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LEVITICUS, 9
Aaron offers sacrifices

    9:1 And on the eighth day Moses sent for Aaron and his sons and the responsible men of Israel ; 2 And he said to Aaron, Take a young ox for a sin-offering and a male sheep for a burned offering, without a mark, and make an offering of them before the Lord. 3 And say to the children of Israel : Take a he-goat for a sin-offering, and a young ox and a lamb, in their first year, without any mark on them, for a burned offering ; 4 And an ox and a male sheep for peace-offerings, to be put to death before the Lord ; and a meal offering mixed with oil : for this day you are to see the Lord. 5 And they took the things ordered by Moses, before the Tent of meeting, and all the people came near, waiting before the Lord. 6 And Moses said, This is what the Lord has said you are to do ; and you will see the glory of the Lord. 7 And Moses said to Aaron, Come near to the altar and make your sin-offering and your burned offering to take away your sin and the sin of the people, and make the people's offering to take away their sin ; as the Lord has given orders.
    9:8 So Aaron came near to the altar and put to death the ox for the sin-offering for himself ; 9 And the sons of Aaron gave him the blood and he put his finger in the blood and put it on the horns of the altar, draining out the blood at the base of the altar ; 10 But the fat and the kidneys and the fat on the liver of the sin-offering were burned by him on the altar as the Lord gave orders to Moses. 11 And the flesh and the skin were burned with fire outside the tent-circle;
    9:12 And he put to death the burned offering ; and Aaron's sons gave him the blood and he put some of it on and round the altar; 13 And they gave him the parts of the burned offering, in their order, and the head, to be burned on the altar. 14 And the inside parts and the legs, when they had been washed with water, were burned on the burned offering on the altar.
    9:15 And he made an offering for the people and took the goat of the sin-offering for the people and put it to death, offering it for sin, in the same way as the first. 16 And he took the burned offering, offering it in the ordered way ; 17 And he put the meal offering before the Lord, and taking some of it in his hand he had it burned on the altar, separately from the burned offering of the morning.
    9:18 And he put to death the ox and the sheep, which were the peace-offerings for the people ; and Aaron's sons gave him the blood and he put some of it on and round the altar ; 19 And as for the fat of the ox and the fat tail of the sheep and the fat covering the inside parts and the kidneys and the fat on the liver ; 20 They put the fat on the breasts, and the fat was burned on the altar. 21 And Aaron took the breasts and the right leg, waving them for a wave offering before the Lord, as Moses gave orders.
    9:22 And Aaron, lifting up his hands to the people, gave them a blessing; and he came down from offering the sin-offering, and the burned offering, and the peace-offerings. 23 And Moses and Aaron went into the Tent of meeting, and came out and gave the people a blessing, and the glory of the Lord was seen by all the people. 24 And fire came out from before the Lord, burning up the offering on the altar and the fat : and when all the people saw it, they gave a loud cry, falling down on their faces.

LEVITICUS, 10
Goat offering

    10:1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their vessels and put fire in them and perfume, burning strange fire before the Lord, which he had not given them orders to do. 2 And fire came out from before the Lord, burning them up and causing their destruction before the Lord. 3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is what the Lord said, I will be holy in the eyes of all those who come near to me, and I will be honoured before all the people. And Aaron said nothing.
    10:4 And Moses sent for Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel, the brother of Aaron's father, and said to them, Come near and take your brothers away from before the holy place, outside the tent-circle. 5 So they came and took them, in their coats, outside the tent-circle, as Moses had said. 6 And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons, Do not let your hair be loose, and give no signs of grief ; so that death may not overtake you, and his wrath come on all the people ; but let there be weeping among your brothers and all the house of Israel for this burning of the Lord's fire. 7 And do not go out from the door of the Tent of meeting, or death will come to you; for the holy oil of the Lord is on you. And they did as Moses said.
    10:8 And the Lord said to Aaron : 9 Take no wine, or strong drink, you or your sons with you, when you go into the Tent of meeting, that it may not be the cause of death to you; this is an order for ever through all your generations. 10 And make a division between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean ; 11 Teaching the children of Israel all the laws which the Lord has given them by the hand of Moses.
    10:12 And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons who were still living, Take the rest of the meal offering from the offerings of the Lord made by fire, and take it for your food, without leaven, at the side of the altar, for it is most holy. 13 It is to be for your food in a holy place, because it is your right and your sons' right, from the offerings of the Lord made by fire : for so am I ordered. 14 And the breast which is waved and the leg which is lifted up on high, you are to take as your food in a clean place ; you and your sons and your daughters with you : for they are given to you as your right and your sons' right, from the peace-offerings of the children of Israel. 15 Let them take the breast which is waved and the leg which is lifted up on high, with the fat of the burned offering, to be waved for a wave offering before the Lord ; and this will be for you and for your sons with you, for a right for ever, as the Lord has given orders.
    10:16 And Moses was looking for the goat of the sin-offering, but it was burned ; and he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron, who were still living, saying, 17 Why did you not make a meal of the sin-offering in the holy place ? For it is most holy and he has given it to you, so that the sin of the people may be put on it, to take away their sin before the Lord. 18 See, its blood was not taken into the holy place : certainly it was right for you to have taken it as food in the holy place, as I gave orders. 19 And Aaron said to Moses, You have seen that today they have made their sin-offering and their burned offering before the Lord, and such things as these have come on me. If I had taken the sin-offering as food today, would it have been pleasing to the Lord ? 20 And after hearing this, Moses was no longer angry.

LEVITICUS, 11
Unclean animals

    11:1 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 2 Say to the children of Israel : These are the living things which you may have for food among all the beasts on the earth. 3 You may have as food any beast which has a division in the horn of its foot, and whose food comes back into its mouth to be crushed again. 4 But, at the same time, of those beasts, you may not take for food the camel, because its food comes back but the horn of its foot is not parted in two; it is unclean to you. 5 And the rock-i>badger, for the same reason, is unclean to you. 6 And the hare, because the horn of its foot is not parted in two, is unclean to you. 7 And the pig is unclean to you, because though the horn of its foot is parted, its food does not come back. 8 Their flesh may not be used for food, and their dead bodies may not even be touched ; they are unclean to you.
    11:9 These you may have for food of all things living in the water : anything living in the water, in the seas or rivers, which has special parts for swimming and skin formed of thin plates, may be used for food. 10 All other things living and moving in the water, in the sea or in the rivers, are a disgusting thing to you ; 11 They may not be used for food, and their dead bodies are disgusting to you. 12 Anything in the water which has no special parts for swimming and no thin plates on its skin is disgusting to you.
    11:13 And among birds these are to be disgusting to you, and not to be used for food : the eagle and the gier-eagle and the ospray ; 14 And the kite and the falcon, and birds of that sort ; 15 Every raven, and birds of that sort ; 16 And the ostrich and the night-hawk and the sea-hawk, and birds of that sort ; 17 And the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl ; 18 And the water-hen and the pelican and the vulture ; 19 The stork and the heron, and birds of that sort, and the hoopoe and the bat.
    11:20 Every winged four-footed thing which goes on the earth is disgusting to you ; 21 But of the winged four-footed things, those which have long legs for jumping on the earth you may have for food ; 22 Such as all the different sorts of locust. 23 But all other winged four-footed things which go on the earth are disgusting to you.
    11:24 By these you will be made unclean ; anyone touching their dead bodies will be unclean till evening : 25 Whoever takes away the dead body of one of them is to have his clothing washed, and will be unclean till evening. 26 Every beast, in the horn of whose foot there is not a complete division, and whose food does not come back, is unclean to you: anyone touching one of these will be unclean. 27 Any four-footed beast which goes on the ball of its foot, is unclean to you : anyone touching the dead body of one of these will be unclean till evening. 28 Anyone who takes away the dead body of one of these is to have his clothing washed and be unclean till evening.
    11:29 And these are unclean to you among things which go low down on the earth ; the weasel and the mouse and the great lizard, and animals of that sort ; 30 And the ferret and the land crocodile and the lizard and the sand-lizard and the chameleon. 31 All these are unclean to you : anyone touching them when they are dead will be unclean till evening. 32 The dead body of any of these, falling on anything, will make that thing unclean ; if it is any vessel of wood, or clothing, or skin, or bag, whatever it is, if it is used for any purpose, it will have to be put into water, and will be unclean till evening ; after that it will be clean. 33 And if one of them gets into any vessel of earth, whatever is in the vessel will be unclean and the vessel will have to be broken. 34 Any food in it, and anything on which water from it comes, will be unclean: any drink taken from such a vessel will be unclean. 35 Any part of the dead body of one of these, falling on anything, will make it unclean ; if it is an oven or a cooking-pot it will have to be broken : they are unclean and will be unclean to you. 36 But at the same time a fountain or a place where water is stored for use will be clean ; but anyone touching their dead bodies will be unclean. 37 If any part of the dead body of one of these gets on to any seed for planting, it is clean ; 38 But if water is put on the seed, and any part of the dead body gets on to it, it will be unclean to you.
    11:39 And if any beast which may be used for food comes to a natural death, anyone touching its dead body will be unclean till evening. 40 And he who makes use of any part of its body for food is to have his clothing washed and be unclean till evening ; and anyone taking away its body is to have his clothing washed and be unclean till evening.
    11:41 Everything which goes flat on its body on the earth is disgusting, and is not to be used for food. 42 Whatever goes on its stomach or on four feet or has a great number of feet, even all those going flat on the earth, may not be used for food, for they are disgusting. 43 You are not to make yourselves disgusting with anything which goes about flat on the earth ; you may not make yourselves unclean with them, in such a way that you are not holy to me. 44 For I am the Lord your God: for this reason, make and keep yourselves holy, for I am holy; you are not to make yourselves unclean with any sort of thing which goes about flat on the earth. 45 For I am the Lord, who took you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God ; so be you holy, for I am holy.
    11:46 This is the law about beasts and birds and every living thing moving in the waters, and every living thing which goes flat on the earth : 47 Marking out the unclean from the clean, and the living thing which may be used for food from that which may not.

LEVITICUS, 12
Uncleanliness caused by childbirth

    12:1 And the Lord said to Moses, 2 Say to the children of Israel, If a woman is with child and gives birth to a male child, she will be unclean for seven days, as when she is unwell. 3 And on the eighth day let him be given circumcision. 4 And she will be unclean for thirty-three days till the flow of her blood is stopped; no holy thing may be touched by her, and she may not come into the holy place, till the days for making her clean are ended. 5 But if she gives birth to a female child, then she will be unclean for two weeks, as when she is unwell; and she will not be completely clean for sixty-six days.
    12:6 And when the days are ended for making her clean for a son or a daughter, let her take to the priest at the door of the Tent of meeting, a lamb of the first year for a burned offering and a young pigeon or a dove for a sin-offering : 7 And the priest is to make an offering of it before the Lord and take away her sin, and she will be made clean from the flow of her blood. This is the law for a woman who gives birth to a male or a female. 8 And if she has not money enough for a lamb, then let her take two doves or two young pigeons, one for a burned offering and the other for a sin-offering, and the priest will take away her sin and she will be clean.

LEVITICUS, 13
Unclean diseases

    13:1 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 2 If a man has on his skin a growth or a mark or a white place, and it becomes the disease of a leper, let him be taken to Aaron the priest, or to one of the priests, his sons ; 3 And if, when the priest sees the mark on his skin, the hair on the place is turned white and the mark seems to go deeper than the skin, it is the mark of a leper : and the priest, after looking at him, will say that he is unclean. 4 But if the mark on his skin is white, and does not seem to go deeper than the skin, and the hair on it is not turned white, then the priest will keep him shut up for seven days ; 5 And the priest is to see him on the seventh day ; and if, in his opinion, the place on his skin has not become worse and is not increased in size, then the priest will keep him shut up for seven days more : 6 And the priest is to see him again on the seventh day ; and if the mark is less bright and is not increased on his skin, then let the priest say that he is clean : it is only a skin-mark, and after his clothing has been washed he will be clean. 7 But if the size of the mark on his skin is increased after he has been seen by the priest, let him go to the priest again : 8 And if, after looking at him, he sees that the mark is increased in his skin, let the priest say that he is unclean ; he is a leper.
    13:9 When the disease of a leper is seen on a man, let him be taken to the priest ; 10 And if the priest sees that there is a white growth on the skin, and the hair is turned white, and there is diseased flesh in the growth, 11 It is an old disease in the skin of his flesh, and the priest will say that he is unclean ; he will not have to be shut up, for he is clearly unclean. 12 And if the disease comes out all over his skin, from his head to his feet, as far as the priest is able to see, 13 And if the priest sees that all his flesh is covered with the leper's disease, the priest will say that he is clean : it is all turned white, he is clean. 14 But whenever diseased flesh is seen on him, he will be unclean. 15 And when the priest sees the diseased flesh he will say that he is unclean ; the diseased flesh is unclean, he is a leper. 16 Or if the diseased flesh is turned again and changed to white then he is to come to the priest, 17 And the priest will see him : and if the place is turned white, then the priest will say that he is free from the disease.
    13:18 And if a bad place has come out on the skin and is well again, 19 And on the same place there is a white growth of a bright mark, red and white, then let the priest see it ; 20 And after looking at it, if it seems to go deeper than the skin, and the hair on it is turned white, then the priest will say that the man is unclean : it is the leper's disease, it has come out in the bad place. 21 But if, after looking at it, he sees that there are no white hairs on it, and it is not deeper than the skin, and it is not very bright, then let the priest keep him shut up for seven days : 22 And if it is increasing on the skin, the priest will say that he is unclean : it is a disease. 23 But if the bright mark keeps in the same place and gets no greater, it is the mark of the old wound, and the priest will say that he is clean.
    13:24 Or if there is a burn on the skin of the flesh, and if the diseased flesh in the burn becomes a bright place, red and white or white, 25 The priest is to see it : and if the hair on the bright place is turned white and it seems to go deeper than the skin, he is a leper : it has come out in the burn, and the priest will say that he is unclean : it is the leper's disease. 26 But if, after looking at it, the priest sees that there is no white hair on the bright place, and it is not deeper than the skin, and is not very bright, then let the priest keep him shut up for seven days: 27 And the priest is to see him again on the seventh day ; if it is increased in the skin, then the priest will say that he is unclean: it is the leper's disease. 28 And if the bright place keeps the same size and gets no greater on the skin, but is less bright, it is the effect of the burn, and the priest will say that he is clean : it is the mark of the burn.
    13:29 And when a man or a woman has a disease on the head, or in the hair of the chin, 30 Then the priest is to see the diseased place : and if it seems to go deeper than the skin, and if there is thin yellow hair in it, then the priest will say that he is unclean : he has the mark of the leper's disease on his head or in the hair of his chin. 31 And after looking at the diseased place, if it does not seem to go deeper than the skin, and there is no black hair in it, then the priest will have him shut up for seven days : 32 And on the seventh day the priest will see the place : and if it is not increased, and there is no yellow hair in it, and it does not seem to go deeper than the skin, 33 Then his hair is to be cut off, but not on the diseased place, and he is to be shut up for seven days more : 34 And on the seventh day the priest will see the place : and if it is not increased, and does not seem to go deeper than the skin, the priest will say that he is clean : and after his clothing has been washed he will be clean. 35 But if the disease in his skin becomes worse after he has been made clean, 36 Then the priest is to see him : and if the mark is increased, the priest, without looking for the yellow hair, will say that he is unclean. 37 But if, in his opinion, the growth is stopped, and black hair has come up on it, the disease has gone; he is clean and the priest will say that he is clean.
    13:38 And if a man or a woman has bright marks on the skin of their flesh, that is, bright white marks, 39 Then the priest is to see them : and if the white marks on their skin are not very bright, it is a skin disease which has come out on the skin ; he is clean.
    13:40 And if a man's hair has come out and he has no hair, still he is clean. 41 And if the hair has gone from the front part of his head, so that he has no hair there, still he is clean. 42 But if, on his head or on his brow, where he has no hair, there is a red and white place, it is the disease of the leper coming out on his head or on his brow. 43 Then if the priest sees that the growth of the disease has become red and white on his head or on his brow where there is no hair, like the mark in the skin of a leper ; 44 He is a leper and unclean ; the priest is to say that he is most certainly unclean : the disease is in his head.
    13:45 And the leper who has the disease on him is to go about with signs of grief, with his hair loose and his mouth covered, crying, Unclean, unclean. 46 While the disease is on him, he will be unclean. He is unclean : let him keep by himself, living outside the tent-circle.
    13:47 And any clothing of wool or of linen in which is the mark of the disease; 48 If it is in the threads of the linen or of the wool, or in leather, or in anything made of skin; 49 If there are red or green marks on the clothing, or on the leather, or in the threads of the cloth, or in anything made of skin, it is the leper's disease: let the priest see it. 50 And after it has been seen by the priest, the thing which is so marked is to be shut up for seven days: 51 And he is to see the mark on the seventh day ; if the mark is increased in the clothing, or in the threads of the material, or in the leather, whatever the leather is used for, it is the disease biting into it : it is unclean. 52 And the clothing, or the wool or linen material, or anything of leather in which is the disease, is to be burned : for the disease is biting into it ; let it be burned in the fire.
    13:53 And if the priest sees that the mark is not increased in the clothing or in any part of the material or in the leather, 54 Then the priest will give orders for the thing on which the mark is, to be washed, and to be shut up for seven days more : 55 And if, after the mark has been washed, the priest sees that the colour of it is not changed and it is not increased, it is to be burned in the fire : the disease is working in it, though the damage may be inside or outside.
    13:56 And if the priest sees that the mark is less bright after the washing, then let him have it cut out of the clothing or the leather or from the threads of the material : 57 And if the mark is still seen in the clothing or in the threads of the material or in the leather, it is the disease coming out : the thing in which the disease is will have to be burned with fire. 58 And the material of the clothing, or anything of skin, which has been washed, if the mark has gone out of it, let it be washed a second time and it will be clean.
    13:59 This is the law about the leper's disease in the thread of wool or linen material, in clothing or in anything of skin, saying how it is to be judged clean or unclean.

LEVITICUS, 14
Cleansing of diseases

    14:1 And the Lord said to Moses, 2 This is the law of the leper on the day when he is made clean : he is to be taken to the priest ; 3 And the priest is to go outside the tent-circle ; and if, after looking, the priest sees that the mark of the disease has gone from him, 4 Then the priest is to give orders to take, for him who is to be made clean, two living clean birds and some cedar wood and red thread and hyssop. 5 And the priest will give orders for one of the birds to be put to death in a vessel made of earth, over flowing water. 6 And he will take the living bird and the wood and the red thread and the hyssop and put them in the blood of the bird which was put to death over flowing water. 7 And shaking it seven times over the man who is to be made clean, he will say that he is clean and will let the living bird go free into the open country. 8 And he who is to be made clean will have his clothing washed and his hair cut and have a bath, and he will be clean. And after that he will come back to the tent-circle; but he is to keep outside his tent for seven days. 9 And on the seventh day he is to have all the hair cut off his head and his chin and over his eyes -- all his hair is to be cut off -- and he will have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and he will be clean.
    14:10 And on the eighth day let him take two male lambs, without any marks on them, and one female lamb of the first year, without a mark, and three tenth parts of an ephah of the best meal, mixed with oil, and one log of oil. 11 And the priest who is making him clean will put the man who is being made clean, together with these things, before the door of the Tent of meeting. 12 And the priest is to take one of the male lambs and give it as an offering for wrongdoing, and the log of oil, waving them for a wave offering before the Lord ; 13 And he is to put the male lamb to death in the place where they put to death the sin-offering and the burned offering, in the holy place ; for as the sin-offering is the property of the priest, so is the offering for wrongdoing : it is most holy. 14 And let the priest take some of the blood of the offering for wrongdoing and put it on the point of the right ear of him who is to be made clean, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot ; 15 And take some of the oil and put it in the hollow of his left hand ; 16 And let the priest put his right finger in the oil which is in his left hand, shaking it out with his finger seven times before the Lord ; 17 And of the rest of the oil which is in his hand, the priest will put some on the point of the right ear of the man who is to be made clean, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot, over the blood of the offering for wrongdoing; 18 And the rest of the oil in the priest's hand he will put on the head of him who is to be made clean ; and so the priest will make him free from sin before the Lord. 19 And the priest will give the sin-offering, and take away the sin of him who is to be made clean from his unclean condition ; and after that he will put the burned offering to death. 20 And the priest is to have the burned offering and the meal offering burned on the altar ; and the priest will take away his sin and he will be clean.
    14:21 And if he is poor and not able to get so much, then he may take one male lamb as an offering for wrongdoing, to be waved to take away his sin, and one tenth part of an ephah of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering, and a log of oil ; 22 And two doves or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get ; and one will be for a sin-offering and the other for a burned offering. 23 And on the eighth day he will take them to the priest, to the door of the Tent of meeting before the Lord, so that he may be made clean. 24 And the priest will take the lamb of the offering for wrongdoing and the oil, waving them for a wave offering before the Lord ; 25 And he will put to death the lamb of the offering for wrongdoing and the priest will take some of the blood of the offering for wrongdoing and put it on the point of the right ear of him who is to be made clean, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot ; 26 And the priest will put out some of the oil in the hollow of his left hand, 27 Shaking out drops of oil with his right finger before the Lord seven times : 28 And the priest will put some of the oil which is in his hand on the point of the ear of the man who is to be made clean and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot, on the place where the blood of the offering for wrongdoing was put ; 29 And the rest of the oil which is in the priest's hand he will put on the head of him who is to be made clean, to take away his sin before the Lord. 30 And he will make an offering of one of the doves or the young pigeons, such as he is able to get ; 31 And of these, he will give one for a sin-offering and one for a burned offering, with the meal offering; and the priest will take away the sin of him who is to be made clean before the Lord. 32 This is the law for the man who has the disease of the leper on him, and who is not able to get that which is necessary for making himself clean.
    14:33 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 34 When you have come into the land of Canaan which I will give you for your heritage, if I put the leper's disease on a house in the land of your heritage, 35 Then let the owner of the house come and say to the priest, It seems to me that there is a sort of leper's disease in the house. 36 And the priest will give orders for everything to be taken out of the house, before he goes in to see the disease, so that the things in the house may not become unclean; and then the priest is to go in to see the house; 37 And if he sees that the walls of the house are marked with hollows of green and red, and if it seems to go deeper than the face of the wall ; 38 Then the priest will go out of the door of the house, and keep the house shut up for seven days : 39 And the priest is to come again on the seventh day and have a look and see if the marks on the walls of the house are increased in size; 40 Then the priest will give orders to them to take out the stones in which the disease is seen, and put them out into an unclean place outside the town : 41 And he will have the house rubbed all over inside, and the paste which is rubbed off will be put out into an unclean place outside the town : 42 And they will take other stones and put them in place of those stones, and he will take other paste and put it on the walls of the house.
    14:43 And if the disease comes out again in the house after he has taken out the stones and after the walls have been rubbed and the new paste put on, 44 Then the priest will come and see it ; and if the disease in the house is increased in size, it is the leper's disease working out in the house : it is unclean. 45 And the house will have to be pulled down, the stones of it and the wood and the paste; and everything is to be taken out to an unclean place outside the town. 46 And, in addition, anyone who goes into the house at any time, while it is shut up, will be unclean till evening. 47 And anyone who has been sleeping in the house will have to have his clothing washed ; and anyone who takes food in that house will have to have his clothing washed.
    14:48 And if the priest comes in, and sees that the disease is not increased after the new paste has been put on the house, then the priest will say that the house is clean, because the disease is gone. 49 And in order to make the house clean, let him take two birds and cedar-wood and red thread and hyssop ; 50 And put one of the birds to death in a vessel of earth over flowing water ; 51 And take the cedar-wood and the hyssop and the red thread and the living bird and put them in the blood of the dead bird and in the flowing water, shaking it over the house seven times. 52 And he will make the house clean with the blood of the bird and the flowing water and with the living bird and with the cedar-wood and the hyssop and the red thread. 53 But he will let the living bird go out of the town into the open country ; so he will take away sin from the house and it will be clean.
    14:54 This is the law for all signs of the leper's disease and for skin diseases ; 55 And for signs of disease in clothing, or in a house ; 56 And for a growth or a bad place or a bright mark on the skin ; 57 To make clear when it is unclean and when it is clean : this is the law about the disease of the leper

LEVITICUS, 15
Unclean discharges

    15:1 And the Lord said to Moses and to Aaron, 2 Say to the children of Israel : If a man has an unclean flow from his flesh, it will make him unclean. 3 If the flow goes on or if the part is stopped up, to keep back the flow, he is still unclean. 4 Every bed on which he has been resting will be unclean, and everything on which he has been seated will be unclean. 5 And anyone touching his bed is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening. 6 And he who has been seated on anything on which the unclean man has been seated is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening. 7 And anyone touching the flesh of the unclean man is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening. 8 And if liquid from the mouth of the unclean man comes on to him who is clean, then he is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening. 9 And any leather seat on a horse on which the unclean man has been seated will be unclean. 10 And anyone touching anything which was under him will be unclean till the evening ; anyone taking up any of these things is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening. 11 And anyone on whom the unclean man puts his hands, without washing them in water, is to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening. 12 And any vessel of earth which has been touched by the unclean man will have to be broken and any vessel of wood washed.
    15:13 And when a man who has a flow from his body is made clean from it, he is to take seven days to make himself clean, washing his clothing and bathing his body in flowing water, and then he will be clean. 14 And on the eighth day he is to take two doves or two young pigeons and come before the Lord to the door of the Tent of meeting and give them to the priest : 15 And they are to be offered by the priest, one for a sin-offering and one for a burned offering, and the priest will take away his sin before the Lord on account of his flow.
    15:16 And if a man's seed goes out from him, then all his body will have to be bathed in water and he will be unclean till evening. 17 And any clothing or skin on which the seed comes is to be washed with water and be unclean till evening. 18 And if a man has sex relations with a woman and his seed goes out from him, the two of them will have to be bathed in water and will be unclean till evening.
    15:19 And if a woman has a flow of blood from her body, she will have to be kept separate for seven days, and anyone touching her will be unclean till evening. 20 And everything on which she has been resting, while she is kept separate, will be unclean, and everything on which she has been seated will be unclean. 21 And anyone touching her bed will have to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening. 22 And anyone touching anything on which she has been seated will have to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening. 23 Anyone touching anything on the bed or on the thing on which she has been seated, will be unclean till evening. 24 And if any man has sex relations with her so that her blood comes on him, he will be unclean for seven days and every bed on which he has been resting will be unclean.
    15:25 And if a woman has a flow of blood for a long time, not at the time when she generally has it, or if the flow goes on longer than the normal time, she will be unclean while the flow of blood goes on, as she is at other normal times. 26 Every bed on which she has been resting will be unclean, as at the times when she normally has a flow of blood, and everything on which she has been seated will be unclean, in the same way. 27 And anyone touching these things will be unclean, and his clothing will have to be washed and his body bathed in water and he will be unclean till evening. 28 But when her flow of blood is stopped, after seven days she will be clean. 29 And on the eighth day let her get two doves or two young pigeons and take them to the priest to the door of the Tent of meeting, 30 To be offered by the priest, one for a sin-offering and one for a burned offering ; and the priest will take away her sin before the Lord on account of her unclean condition.
    15:31 In this way may the children of Israel be made free from all sorts of unclean conditions, so that death may not overtake them when they are unclean and when they make unclean my holy place which is among them.
    15:32 This is the law for the man who has a flow from his body, or whose seed goes from him so that he is unclean ; 33 And for her who has a flow of blood, and for any man or woman who has an unclean flow, and for him who has sex relations with a woman when she is unclean.

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