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Leviticus 11:36 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Nevertheless a fountain or a pit wherein is a gathering of water shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcass shall be unclean.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Nevertheless a fountain or pit, [wherein there is] plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase shall be unclean.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘Nevertheless a spring or a cistern collecting water shall be clean, though the one who touches their carcass shall be unclean.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Nevertheless, a fountain or pit, [in which there is] plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcass shall be unclean.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Nevertheless, a spring or a well, a quantity of water, shall be clean. But he that toucheth their carcase shall be unclean.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Notwithstanding, a fountain or cistern wherein is a gathering of waters, shall be clean,—but, he that toucheth the carcase of them, shall be unclean.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Only—a fountain or pit, a collection of water, is clean, but that which is coming against their carcase is unclean;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But fountains and cisterns, and all gatherings together of waters shall be clean. He that toucheth their carcasses shall be defiled.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Neuerthelesse, a fountaine or pit, [wherein] there is plenty of water, shalbe cleane: but that which toucheth their carkasse shalbe vncleane.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Only [if the water be] of fountains of water, or a pool, or confluence of water, it shall be clean; but he that touches their carcases shall be unclean.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Nevertheless a fountain or pit, [wherein there is] plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase shall be unclean.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Nevertheless x389
(0389) Complement
אַךְ
'ak
{ak}
Akin to H0403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only.
a fountain 4599
{4599} Prime
מַעְיָן
ma`yan
{mah-yawn'}
From H5869 (as a denominative in the sense of a spring); a fountain (also collectively), figuratively a source (of satisfaction).
or pit, 953
{0953} Prime
בּוֹר
bowr
{bore}
From H0952 (in the sense of H0877); a pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or prison).
[wherein there is] plenty 4723
{4723} Prime
מִקְוֶה
miqveh
{mik-veh'}
From H6960; something waited for, that is, confidence (objectively or subjectively); also a collection, that is, (of water) a pond, or (of men and horses) a caravan or drove.
of water, 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
clean: 2889
{2889} Prime
טָהוֹר
tahowr
{taw-hore'}
From H2891; pure (in a physical, chemical, ceremonial or moral sense).
but that which toucheth 5060
{5060} Prime
נגע
naga`
{naw-gah'}
A primitive root; properly to touch, that is, lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication to reach (figuratively to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
their carcase 5038
{5038} Prime
נְבֵלָה
n@belah
{neb-ay-law'}
From H5034; a flabby thing, that is, a carcase or carrion (human or bestial, often collective); figuratively an idol.
shall be unclean. 2930
{2930} Prime
טָמֵא
tame'
{taw-may'}
A primitive root; to be foul, especially in a ceremonial or moral sense (contaminated).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Leviticus 11:20-42.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Leviticus 11:36

Of this no reason can be given, but the will of the law — giver and his merciful condescension to men's necessities, water being scarce in those countries; and for the same reason God would have the ceremonial law of sacrifices, give place to the law of mercy.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Leviticus 11:36

Nevertheless a fountain or pit, [wherein there is] plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which (k) toucheth their carcase shall be unclean.

(k) So much of the water as touched it.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
a fountain:

Zechariah 13:1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

wherein there is plenty of water:
Heb. a gathering together of waters
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