Contents Calendar Find Reference
Torah 
Navigating the Bible
Exodus Yitro
Genesis
Exodus
  Shemot
  VaEra
  Bo
  BeShalach
  Yitro
  Mishpatim
  Terumah
  Tetsaveh
  Ki Tisa
  VaYakhel
  Pekudey
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
First Reading, Second Reading, Third Reading, Fourth Reading, Fifth Reading, Sixth Reading, Seventh Reading, Last Reading

Yitro

  
BackForward
 19:9
 19:10
19:9 God said to Moses, 'I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that all the people will hear when I speak to you. They will then believe in you forever.'

Moses told God the people's response [to that].
Vayomer Adonay el-Moshe hineh anochi ba eleycha be'av he'anan ba'avur yishma ha'am bedabri imach vegam-becha ya'aminu le'olam vayaged Moshe et-divrey ha'am el-Adonay.

19:10 God said to Moses, 'Go to the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow. Let them [even] immerse their clothing.
Vayomer Adonay el-Moshe lech el-ha'am vekidashtam hayom umachar vechibesu simlotam.



Commentary:

people's response...
  (Rashi).

even
  They must also immerse their bodies (Mekhilta; Ramban; Chizzkuni; cf. Leviticus 17:16). See Exodus 19:14. Along with circumcision (Exodus 12:48), this was part of the conversion process through which the Israelites entered the covenant of the Torah (Yevamoth 46b).

immerse
  In Torah law, 'washing' always denotes immersion in a mikvah or other natural body of water (cf. 2 Kings 5:10,14).





Copyright © 2000 World ORT
Notice: This computer program is protected by copyright law and international treaties. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this program, or any portion of it, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law.