Revised Standard Version
Now the LORD said to Moses and to Aaron,
"This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded: Tell the people of Israel to bring you a red heifer without defect, in which there is no blemish, and upon which a yoke has never come.
And you shall give her to Elea'zar the priest, and she shall be taken outside the camp and slaughtered before him;
and Elea'zar the priest shall take some of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle some of her blood toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times.
And the heifer shall be burned in his sight; her skin, her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall be burned;
and the priest shall take cedarwood and hyssop and scarlet stuff, and cast them into the midst of the burning of the heifer.
Then the priest shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterwards he shall come into the camp; and the priest shall be unclean until evening.
He who burns the heifer shall wash his clothes in water and bathe his body in water, and shall be unclean until evening.
And a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and deposit them outside the camp in a clean place; and they shall be kept for the congregation of the people of Israel for the water for impurity, for the removal of sin.
And he who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until evening. And this shall be to the people of Israel, and to the stranger who sojourns among them, a perpetual statute.
"He who touches the dead body of any person shall be unclean seven days;