The water of separation made of ashes of a red heifer.
Numbers 19:1 And the Lord spake vnto Moses and Aaron saynge: Numbers 19:2 this is the ordinaunce of the lawe whiche the Lorde commaundeth sayinge, speake vnto the chyldren of Israell and let them take the a redde kowe wythout spotte wherin is no blemish and whyche neuer bare yocke vpon hyr. Numbers 19:3 And ye shal gyue hyr vnto Eliazar the priest and he shall bryng hyr wythout the host and cause hyr to be slayne before hym. Numbers 19:4 And Eliazar the Prieste shall take of hyr bloud vpon his finger, & sprynkle it strayght toward the tabernacle of witnes .vij. times. And he shall cause the kowe to be burnt in hys syght: Numbers 19:5 both skinne flesh and bloud, with the doung also. Numbers 19:6 And let the priest take Cedar wodd, and Isope and purple cloth, and cast it vpon the kowe as she burneth. Numbers 19:7 And let the priest wash hys clothes and bath his flesh in water, & then come into the host, & the prieste shalbe vncleane vnto the euen. Numbers 19:8 And he that burneth hyr, shall wash hys clothes in water & bath hys flesh also in water and be vncleane vntil euen. Numbers 19:9 And one that is cleane shall goo and take vp the ashes of the kowe, and put them wythout the host in a cleane place, where they shall be kepte to make sprinkelynge water for the multitude of the children of Israel: for it is a synoffering Numbers 19:10 And let hym that gathered the ashes of the kowe wash his clothes, & remaine vncleane vntyll euen. And thys shall be vnto the children of Israell and vnto the straunger that dwelleth amonge them, a maner for euer.
The law for the use of it in purification of the unclean.
Numbers 19:11 He that toucheth any dead person, shall be vncleane .vij. dayes. Numbers 19:12 And he shal purify him selfe wyth the ashes the thyrd daye and then he shall be cleane the seuenth day. And if he purify not hym selfe the thyrde daye, then the seueuth daye, he shal not be cleane. Numbers 19:13 Whosoeuer toucheth any person that dyeth & sprinkeleth not hym self, defileth the dwelling of the Lord: & therfore that soul shalbe roted out of Israel, bicause he hath not sprynkled the sprinkelynge water vpon hym he shal be vncleane, and hys vncleannesse shal raygne vpon hym. Numbers 19:14 This is the lawe of the man that dyeth in a tent: al that come into the tente and all that is in the tent, shalbe vnclene .vij. dayes. Numbers 19:15 And al the vessels that be open which haue no lid nor coueryng vpon them, are vncleane. Numbers 19:16 And whasoeuer toucheth one that is slayne wyth a swerde in the feldes, or a dead person, or a bone of a deade man, or a graue: shall be vncleane .vij. dayes. Numbers 19:17 And they shall take for an vncleane person of the burnt ashes of the synofferynge, & put runnynge water therto into a vessel, Numbers 19:18 And a cleane person shal take Isope & dippe it in the water, and sprinkle it vpon þe tente & vpon al the vessels & on the soules that were there, & vpon hym that toucheth a bone or a slaine person or a dead body or a graue. Numbers 19:19 And the cleane person shal sprinkle vpon the vncleane the thyrde daye and the seuenth daye. And the seuenth day he shall purify him selfe and washe hys clothes and bathe hym selfe in water, and shalbe cleane at euen. Numbers 19:20 If any be vncleane & sprinkle not him selfe the same soule shalbe destroied from among the congregation: for he hath defiled þe holy place of the Lorde & is not sprinkeled wyth sprynling water, therfore is he vncleane. And this shalbe a perpetual lawe vnto them. And he that sprynkeleth the sprinkelyng water, shal wash his clothes. Numbers 19:21 And he that toucheth the sprynklyng water shall be vncleane vntyll euen. Numbers 19:22 And whatsoeuer the vncleane person toucheth, shal be vncleane. And the soule that toucheth it shal be vncleane vntil the euen.