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Leviticus 13:1-59

13  And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying 2**  “When a man has a swelling or eruption or bright spot come in his skin, and it becomes in his skin a leprosy canker, and it is brought to Priest Aaron or to one of the priests his sons 3*  and the priest sees the canker in the skin, and hair in the canker has turned white and the canker looks deeper than the skin, it is a leprosy canker; and the priest, seeing it, shall declare him unclean. 4***  And if it is a white bright spot in his skin and does not look deeper than the skin and its hair has not turned white, and the priest quarantines the case seven days, 5**  and the priest sees him on the seventh day and finds that the canker has kept its color, the canker has not spread in the skin, and the priest quarantines him a second time seven days, 6  and the priest sees him on the seventh day a second time and finds that the canker has grown dimmer and the canker has not spread in the skin, the priest shall declare him clean; it is an eruption; and he shall wash his clothes and be clean. 7*  But if the eruption shall spread in the skin after it has been exhibited to the priest for declaring clean, and it is exhibited to the priest a second time, 8  and the priest sees it and finds the eruption has spread in the skin, the priest shall declare him unclean; it is leprosy. 9*  “And when a leprosy canker comes in a man and is brought to the priest, 10*  and the priest sees it and finds there is a white swelling in the skin and it has turned hair white, and there is a show of raw flesh in the swelling, 11**  it is chronic leprosy in his skin, and the priest shall declare him unclean; he shall not quarantine him, because he is unclean. 12  But if the leprosy makes progress in the skin, and the leprosy covers all the skin of the case from head to foot as far as the priest’s eyes see, 13  and the priest sees and finds that the leprosy has covered all his flesh, he shall declare the case clean; he has all turned white, he is clean. 14  But on the day that raw flesh makes its appearance on him he shall become unclean, 15  and the priest shall see the raw flesh and declare him unclean; the raw flesh is unclean, it is leprosy. 16  When the raw flesh turns white again, however, and he comes to the priest 17  and the priest sees him and finds that the canker has turned white, the priest shall declare the case clean; he is clean. 18*  “And when flesh has in its skin an ulcer and it is healed, 19**  and on the place where the ulcer was there comes a white swelling or a reddish-white bright spot, and it is exhibited to the priest, 20*  and the priest sees it and finds that it looks lower than the skin and its hair has turned white, the priest shall declare him unclean; it is a leprosy canker cropping out in the ulcer. 21  But if the priest sees it and finds that there is no white hair in it and it is not lower than the skin and it has grown dimmer, the priest shall quarantine him seven days; 22  and if it spreads in the skin, the priest shall declare him unclean; it is a canker; 23*  but if the bright spot stands still where it was, has not spread, it is the scar of the ulcer, and the priest shall declare him clean. 24  “Or when flesh has in its skin a burn, and the place where the burn heals becomes a reddish-white or white bright spot, 25*  and the priest sees it and finds that hair has turned white in the bright spot and it looks deeper than the skin, it is leprosy cropping out in the burn, and the priest shall declare him unclean; it is a leprosy canker. 26*  But if the priest sees it and finds that there is no white hair in the bright spot and it is not lower than the skin and it has grown dimmer, and the priest quarantines him seven days, 27  and the priest sees him on the seventh day, if it spreads in the skin the priest shall declare him unclean; it is a leprosy canker; 28  but if the bright spot stands still where it was, has not spread in the skin, and has grown dimmer, it is the swelling of the healed spot, and the priest shall declare him clean, because it is the scar of the burn. 29  “And when a man or woman has a canker come in his hair or beard, 30*  and the priest sees the canker and finds that it looks deeper than the skin and that it has thin yellow hair in it, the priest shall declare him unclean; it is scaldhead, it is a leprosy of his head or beard. 31*  And when the priest sees the scaldhead-canker and finds it does not look deeper than the skin and it has no black hair in it, and the priest quarantines the case of scaldhead seven days, 32  and the priest sees the canker on the seventh day and finds that the scaldhead has not spread and no yellow hair has come in it, and the scaldhead does not look deeper than the skin, 33*  and the man shaves but does not shave the scaldhead, and the priest quarantines the case a second time seven days, 34  and the priest sees the scaldhead on the seventh day and finds that the scaldhead has not spread in the skin and it does not look deeper than the skin, the priest shall declare him clean, and he shall wash his clothes and be clean. 35  But if the scaldhead spreads in the skin after he is declared clean, 36*  and the priest sees him and finds that the scaldhead has spread in the skin, the priest shall not look for the yellow hair; he is unclean. 37*  But if the scaldhead has kept its color, and black hair has sprouted in it, the scaldhead has healed: he is clean, and the priest shall declare him clean. 38*  “And when a man or woman has bright spots come in his skin, white bright spots, 39*  and the priest sees him and finds that there are dull white bright spots in his skin, it is bohak that has come out in the skin, he is clean. 40  “And if a man’s head loses its hair, he is bald; he is clean. 41  And if his head loses its hair on the front side, he is forehead-bald; he is clean. 42  But when there comes in his bald crown or forehead a reddish-white canker, it is an outcropping leprosy in his bald crown or forehead; 43*  and the priest shall see it and find that the swelling of the canker is reddish-white in his bald crown or forehead, looking like leprosy of the skin of fleshy parts. 44  He is a leprous man; he is unclean; the priest shall declare him unclean; he has his canker in his head. 45  “And the leprous man who has the canker in him shall wear his clothes torn and his head disheveled and a covering over his mustache, and call out “Unclean, unclean!” 46  Throughout the time that he has the canker in him he shall be unclean; unclean he is; he shall live by himself, his quarter shall be outside the camp. 47  “And when clothing gets a canker of leprosy in it, in woolen clothing or in linen clothing, 48  or in warp or in weft, be it linen or wool, or in leather or anything into which leather enters, 49  and the canker is greenish or reddish in the clothing or the warp or the weft or any article of leather, it is a leprosy-canker; it shall be shown to the priest, 50  and the priest shall see the canker and quarantine the case seven days 51*  and on the seventh day see the canker to have spread in the clothing or the warp or the weft or the leather, whatever work leather is made into: the canker is a septic leprosy, it is unclean, 52  and he shall burn the clothing or the warp or the weft in wool or in linen, or any article of leather, in which the canker comes, because it is a septic leprosy which is to be burned up. 53  And if the priest sees it and finds that the canker has not spread in the clothing or the warp or the weft or any article of leather, 54*  and the priest gives orders and they wash what has the canker in it and he quarantines it a second time seven days, 55  and the priest sees it after the washing of the canker and finds that the canker has not turned color and the canker has not spread, it is unclean; you shall burn it up; it is a corrosion on the bald front or the bald back. 56*  And if the priest sees it and finds that the canker has grown dimmer after its washing, he shall tear it out of the clothing or the leather or the warp or the weft; 57  and if it appears again in the clothing or warp or weft or any article of leather, it is the outcropping kind: you shall burn up what has the canker in it. 58  And the clothing or warp or weft or any article of leather that you wash and the canker comes out of them shall be washed a second time and be clean. 59  These are the instructions for the leprosy-canker of woolen or linen clothing or warp or weft or any article of leather, for declaring it clean or unclean.”

Footnotes

13:2 Lit. in the skin of his flesh . . . in the skin of his flesh
13:2-3 Or canker, it shall be brought . . . and if the priest
13:3 Lit. the skin of the flesh . . . the skin of the flesh
13:4 Lit. in the skin of his flesh
13:4 Var.* and a hair
13:4-5 Or white, the priest shall quarantine the case seven days, and if the priest
13:5 Or that the canker seems to him to have come to a standstill, the
13:5-6 Or skin, the priest shall quarantine . . . and if the priest sees
13:7-8 Or clean, it shall be exhibited . . . and when the priest sees
13:9-10 Or man, it shall be brought to the priest, and if the priest
13:10 Lit. there is a raw spot of raw flesh
13:11 Or dormant leprosy
13:11 Lit. in the skin of his flesh
13:18 Or boil
13:19 Or boil
13:19-20 Or spot, it shall be exhibited to the priest, and if the priest
13:20 Or boil
13:23 Or boil
13:25 Or spot, the priest shall see it, and if he finds
13:26-27 Or dimmer, the priest shall quarantine him seven days, and when the
13:30 Or beard, the priest shall see the canker, and if he finds
13:31-34 Or it, the priest shall quarantine . . . and if the priest sees . . . skin, the man shall shave but shall not shave the scaldhead, and the priest shall quarantine . . . and when the priest sees . . . day, if he finds
13:33 Lit. and he shaves (or shall shave)
13:36 Or clean, the priest shall see him, and if he finds
13:37 Or if it seems to him the scaldhead has come to a standstill, and black
13:38-39 Lit. in the skin of their flesh . . . sees them . . . spots in the skin of their flesh
13:39 Or spots, the priest shall see him, and if he finds
13:43 Or see it, and if he finds . . . parts, he is
13:51 Or and if on the seventh day he sees . . . into, the
13:54-55 Or leather, the priest shall give orders and they shall wash . . . he shall quarantine . . . and when the priest sees . . . of the canker, if he finds
13:56 Or cut it out