(19:2) This is the decree of the Torah [that] God has commanded, saying: Speak to the children of Israel and have them bring you a red cow, complete, which is without blemish, and which has never had a yoke on it.
complete Complete in its redness. But perhaps the verse means that the cow should be complete in the sense of being free from blemishes? This cannot be, for the verse continues, “which is without blemish.” Thus, “complete” does not refer to the cow but to its redness; in fact, if it has two or more hairs that are not red, the cow is invalid (Parah 2:5) (Sifrei Zuta).
(19:14) This is the Torah: When a man dies in the tent—anything that comes into the tent or was originally in the tent shall be unclean for seven days.
When a man dies in the tent Resh Lakish said: From where do we know that the words of Torah remain firmly rooted in a person and his descendants only if he makes sacrifices for it? Because it says “This is the Torah, when a man dies in the tent, ” meaning, he mortifies himself and does not overindulge in worldly pleasures (Berachot 63b).