“Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, ‘When any man—any man—has a discharge from his body, because of his discharge he is unclean. Bible see other translations

“has a discharge from his body.” This is often assumed to be a discharge from the penis, but the text is not sufficiently clear to make that assertion (cp. Lev. 15:7). The context changes in Leviticus 15:16, and that is about emission of semen from the penis.

Commentary for: Leviticus 15:2