Numbers 19:1-22, NLT
The Water of Purification
1The Lord said to Moses and Aaron,
7“Then the priest must wash his clothes and bathe himself in water. Afterward he may return to the camp, though he will remain ceremonially unclean until evening.
11“All those who touch a dead human body will be ceremonially unclean for seven days.
14“This is the ritual law that applies when someone dies inside a tent: All those who enter that tent and those who were inside when the death occurred will be ceremonially unclean for seven days.
17“To remove the defilement, put some of the ashes from the burnt purification offering in a jar, and pour fresh water over them.
20“But those who become defiled and do not purify themselves will be cut off from the community, for they have defiled the sanctuary of the Lord. Since the water of purification has not been sprinkled on them, they remain defiled.