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Leviticus 14:1-57

14  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 2  “These shall be the instructions for the man who has had leprosy, on the day that he is declared clean: he shall be brought to the priest, 3*  and the priest shall go outside the camp, and the priest shall see and find that the leprosy-canker has healed out of the leprous man; 4  and the priest shall give orders, and they shall take for the man who is having himself purified two live clean birds, and cedarwood and scarlet stuff and marjoram; 5  and the priest shall give orders, and they shall cut the throat of one bird and let the blood run into an earthen dish over living water. 6  And he shall take the live bird, it and the cedarwood and the scarlet and the marjoram, and dip them and the live bird in the blood of the slaughtered bird over the living water, 7  and sprinkle it on the man who is having himself purified from the leprosy seven times and purify him, and let the live bird go over the fields. 8  And the man who is having himself purified shall wash his clothes and shave off all his hair and bathe in water and be clean; and afterward he shall come into the camp, but shall stay outside his tent seven days. 9  And on the seventh day he shall shave off all his hair, his head and his beard and his eyebrows and shave off all his hair, and wash his clothes and bathe in water and be clean. 10*  “And on the eighth day he shall take two faultless sheep and one faultless ewe lamb of the same year and three tenths of a bushel of farina as grain-offering, stirred up with oil, and one pint of oil; 11  and the priest who does the purifying shall have the man who is having himself purified, and these, stand before Jehovah at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 12  And the priest shall take one sheep and present it for an indemnity, and the pint of oil, and shall wave them as a wave-offering before Jehovah; 13*  and they shall slaughter the sheep at the place where they slaughter the sin-offering and the burnt-offering, in the place for sacred things, because the indemnity, like the sin-offering, belongs to the priest: it is holiest of the holy. 14  And the priest shall take some of the blood of the indemnity, and the priest shall put it on the lobe of the right ear of the man who is having himself purified and on his right thumb and on his right great toe. 15  And the priest shall take some of the pint of oil and pour it into the priest’s left hand, 16*  and the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil in his left hand and sprinkle some of the oil with his finger seven times before Jehovah; 17  and some of the rest of the oil in his hand the priest shall put on the lobe of the right ear of the man who is having himself purified and on his right thumb and on his right great toe, on the blood of the indemnity; 18  and what is left of the oil in his hand the priest shall put on the head of the man who is having himself purified, and the priest shall purge him before Jehovah. 19  And the priest shall do the sin-offering and purge the man who is having himself purified from his uncleanness; and afterward he shall slaughter the burnt-offering, 20  and the priest shall offer the burnt-offering and the grain-offering at the altar; and the priest shall purge him and he shall be clean. 21  “And if he is a poor man and cannot afford expense, he shall take one sheep as indemnity, for a wave-offering to purge him, and one tenth of a bushel of farina stirred up with oil for a grain-offering, and a pint of oil, 22  and two turtledoves or two squabs, what he can afford, one to be sin-offering and one burnt-offering; 23  and on the eighth day of his purification he shall bring them to the priest at the door of the Tent of Meeting before Jehovah. 24  And the priest shall take the indemnity sheep and the pint of oil, and the priest shall wave them as a wave-offering before Jehovah; 25  and they shall slaughter the indemnity sheep, and the priest shall take some of the blood of the indemnity and put it on the lobe of the right ear of the man who is having himself purified and on his right thumb and on his right great toe; 26  and some of the oil the priest shall put in the priest’s left hand, 27*  and the priest shall sprinkle some of the oil in his left hand with his right finger seven times before Jehovah, 28  and the priest shall put some of the oil in his hand on the lobe of the right ear of the man who is having himself purified and on his right thumb and on his right great toe, on the place where the blood of the indemnity is; 29  and what is left of the oil in the priest’s hand he shall put on the head of the man who is having himself purified to purge him before Jehovah. 30  And he shall do one of the two turtledoves or squabs, what he could afford, 31  one as sin-offering and one as burnt-offering on the grain-offering, and the priest shall purge the man who is having himself purified before Jehovah. 32  These are the instructions for one who has a leprosy-canker in him who cannot afford expense at his being declared clean.” 33  And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying 34  “When you come into the country of Canaan that I am giving you for your property, and I put a leprosy-canker in a house of your property-country, 35*  and the one the house belongs to comes and reports to the priest ‘I have something like a canker showing in my house,’ 36  and the priest gives orders and they clear out the house before the priest goes in to see the canker, not to have everything in the house be unclean, and after that the priest goes in to see the house 37  and sees the canker and finds that the canker is in the walls of the house, greenish or reddish eatings that look lower than the wall, 38  and the priest goes out of the house to the house door and quarantines the house for seven days, 39  and the priest comes back on the seventh day and sees, and finds that the canker has spread in the walls of the house, 40  the priest shall give orders and they shall pry out the stones that have the canker in them and throw them in an unclean place outside the city; 41  and they shall scrape the house all over inside and pour out the earth they scrape off in an unclean place outside the city, 42  and they shall take other stones and put them in instead of the stones, and take other earth and plaster the house. 43  And if the canker breaks out again in the house after the prying out of the stones and the scraping and plastering of the house, 44*  and the priest comes and sees and finds that the canker has spread in the house, it is a septic leprosy in the house, it is unclean, 45  and they shall pull down the house, its stones and its woodwork and all the earth of the house, and take it out to an unclean place outside the city. 46  And one who enters the house during all the time it is quarantined shall be unclean till evening; 47  and one who lies down in the house shall wash his clothes; and one who eats in the house shall wash his clothes. 48  “And if the priest shall go in and see and find that the canker has not spread in the house after the plastering of the house, the priest shall declare the house clean, because the canker is disinfected; 49  and to clear away sin from the house they shall take two birds and cedarwood and scarlet stuff and marjoram, 50  and cut the throat of one bird and let the blood run into an earthen dish over living water, 51  and he shall take the cedarwood and the marjoram and the scarlet and the live bird and dip them into the blood of the slaughtered bird and into the living water and sprinkle the house seven times 52  and clear away sin from the house with the bird’s blood and the living water and the live bird and the cedarwood and the marjoram and the scarlet, 53  and let the live bird go outside the city over the fields, and purge the house, and it shall be clean. 54  “These are the instructions for every leprosy-canker, and for scaldhead, 55  and for leprosy of clothing, and for a house, 56  and for a swelling, and for an eruption, and for a bright spot, 57  to instruct on the day of being made unclean and on the day of being made clean. These are the instructions for leprosy.”

Footnotes

14:3-4 Or and when the priest sees, if he finds . . . man, the priest shall give
14:10 Var. faultless yearling sheep
14:13 Var. the indemnity and the sin-offering are alike, it is holiest of the holy for the priest
14:16 Or right forefinger
14:27 Or right forefinger
14:35-39 Or property-country, the one the house belongs to shall come . . . the priest shall give orders and they shall clear . . . after that the priest shall go in to see the house, and when he sees the canker, if he finds . . . wall, the priest shall go . . . quarantine . . . and when the priest . . . sees, if he finds
14:44 Or house, the priest shall come and see, and if he finds