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Leviticus 15:1-33

15  And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, 2  saying “Tell the sons of Israel ‘When any man has a discharge from his organ, his discharge is unclean. 3  This is the uncleanness he shall have by his discharge: whether his organ oozes his discharge or retains his discharge, he is unclean all the time that his organ discharges or retains his discharge; it is his uncleanness. 4  Every couch that the man with the discharge lies down on shall be unclean, and every article that he sits on shall be unclean; 5  and any man who touches his couch shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean till evening; 6  and he who sits on the article the man with the discharge sits on shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean till evening; 7  and he who touches the flesh of the man with the discharge shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean till evening. 8  And if the man with the discharge spits on a clean man he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean till evening. 9  And any vehicle or saddle that the man with the discharge rides in shall be unclean; 10  and anyone who touches anything that is under him shall be unclean till evening; and he who takes them up shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean till evening. 11  And anyone whom the man with the discharge touches without having rinsed his hands with water shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean till evening. 12**  And an earthen article which the man with the discharge touches shall be smashed; and any wooden article shall be rinsed with water. 13  “‘And when the man with the discharge becomes clean from his discharge, he shall count seven days for his becoming clean, and wash his clothes and bathe his flesh in living water, and be clean. 14  And on the eighth day he shall take two turtledoves or two squabs, and come before Jehovah to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and give them to the priest, 15  and the priest shall do them one as a sin-offering and one as a burnt-offering, and the priest shall purge him from his discharge before Jehovah. 16  “‘And when a man has an emission of semen he shall bathe all his flesh in water and be unclean till evening. 17  And every cloth and every leather on which there is semen shall be washed in water and be unclean till evening. 18  And in the case of a woman with whom a man lies so as to emit semen, they shall bathe in water and be unclean till evening. 19  “‘And when a woman has a discharge, her discharge being blood in her organ, she shall be in her pollution seven days, and anyone who touches her shall be unclean till evening. 20  And everything she lies down on during her pollution shall be unclean, and everything she sits on shall be unclean; 21  and anyone who touches her couch shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean till evening, 22  and anyone who touches any article she sits on shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean till evening, 23  and if he is on a couch or an article on which she sits down while he is in contact with it he shall be unclean till evening. 24  And if a man shall lie with her, her pollution shall be on him, and he shall be unclean seven days and every couch he lies on shall be unclean. 25  “‘And when a woman shall have her discharge of blood for many days out of her periodic time, or when she has a discharge additional to her menstruation, all the time of her unclean discharge shall be like her time of menstruation: she is unclean. 26*  Every couch she lies down on in all the time of her discharge shall be to her like her couch of menstruation, and every article she sits on shall be unclean as with her uncleanness by menstruation, 27  and anyone who touches them shall be unclean and shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean till evening. 28  And if she becomes clean from her discharge, she shall count seven days, and afterward she shall be clean. 29  And on the eighth day she shall take two turtledoves or two squabs and bring them to the priest at the door of the Tent of Meeting, 30  and the priest shall do one as a sin-offering and one as a burnt-offering, and the priest shall purge her from her unclean discharge before Jehovah.’ 31  “And put the sons of Israel on their guard against their uncleanness, so as not to have them die by their uncleanness, by their defiling my tabernacle which is among them.” 32  These are the instructions for the man who has a discharge and him from whom semen comes out so as to cause uncleanness, 33  and her who suffers a menstruation, and the one whose discharge runs, male or female, and the man that lies with the unclean woman.

Footnotes

15:12 Conj. And any earthen
15:12 Var. and a wooden
15:26 Or shall be hers like