“And it shall be a statute forever for them. The one who sprinkles the water for impurity shall wash his clothes, and the one who touches the water for impurity shall be unclean until evening.”
The one who sprinkles the water for impurity: who sprinkles the water for impurity on others (who does not touch the water; who only preaches to others, and has nothing to do with the word).
“Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.”
“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice.”
Shall wash his clothes: shall wash his deeds (He who has nothing to do with the Lord is still under the law, and he shall wash his deeds according to the law; he who has a share with the Lord is under grace, and he is no longer enslaved to sin, but as instruments for righteousness).
“Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.”
1 John 3:7
“It was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.”
And the one who touches the water for impurity: Anyone who touches the water (word) by himself.
Touch H5060: lay the hand upon for any purpose.
“…Jesus answered him, ‘If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.’”
“For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.”
“For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.”
Shall be unclean until evening: at evening he shall be clean.
Shall be unclean: Seeing self as unclean, like a maggot like a worm, like a dead person.
“And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:”
“I am gone like a shadow at evening; I am shaken off like a locust.”
“How much less man, who is a maggot, and the son of man, who is a worm!”
“O LORD, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him?”
“Therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.””
“Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?”
“So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
“I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.”
Song of Solomon 1:5
“But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,”
“When the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell with it.”
“On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” … And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
John 20:19, 22
“But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’”