverª on that¹ day:ª and they cameª° beforeª Mosesª and beforeª Aaronª on that¹ day:ª ... Speakª° unto¹ the childrenª of Israel,ª saying,ª° If¹ any² manª of you or¹ of your posterityª shall be¹ uncleanª by reason of a dead body,ª or¹ [be] in a journeyª afar off,ª yet he shall keepª° the passoverª unto the LORD.ª" {Num 9:6-10} + "He that touchethª° the deadª° bodyª of any¹ manª shall be uncleanª° sevenª days.ª ... And whosoever¹¹ touchethª° one that is slainª with a swordª in¹ the openª fields,ª or¹ a dead body,ª° or¹ a boneª of a man,ª or¹ a grave,ª shall be uncleanª° sevenª days.ª" {Num 19:11-16} + "And do ye¹ abideª° withoutª¹ the campª sevenª days:ª whosoever¹ hath killedª° any person,ª and whosoever¹ hath touchedª° any slain,ª purifyª° [both] yourselves¹ and your captivesª on the thirdª day,ª and on the seventhª day.ª" {Num 31:19} + "And the LORDª saidª° unto¹ Moses,ª Speakª° unto¹ the priestsª the sonsª of Aaron,ª and sayª° unto¹ them, There shall none¹ be defiledª° for the deadª among his people:ª" {Lev 21:1}

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