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 23:12
 23:13
 23:14
23:12 Toward evening he must immerse in a mikvah, and then, when the sun sets, he can enter the camp.
Vehayah lifnot-erev yirchats bamayim uchevo hashemesh yavo el-toch hamachaneh.
23:13 You must designate a place outside the camp to use as a lavatory.
Veyad tiheyeh lecha michuts lamachaneh veyatsata shamah chuts.
23:14 You must also keep a spike with your weapons, so that when you have to sit down to relieve yourself, you will first dig a hole with it, and then sit down, [and finally,] cover your excrement.
Veyated tihyeh lecha al-azenecha vehayah beshivtecha chuts vechafartah vah veshavta vechisita et-tse'atecha.



Commentary:

immerse in a mikvah
  Ibid.

lavatory
  Even to urinate (Berakhoth 25a).

spike
  Yathed in Hebrew. Or, 'trowel' (Septuagint).

weapons
  (Sifri) Azen in Hebrew. Some say that it was worn to the left (Lekach Tov).





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