- Kill and burn a red cow; make holy water from its ashes to wash away sin.
I think this cow qualifies
Find an unblemished, spotless red cow that has never pulled a plow.
- How to get clean after touching a dead body, bone, grave, unclean person, or water of separation If you touch a dead body, you will be unclean for seven days.
And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke. Numbers 19:1-6Give the red cow to a priest, who will kill it, dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle the blood seven times in front of the tabernacle.
And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face: And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times. Numbers 19:3-4Burn the dead cow's body in the sight of the priest, including the skin, flesh, blood, and dung.
And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn: Numbers 19:5Throw some cedar wood, hyssop, and scarlet onto the burning cow.
And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer. Numbers 19:6Then the priest must wash his clothes and take a bath. He will be unclean until the evening. Likewise for the person who burned the cow.
Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even. And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even. Numbers 19:8-9Have a clean man collect the ashes and put them in a clean place. The ashes will be used to make "a water of separation" that will wash away sin.
And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin. Numbers 19:9The clean man that gathered the ashes must wash his clothes. He will be unclean until the evening.
And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even. Numbers 19:10aThis is a statute for ever and for everyone, Israelites and strangers.
It shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever. Numbers 19:10b
He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days. Numbers 19:11But if you wash yourself on the third and seventh days with the holy water made from the red cow's ashes, then you'll be clean.
He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean. Numbers 19:12aIf you don't wash yourself with the cow-ash water on the third and seventh days, you won't be clean.
But if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean. Numbers 19:12bIf you touch the dead body of a dead man, and don't purify yourself according to the above instructions, you'll be cut off and unclean.
Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the Lord; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him. Numbers 19:13If a man dies in a tent, whoever enters the tent is unclean for seven days. And any open containers are also unclean.
This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days. And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean. Numbers 19:14-15If you touch the dead body of someone who was killed with a sword, or any other dead body, or a human bone, or a grave, then you'll be unclean for seven days.
And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days. Numbers 19:16If you are unclean, get some of the red cow ashes and mix them with water. Have a clean person take some hyssop, dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent, the open containers, and any people that were around a dead man, or who touched a dead person, bone or grave.
And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel: And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave: Numbers 19:17-18Have the clean person sprinkle you on the third and seventh day. Then wash your clothes and take a bath. You'll be clean that evening.
And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even. Numbers 19:19If you don't get clean, though, you'll be unclean and cut off from your people.
But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself,that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the LORD: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean. Numbers 19:20This is a perpetual statute.
And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even. Numbers 19:21aThe person that sprinkles the water of separation must wash his clothes. And whoever touches the water of separation will be unclean until evening.
He that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even. Numbers 19:Whoever touches the unclean person is unclean until evening.
And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even. Numbers 19:22