Leviticus 15:16-17

Last week’s crazy Bible verse focused on God’s wrath when a man spilled semen on the ground.  This week I’m sticking with the same theme of semen.

“When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening.  Any clothing or leather that has semen on it must be washed with water, and it will be unclean till evening.” – Leviticus 15:16-17

God has some very strict rules when it comes to semen.  If you masturbate, or have sex, and a bit of semen gets on you, you must bathe.  Okay, that makes sense.  Good hygiene is important, especially when it comes to semen.  However, after the bath, the man is clean.  That’s the point of the bath.  God, however, says that the man is unclean until evening.  So despite taking a bath, the man is still unclean, but in the evening, he suddenly becomes clean.  Interesting.  Crazy, but interesting.

As for the second statement, the same craziness holds.  Yes, any clothing with semen on it should be washed, but after it is washed the clothing is clean.  The act of washing does the cleaning, not the tick of the clock toward evening.  There’s also a loophole in the second sentence that every man should know.  If you want to avoid getting semen on your clothes, don’t wear clothes when you masturbate or have sex.  Duh.  🙂

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