Numbers 19:2-9

NSB(i) 2 »This is a requirement of the law Jehovah has commanded: ‘Tell the Israelites to bring you a red cow that is perfect, with no defects. Also, it must never have worn a yoke. 3 »‘Give it to Eleazar the priest. It must be taken outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence. 4 »‘Eleazar the priest will take some of the blood with his finger and sprinkle it seven times toward the front of the tent of meeting. 5 »‘Then the entire cow, the skin, meat, blood, and excrement, will be burned while he watches. 6 »‘The priest will take some cedar wood, a hyssop sprig, and some red yarn and throw them onto the burning cow. 7 »‘The priest must then wash his clothes and his body. After that, he may go into the camp. But he will be unclean until evening. 8 »‘The person who burned the calf must also wash his clothes and his body. He will be unclean until evening. 9 »‘A man who is clean will collect the ashes from the cow and put them in a clean place outside the camp. They will be kept by the congregation of Israel and used in the water that takes away uncleanness. The cow is an offering for sin.