||'We are ritually unclean as a result of contact with the dead,' the men said to [Moses]. 'But why should we lose out and not be able to present God's offering at the right time, along with the other Israelites?'
Vayomru ha'anashim hahemah elav anachnu tme'im lenefesh adam lamah nigara levilti hakriv et-korban Adonay bemo'ado betoch beney Yisra'el.
||'Wait here,' replied Moses. 'I will hear what orders God gives regarding your case.'
Vayomer alehem Moshe imdu ve'eshme'ah mah-yetsaveh Adonay lachem.
||God spoke to Moses, telling him to
Vayedaber Adonay el-Moshe lemor.