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Leviticus 13
New Living Translation

Serious Skin Diseases

13The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,H3068H1696H4872H175H559 2"If anyone has a swelling or a rash or discolored skin that might develop into a serious skin disease, that person must be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons.H120H5785H1320H7613H5597H934H5785H1320H5061H6883H935H175H3548H259H1121H3548 3The priest will examine the affected area of the skin. If the hair in the affected area has turned white and the problem appears to be more than skin-deep, it is a serious skin disease, and the priest who examines it must pronounce the person ceremonially unclean.H3548H7200H5061H5785H1320H8181H5061H2015H3836H5061H4758H6013H5785H1320H5061H6883H3548H7200H2930 4"But if the affected area of the skin is only a white discoloration and does not appear to be more than skin-deep, and if the hair on the spot has not turned white, the priest will quarantine the person for seven days.H934H3836H5785H1320H4758H6013H5785H8181H2015H3836H3548H5462H5061H7651H3117 5On the seventh day the priest will make another examination. If he finds the affected area has not changed and the problem has not spread on the skin, the priest will quarantine the person for seven more days.H3548H7200H7637H3117H5061H5869H5975H5061H6581H5785H3548H5462H7651H3117H8145 6On the seventh day the priest will make another examination. If he finds the affected area has faded and has not spread, the priest will pronounce the person ceremonially clean. It was only a rash. The person's clothing must be washed, and the person will be ceremonially clean.H3548H7200H8145H7637H3117H5061H3544H5061H6581H5785H3548H2891H4556H3526H899H2891 7But if the rash continues to spread after the person has been examined by the priest and has been pronounced clean, the infected person must return to be examined again.H4556H6581H6581H5785H310H7200H3548H2893H7200H3548H8145 8If the priest finds that the rash has spread, he must pronounce the person ceremonially unclean, for it is indeed a skin disease.H3548H7200H4556H6581H5785H3548H2930H6883 9"Anyone who develops a serious skin disease must go to the priest for an examination.H5061H6883H120H935H3548 10If the priest finds a white swelling on the skin, and some hair on the spot has turned white, and there is an open sore in the affected area,H3548H7200H7613H3836H5785H2015H8181H3836H4241H2416H1320H7613 11it is a chronic skin disease, and the priest must pronounce the person ceremonially unclean. In such cases the person need not be quarantined, for it is obvious that the skin is defiled by the disease.H3462H6883H5785H1320H3548H2930H5462H2931 12"Now suppose the disease has spread all over the person's skin, covering the body from head to foot.H6883H6524H6524H5785H6883H3680H5785H5061H7218H7272H3548H4758H5869 13When the priest examines the infected person and finds that the disease covers the entire body, he will pronounce the person ceremonially clean. Since the skin has turned completely white, the person is clean.H3548H7200H6883H3680H1320H2891H5061H2015H3836H2889 14But if any open sores appear, the infected person will be pronounced ceremonially unclean.H3117H2416H1320H7200H2930 15The priest must make this pronouncement as soon as he sees an open sore, since open sores indicate the presence of a skin disease.H3548H7200H2416H1320H2930H2416H1320H2931H6883 16However, if the open sores heal and turn white like the rest of the skin, the person must return to the priestH2416H1320H7725H2015H3836H935H3548 17for another examination. If the affected areas have indeed turned white, the priest will then pronounce the person ceremonially clean by declaring, 'You are clean!'H3548H7200H5061H2015H3836H3548H2891H5061H2889 18"If anyone has a boil on the skin that has started to heal,H1320H3588H5785H7822H7495 19but a white swelling or a reddish white spot develops in its place, that person must go to the priest to be examined.H4725H7822H3836H7613H934H3836H125H7200H3548 20If the priest examines it and finds it to be more than skin-deep, and if the hair in the affected area has turned white, the priest must pronounce the person ceremonially unclean. The boil has become a serious skin disease.H3548H7200H4758H8217H5785H8181H2015H3836H3548H2930H5061H6883H6524H7822 21But if the priest finds no white hair on the affected area and the problem appears to be no more than skin-deep and has faded, the priest must quarantine the person for seven days.H3548H7200H3836H8181H8217H5785H3544H3548H5462H7651H3117 22If during that time the affected area spreads on the skin, the priest must pronounce the person ceremonially unclean, because it is a serious disease.H6581H6581H5785H3548H2930H5061 23But if the area grows no larger and does not spread, it is merely the scar from the boil, and the priest will pronounce the person ceremonially clean.H934H5975H6581H6867H7822H3548H2891 24"If anyone has suffered a burn on the skin and the burned area changes color, becoming either reddish white or shiny white,H1320H5785H784H4348H4241H4348H3836H934H125H3836 25the priest must examine it. If he finds that the hair in the affected area has turned white and the problem appears to be more than skin-deep, a skin disease has broken out in the burn. The priest must then pronounce the person ceremonially unclean, for it is clearly a serious skin disease.H3548H7200H8181H934H2015H3836H4758H6013H5785H6883H6524H4348H3548H2930H5061H6883 26But if the priest finds no white hair on the affected area and the problem appears to be no more than skin-deep and has faded, the priest must quarantine the infected person for seven days.H3548H7200H3836H8181H934H8217H5785H3544H3548H5462H7651H3117 27On the seventh day the priest must examine the person again. If the affected area has spread on the skin, the priest must pronounce that person ceremonially unclean, for it is clearly a serious skin disease.H3548H7200H7637H3117H6581H6581H5785H3548H2930H5061H6883 28But if the affected area has not changed or spread on the skin and has faded, it is simply a swelling from the burn. The priest will then pronounce the person ceremonially clean, for it is only the scar from the burn.H934H934H5975H6581H5785H3544H7613H4348H3548H2891H6867H4348 29"If anyone, either a man or woman, has a sore on the head or chin,H376H802H5061H7218H2206 30the priest must examine it. If he finds it is more than skin-deep and has fine yellow hair on it, the priest must pronounce the person ceremonially unclean. It is a scabby sore of the head or chin.H3548H7200H5061H4758H6013H5785H6669H1851H8181H3548H2930H5424H6883H7218H2206 31If the priest examines the scabby sore and finds that it is only skin-deep but there is no black hair on it, he must quarantine the person for seven days.H3548H7200H5061H5424H4758H6013H5785H7838H8181H3548H5462H5061H5424H7651H3117 32On the seventh day the priest must examine the sore again. If he finds that the scabby sore has not spread, and there is no yellow hair on it, and it appears to be only skin-deep,H7637H3117H3548H7200H5061H5424H6581H6669H8181H5424H4758H6013H5785 33the person must shave off all hair except the hair on the affected area. Then the priest must quarantine the person for another seven days.H1548H5424H1548H3548H5462H5424H7651H3117H8145 34On the seventh day he will examine the sore again. If it has not spread and appears to be no more than skin-deep, the priest will pronounce the person ceremonially clean. The person's clothing must be washed, and the person will be ceremonially clean.H7637H3117H3548H7200H5424H5424H6581H5785H4758H6013H5785H3548H2891H3526H899H2891 35But if the scabby sore begins to spread after the person is pronounced clean,H5424H6581H6581H5785H310H2893 36the priest must do another examination. If he finds that the sore has spread, the priest does not need to look for yellow hair. The infected person is ceremonially unclean.H3548H7200H5424H6581H5785H3548H1239H6669H8181H2931 37But if the color of the scabby sore does not change and black hair has grown on it, it has healed. The priest will then pronounce the person ceremonially clean.H5424H5869H5975H7838H8181H6779H5424H7495H2889H3548H2891 38"If anyone, either a man or woman, has shiny white patches on the skin,H376H802H5785H1320H934H3836H934 39the priest must examine the affected area. If he finds that the shiny patches are only pale white, this is a harmless skin rash, and the person is ceremonially clean.H3548H7200H934H5785H1320H3544H3836H933H6524H5785H2889 40"If a man loses his hair and his head becomes bald, he is still ceremonially clean.H376H3588H4803H7218H7142H2889 41And if he loses hair on his forehead, he simply has a bald forehead; he is still clean.H4803H6285H7218H6440H1371H2889 42However, if a reddish white sore appears on the bald area at the top or back of his head, this is a skin disease.H7146H1372H3836H125H5061H6883H6524H7146H1372 43The priest must examine him, and if he finds swelling around the reddish white sore anywhere on the man's head and it looks like a skin disease,H3548H7200H7613H5061H3836H125H7146H1372H6883H4758H5785H1320 44the man is indeed infected with a skin disease and is unclean. The priest must pronounce him ceremonially unclean because of the sore on his head.H6879H376H2931H3548H2930H2930H5061H7218 45"Those who suffer from a serious skin disease must tear their clothing and leave their hair uncombed. They must cover their mouth and call out, 'Unclean! Unclean!'H6879H5061H899H6533H7218H6544H5844H8222H7121H2931H2931 46As long as the serious disease lasts, they will be ceremonially unclean. They must live in isolation in their place outside the camp.H3117H5061H2930H2931H3427H910H2351H4264H4186

Treatment of Contaminated Clothing

47"Now suppose mildew contaminates some woolen or linen clothing,H899H5061H6883H6785H899H6593H899 48woolen or linen fabric, the hide of an animal, or anything made of leather.H8359H6154H6593H6785H5785H4399H5785 49If the contaminated area in the clothing, the animal hide, the fabric, or the leather article has turned greenish or reddish, it is contaminated with mildew and must be shown to the priest.H5061H3422H125H899H5785H176H8359H6154H3627H5785H5061H6883H7200H3548 50After examining the affected spot, the priest will put the article in quarantine for seven days.H3548H7200H5061H5462H5061H7651H3117 51On the seventh day the priest must inspect it again. If the contaminated area has spread, the clothing or fabric or leather is clearly contaminated by a serious mildew and is ceremonially unclean.H7200H5061H7637H3117H5061H6581H899H8359H6154H5785H4399H6213H5785H5061H3992H6883H2931 52The priest must burn the item—the clothing, the woolen or linen fabric, or piece of leather—for it has been contaminated by a serious mildew. It must be completely destroyed by fire.H8313H899H8359H6154H6785H6593H3627H5785H5061H3992H6883H8313H784 53"But if the priest examines it and finds that the contaminated area has not spread in the clothing, the fabric, or the leather,H3548H7200H5061H6581H899H176H8359H176H6154H176H3627H5785 54the priest will order the object to be washed and then quarantined for seven more days.H3548H6680H3526H5061H5462H7651H3117H8145 55Then the priest must examine the object again. If he finds that the contaminated area has not changed color after being washed, even if it did not spread, the object is defiled. It must be completely burned up, whether the contaminated spot is on the inside or outside.H3548H7200H5061H310H3526H5061H2015H5869H5061H6581H2931H8313H784H6356H7146H1372 56But if the priest examines it and finds that the contaminated area has faded after being washed, he must cut the spot from the clothing, the fabric, or the leather.H3548H7200H5061H3544H310H3526H7167H899H5785H8359H6154 57If the spot later reappears on the clothing, the fabric, or the leather article, the mildew is clearly spreading, and the contaminated object must be burned up.H7200H5750H899H8359H6154H3627H5785H6524H8313H5061H784 58But if the spot disappears from the clothing, the fabric, or the leather article after it has been washed, it must be washed again; then it will be ceremonially clean.H899H8359H6154H3627H5785H3526H5061H5493H3526H8145H2891 59"These are the instructions for dealing with mildew that contaminates woolen or linen clothing or fabric or anything made of leather. This is how the priest will determine whether these items are ceremonially clean or unclean."H8451H5061H6883H899H6785H6593H8359H6154H3627H5785H2891H2930


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