Leviticus 14

 

וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר   14:1

Levi. 14:1  And the Lord spoke to Moses saying,

זֹאת תִּהְיֶה תֹּורַת הַמְּצֹרָע בְּיֹום טָהֳרָתֹו וְהוּבָא אֶל־הַכֹּהֵן   14:2

Levi. 14:2  “This shall be the law of the malignant individual in the day of his cleansing and he will be brought to the priest.”

וְיָצָא הַכֹּהֵן אֶל־מִחוּץ לַמַּחֲנֶה וְרָאָה הַכֹּהֵן וְהִנֵּה נִרְפָּא נֶגַע־הַצָּרַעַת מִן־הַצָּרוּעַ   14:3

Levi. 14:3  “Then the priest shall go out to the outskirts of the camp and the priest shall observe and see if the plague of malignancy is healed from the malignant person.”

וְצִוָּה הַכֹּהֵן וְלָקַח לַמִּטַּהֵר שְׁתֵּי־צִפֳּרִים חַיֹּות טְהֹרֹות וְעֵץ אֶרֶז וּשְׁנִי תֹולַעַת וְאֵזֹב   14:4

Levi. 14:4  “Then the priest shall command a messenger and he shall get for the one to be cleansed two clean live birds and cedar wood and scarlet cloth and hyssop.

וְצִוָּה הַכֹּהֵן וְשָׁחַט אֶת־הַצִּפֹּור הָאֶחָת אֶל־כְּלִי־חֶרֶשׂ עַל־מַיִם חַיִּים   14:5

Levi. 14:5  “And the priest shall command, and he shall slaughter one bird in an earthen vessel by living [fresh, clean] water.”

See Gene. 26:19 for my reason for substituting fresh, clean for living.  I will make this substitution wherever the term living water appears (four times more in this chapter, once in Chapter 15, and once in Numb. 19:17).  Many other translations use running water here and in the other occurrences of this term.  But none of them use this translation for the term in Gene. 26:19.

אֶת־הַצִּפֹּר הַחַיָּה יִקַּח אֹתָהּ וְאֶת־עֵץ הָאֶרֶז וְאֶת־שְׁנִי הַתֹּולַעַת וְאֶת־הָאֵזֹב וְטָבַל אֹותָם וְאֵת    14:6

הַצִּפֹּר הַחַיָּה בְּדַם הַצִּפֹּר הַשְּׁחֻטָה עַל הַמַּיִם הַחַיִּים

Levi. 14:6  “He shall take the live bird, it and the cedar wood and the scarlet cloth and the hyssop, and dip them, with the live bird, into the blood of the bird that was slaughtered by the living [fresh, clean] water.”

וְהִזָּה עַל הַמִּטַּהֵר מִן־הַצָּרַעַת שֶׁבַע פְּעָמִים וְטִהֲרֹו וְשִׁלַּח אֶת־הַצִּפֹּר הַחַיָּה עַל־פְּנֵי הַשָּׂדֶה   14:7

Levi. 14:7  “And he shall sprinkle seven times on the one to be cleansed from the malignancy and pronounce him clean; then he shall release the live bird at the edge of the field.”

וְכִבֶּס הַמִּטַּהֵר אֶת־בְּגָדָיו וְגִלַּח אֶת־כָּל־שְׂעָרֹו וְרָחַץ בַּמַּיִם וְטָהֵר וְאַחַר יָבֹוא אֶל־הַמַּחֲנֶה וְיָשַׁב   14:8

מִחוּץ לְאָהֳלֹו שִׁבְעַת יָמִים

Levi. 14:8  “And the one who was cleansed shall wash his clothes and shave off all his hair and bathe himself in water.  Then he will be clean, and then he may come in to the camp.  But he shall dwell outside his tent seven days.”

וְהָיָה בַיֹּום הַשְּׁבִיעִי יְגַלַּח אֶת־כָּל־שְׂעָרֹו אֶת־רֹאשֹׁו וְאֶת־זְקָנֹו וְאֵת גַּבֹּת עֵינָיו וְאֶת־כָּל־שְׂעָרֹו   14:9

יְגַלֵּחַ וְכִבֶּס אֶת־בְּגָדָיו וְרָחַץ אֶת־בְּשָׂרֹו בַּמַּיִם וְטָהֵר

Levi. 14:9  “And it shall be on the seventh day, he shall shave off all his hair, his head and his beard and the brows of his eyes.  So he shall shave off all his hair, and he shall wash his clothes and bathe his flesh in water; then he shall be clean.”                         [Return to Levi. 19:27]

Should we conclude from the wording of this verse that all body hair is to be shaven?  Bible commentators differ on this point.  Some say only visible hair must be shaved.  Others say all hair.  But even if only all visible hair is to be removed, shouldn’t the back of the hands and the arms be shaved as well?  This verse says all the hair – twice -- as does the previous verse, v. 14:8.  I’m inclined to believe that it means what it says.  I’m guessing that the head, face, and eye brows are mentioned specifically because some men might be less inclined to shave their beards and eye brows.  Men who have worn beards all their adult lives might feel more exposed by shaving their faces than any other parts of their body.

וּבַיֹּום הַשְּׁמִינִי יִקַּח שְׁנֵי־כְבָשִׂים תְּמִימִים וְכַבְשָׂה אַחַת בַּת־שְׁנָתָהּ תְּמִימָה וּשְׁלֹשָׁה עֶשְׂרֹנִים   14:10

סֹלֶת מִנְחָה בְּלוּלָה בַשֶּׁמֶן וְלֹג אֶחָד שָׁמֶן

Levi. 14:10   “And on the eighth day he shall take two young rams without blemish, and one ewe yearling without blemish, and three tenths of an ephah of fine flour, a meal offering, mingled with oil, and one log of oil.”

וְהֶעֱמִיד הַכֹּהֵן הַמְטַהֵר אֵת הָאִישׁ הַמִּטַּהֵר וְאֹתָם לִפְנֵי יְהוָה פֶּתַח אֹהֶל מֹועֵד   14:11

Levi. 14:11   “And the cleansing priest shall set the man being cleansed, with those things, before the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting.”

וְלָקַח הַכֹּהֵן אֶת־הַכֶּבֶשׂ הָאֶחָד וְהִקְרִיב אֹתֹו לְאָשָׁם וְאֶת־לֹג הַשָּׁמֶן וְהֵנִיף אֹתָם תְּנוּפָה לִפְנֵי   14:12

יְהוָה

Levi. 14:12   And the priest shall take one ram and bring for a guilt offering, and the log of oil, and wave them, a wave offering before the Lord.”

וְשָׁחַט אֶת־הַכֶּבֶשׂ בִּמְקֹום אֲשֶׁר יִשְׁחַט אֶת־הַחַטָּאת וְאֶת־הָעֹלָה בִּמְקֹום הַקֹּדֶשׁ כִּי כַּחַטָּאת   14:13

הָאָשָׁם הוּא לַכֹּהֵן קֹדֶשׁ קָדָשִׁים הוּא

Levi. 14:13   “And he shall slaughter the ram in the place where he must slaughter the sin offering and the burnt offering, in a holy place; for as the sin offering, so the guilt offering; it is for the priest; it is holiest of holy things.”

וְלָקַח הַכֹּהֵן מִדַּם הָאָשָׁם וְנָתַן הַכֹּהֵן עַל־תְּנוּךְ אֹזֶן הַמִּטַּהֵר הַיְמָנִית וְעַל־בֹּהֶן יָדֹו הַיְמָנִית וְעַל־   14:14

בֹּהֶן רַגְלֹו הַיְמָנִית

Levi. 14:14   “And the priest shall take some of the blood of the guilt offering, and the priest shall put on the tip of the right ear of the one being cleansed and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.”

וְלָקַח הַכֹּהֵן מִלֹּג הַשָּׁמֶן וְיָצַק עַל־כַּף הַכֹּהֵן הַשְּׂמָאלִית   14:15

Levi. 14:15   “And the priest shall take some of the log of oil and pour onto the left palm of the priest.”

וְטָבַל הַכֹּהֵן אֶת־אֶצְבָּעֹו הַיְמָנִית מִן־הַשֶּׁמֶן אֲשֶׁר עַל־כַּפֹּו הַשְּׂמָאלִית וְהִזָּה מִן־הַשֶּׁמֶן בְּאֶצְבָּעֹו   14:16

שֶׁבַע פְּעָמִים לִפְנֵי יְהוָה

Levi. 14:16   “And the priest shall dip with his right finger from the oil that is on his left palm and sprinkle from the oil on his finger seven times before the Lord.”

וּמִיֶּתֶר הַשֶּׁמֶן אֲשֶׁר עַל־כַּפֹּו יִתֵּן הַכֹּהֵן עַל־תְּנוּךְ אֹזֶן הַמִּטַּהֵר הַיְמָנִית וְעַל־בֹּהֶן יָדֹו הַיְמָנִית וְעַל־   14:17

בֹּהֶן רַגְלֹו הַיְמָנִית עַל דַּם הָאָשָׁם

Levi. 14:17   “And from the rest of the oil that is on his palm the priest shall put on the tip of the right ear of the one being cleansed and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot by the blood of the guilt offering.”

וְהַנֹּותָר בַּשֶּׁמֶן אֲשֶׁר עַל־כַּף הַכֹּהֵן יִתֵּן עַל־רֹאשׁ הַמִּטַּהֵר וְכִפֶּר עָלָיו הַכֹּהֵן לִפְנֵי יְהוָה   14:18

Levi. 14:18   “And the remainder of the oil that is on the palm of the priest he shall put on the head of the one being cleansed, and the priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord.”

וְעָשָׂה הַכֹּהֵן אֶת־הַחַטָּאת וְכִפֶּר עַל־הַמִּטַּהֵר מִטֻּמְאָתֹו וְאַחַר יִשְׁחַט אֶת־הָעֹלָה   14:19

Levi. 14:19   “And the priest shall offer the sin offering and make atonement for the one being cleansed of his uncleanness, and then he shall slaughter the burnt offering.”

Apparently the three animals that the person brought to the priest (v.14:10) were for a guilt offering, a sin offering, and a burnt offering.

וְהֶעֱלָה הַכֹּהֵן אֶת־הָעֹלָה וְאֶת־הַמִּנְחָה הַמִּזְבֵּחָה וְכִפֶּר עָלָיו הַכֹּהֵן וְטָהֵר   14:20

Levi. 14:20   “And the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the meal offering on the altar, and the priest shall make atonement for him and he shall be clean.”

וְאִם־דַּל הוּא וְאֵין יָדֹו מַשֶּׂגֶת וְלָקַח כֶּבֶשׂ אֶחָד אָשָׁם לִתְנוּפָה לְכַפֵּר עָלָיו וְעִשָּׂרֹון סֹלֶת אֶחָד   14:21

בָּלוּל בַּשֶּׁמֶן לְמִנְחָה וְלֹג שָׁמֶן

Levi. 14:21   “And if he is poor and there is no attainment of his hand, then he shall take one young ram, a guilt offering to be waved, to make atonement for him, and one tenth of an ephah of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal offering, and a log of oil,

וּשְׁתֵּי תֹרִים אֹו שְׁנֵי בְּנֵי יֹונָה אֲשֶׁר תַּשִּׂיג יָדֹו וְהָיָה אֶחָד חַטָּאת וְהָאֶחָד עֹלָה   14:22

Levi. 14:22   and two turtle doves, or two young pigeons, whichever his hand could attain, and one will be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.”

וְהֵבִיא אֹתָם בַּיֹּום הַשְּׁמִינִי לְטָהֳרָתֹו אֶל־הַכֹּהֵן אֶל־פֶּתַח אֹהֶל־מֹועֵד לִפְנֵי יְהוָה   14:23

Levi. 14:23   “And he shall bring them to the priest for his cleansing on the eighth day, to the entrance of the tent of meeting before the Lord.”

וְלָקַח הַכֹּהֵן אֶת־כֶּבֶשׂ הָאָשָׁם וְאֶת־לֹג הַשָּׁמֶן וְהֵנִיף אֹתָם הַכֹּהֵן תְּנוּפָה לִפְנֵי יְהוָה   14:24

Levi. 14:24   “And the priest shall take the ram of the guilt offering and the log of oil, and the priest shall wave them, a wave offering before the Lord.”

וְשָׁחַט אֶת־כֶּבֶשׂ הָאָשָׁם וְלָקַח הַכֹּהֵן מִדַּם הָאָשָׁם וְנָתַן עַל־תְּנוּךְ אֹזֶן־הַמִּטַּהֵר הַיְמָנִית וְעַל־בֹּהֶן   14:25

יָדֹו הַיְמָנִית וְעַל־בֹּהֶן רַגְלֹו הַיְמָנִית

Levi. 14:25   “And he shall slaughter the ram of the guilt offering and the priest shall take some of the blood of the guilt offering and put on the tip of the right ear of the one being cleansed and on the thumb of his hand and on the great toe of his right foot.”

וּמִן־הַשֶּׁמֶן יִצֹק הַכֹּהֵן עַל־כַּף הַכֹּהֵן הַשְּׂמָאלִית   14:26

Levi. 14:26   “And the priest shall pour some of the oil on the left palm of the priest.”

This verse is a repetition of the instruction in v. 14:15.  If you’ll look back, you’ll see that once more the scribe has avoided duplicating the same Hebrew.  The same is true about vss. 14:27 and 14:28 compared to vss. 14:16 and 14:17.

וְהִזָּה הַכֹּהֵן בְּאֶצְבָּעֹו הַיְמָנִית מִן־הַשֶּׁמֶן אֲשֶׁר עַל־כַּפֹּו הַשְּׂמָאלִית שֶׁבַע פְּעָמִים לִפְנֵי יְהוָה   14:27

Levi. 14:27   “And the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger from the oil that is on his left palm seven times before the Lord.”

וְנָתַן הַכֹּהֵן מִן־הַשֶּׁמֶן אֲשֶׁר עַל־כַּפֹּו עַל־תְּנוּךְ אֹזֶן הַמִּטַּהֵר הַיְמָנִית וְעַל־בֹּהֶן יָדֹו הַיְמָנִית וְעַל־   14:28

בֹּהֶן רַגְלֹו הַיְמָנִית עַל־מְקֹום דַּם הָאָשָׁם

Levi. 14:28   “And the priest shall put some of the oil that is on his palm on the right tip of the ear of the one being cleansed and on the thumb of his hand right and on the big toe of his right foot by the places of the blood of the guilt offering.”

וְהַנֹּותָר מִן־הַשֶּׁמֶן אֲשֶׁר עַל־כַּף הַכֹּהֵנ יִתֵּן עַל־רֹאשׁ הַמִּטַּהֵר לְכַפֵּר עָלָיו לִפְנֵי יְהוָה   14:29

Levi. 14:29   “And the rest of the oil that is on the palm of the priest he shall put on the head of the one being cleansed to make atonement for him before the Lord.”

וְעָשָׂה אֶת־הָאֶחָד מִן־הַתֹּרִים אֹו מִן־בְּנֵי הַיֹּונָה מֵאֲשֶׁר תַּשִּׂיג יָדֹו   14:30

Levi. 14:30   “And he shall offer one of the turtle doves, or of the young pigeons, from whichever his hand could attain.”

אֵת אֲשֶׁר־תַּשִּׂיג יָדֹו אֶת־הָאֶחָד חַטָּאת וְאֶת־הָאֶחָד עֹלָה עַל־הַמִּנְחָה וְכִפֶּר הַכֹּהֵן עַל הַמִּטַּהֵר   14:31

לִפְנֵי יְהוָה

Levi. 14:31   “The sin offering shall be first of whatever his hand could attain, and the burnt offering shall be the other with the meal offering, and the priest shall make atonement for the one being cleansed before the Lord.”

זֹאת תֹּורַת אֲשֶׁר־בֹּו נֶגַע צָרָעַת אֲשֶׁר לֹא־תַשִּׂיג יָדֹו בְּטָהֳרָתֹו   14:32

Levi. 14:32   This is the law of the one in whom is a plague of malignancy whose hand could not attain in his cleansing.

וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה וְאֶל־אַהֲרֹן לֵאמֹר   14:33

Levi. 14:33   And the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron saying,

כִּי תָבֹאוּ אֶל־אֶרֶץ כְּנַעַן אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי נֹתֵן לָכֶם לַאֲחֻזָּה וְנָתַתִּי נֶגַע צָרַעַת בְּבֵית אֶרֶץ אֲחֻזַּתְכֶם   14:34

Levi. 14:34   “When you will come to the land of Canaan, which I am giving to you for a possession, and should I put the plague of malignancy in a house of the land of your possession,

וּבָא אֲשֶׁר־לֹו הַבַּיִת וְהִגִּיד לַכֹּהֵן לֵאמֹר כְּנֶגַע נִרְאָה לִי בַּבָּיִת   14:35

Levi. 14:35   then the one whose house it will be shall come and speak to the priest saying, ‘It seems to me like a plague is in the house,’”

וְצִוָּה הַכֹּהֵן וּפִנּוּ אֶת־הַבַּיִת בְּטֶרֶם יָבֹא הַכֹּהֵן לִרְאֹות אֶת־הַנֶּגַע וְלֹא יִטְמָא כָּל־אֲשֶׁר בַּבָּיִת   14:36

וְאַחַר כֵּן יָבֹא הַכֹּהֵן לִרְאֹות אֶת־הַבָּיִת

Levi. 14:36   “And the priest shall command that they shall empty the house before the priest shall go in to inspect the plague, so all that is in the house shall not be made unclean, and after this the priest shall enter to see the house.”

וְרָאָה אֶת־הַנֶּגַע וְהִנֵּה הַנֶּגַע בְּקִירֹת הַבַּיִת שְׁקַעֲרוּרֹת יְרַקְרַקֹּת אֹו אֲדַמְדַּמֹּת וּמַרְאֵיהֶן שָׁפָל מִן־   14:37

הַקִּיר

Levi. 14:37   “And he shall observe the plague and see if the plague is in the walls of the house, greenish or reddish hollow streaks, and their appearance is depressed in the wall,

וְיָצָא הַכֹּהֵן מִן־הַבַּיִת אֶל־פֶּתַח הַבָּיִת וְהִסְגִּיר אֶת־הַבַּיִת שִׁבְעַת יָמִים   14:38

Levi. 14:38   then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house and close up the house seven days.”

וְשָׁב הַכֹּהֵן בַּיֹּום הַשְּׁבִיעִי וְרָאָה וְהִנֵּה פָּשָׂה הַנֶּגַע בְּקִירֹת הַבָּיִת   14:39

Levi. 14:39   “And the priest shall return on the seventh day, and look and see if the plague has spread in the walls of the house,

וְצִוָּה הַכֹּהֵן וְחִלְּצוּ אֶת־הָאֲבָנִים אֲשֶׁר בָּהֵן הַנָּגַע וְהִשְׁלִיכוּ אֶתְהֶן אֶל־מִחוּץ לָעִיר אֶל־מָקֹום טָמֵא   14:40

Levi. 14:40   then the priest shall command that they should remove the stones in which is the plague, and cast them out to the outskirts of the city to an unclean place.”

וְאֶת־הַבַּיִת יַקְצִעַ מִבַּיִת סָבִיב וְשָׁפְכוּ אֶת־הֶעָפָר אֲשֶׁר הִקְצוּ אֶל־מִחוּץ לָעִיר אֶל־מָקֹום טָמֵא   14:41

Levi. 14:41   “And the house be scraped inside throughout, and they shall spill out the mortar that they scrape off into the outskirts of the city in an unclean place.

וְלָקְחוּ אֲבָנִים אֲחֵרֹות וְהֵבִיאוּ אֶל־תַּחַת הָאֲבָנִים וְעָפָר אַחֵר יִקַּח וְטָח אֶת־הַבָּיִת   14:42

Levi. 14:42   “And they shall take other stones and put in place of the stones, and he shall take other mortar and plaster the house.”

וְאִם־יָשׁוּב הַנֶּגַע וּפָרַח בַּבַּיִת אַחַר חִלֵּץ אֶת־הָאֲבָנִים וְאַחֲרֵי הִקְצֹות אֶת־הַבַּיִת וְאַחֲרֵי הִטֹּוחַ   14:43

Levi. 14:43   “And if the plague returns and breaks out in the house after he removed the stones and after scraping the house and after plastering,

וּבָא הַכֹּהֵן וְרָאָה וְהִנֵּה פָּשָׂה הַנֶּגַע בַּבָּיִת צָרַעַת מַמְאֶרֶת הִוא בַּבַּיִת טָמֵא הוּא  14:44

Levi. 14:44   then the priest shall go in and look and see if the plague has spread in the house, it is a penetrating malignancy in the house; it is unclean.”

וְנָתַץ אֶת־הַבַּיִת אֶת־אֲבָנָיו וְאֶת־עֵצָיו וְאֵת כָּל־עֲפַר הַבָּיִת וְהֹוצִיא אֶל־מִחוּץ לָעִיר אֶל־מָקֹום   14:45

טָמֵא

Levi. 14:45   “So he shall break down the house, its stones and its timbers and all the mortar of the house, and carry to the outskirts of the city to an unclean place.”

וְהַבָּא אֶל־הַבַּיִת כָּל־יְמֵי הִסְגִּיר אֹתֹו יִטְמָא עַד־הָעָרֶב   14:46

Levi. 14:46   “Also, whoever will be going in to the house all the days that it is closed up shall be unclean till the evening.”

This verse relates back to v. 14:38.  But it also must apply to anyone entering once the house has been pronounced unclean (v. 14:44).  Thus the priest and those who break down the house will be unclean until evening on each day that they are there.

וְהַשֹּׁכֵב בַּבַּיִת יְכַבֵּס אֶת־בְּגָדָיו וְהָאֹכֵל בַּבַּיִת יְכַבֵּס אֶת־בְּגָדָיו   14:47

Levi. 14:47   “And whoever will lie down in the house shall wash his clothes, and whoever will be eating in the house shall wash his clothes.”

וְאִם־בֹּא יָבֹא הַכֹּהֵן וְרָאָה וְהִנֵּה לֹא־פָשָׂה הַנֶּגַע בַּבַּיִת אַחֲרֵי הִטֹּחַ אֶת־הַבָּיִת וְטִהַר הַכֹּהֵן אֶת־   14:48

הַבַּיִת כִּי נִרְפָּא הַנָּגַע

Levi. 14:48   “But if the priest will indeed go in and look, and he sees if the plague has not spread in the house after plastering the house, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.”

וְלָקַח לְחַטֵּא אֶת־הַבַּיִת שְׁתֵּי צִפֳּרִים וְעֵץ אֶרֶז וּשְׁנִי תֹולַעַת וְאֵזֹב   14:49

Levi. 14:49   “And to cleanse the house he shall take two birds and cedar wood and scarlet cloth and hyssop.”

וְשָׁחַט אֶת־הַצִּפֹּר הָאֶחָת אֶל־כְּלִי־חֶרֶשׂ עַל־מַיִם חַיִּים   14:50

Levi. 14:50   “And he shall slaughter one of the birds in an earthen vessel by living [fresh, clean] water.”

וְלָקַח אֶת־עֵץ־הָאֶרֶז וְאֶת־הָאֵזֹב וְאֵת שְׁנִי הַתֹּולַעַת וְאֵת הַצִּפֹּר הַחַיָּה וְטָבַל אֹתָם בְּדַם הַצִּפֹּר   14:51

הַשְּׁחוּטָה וּבַמַּיִם הַחַיִּים וְהִזָּה אֶל־הַבַּיִת שֶׁבַע פְּעָמִים

Levi. 14:51   “And he shall take the cedar wood and the hyssop and the scarlet cloth and the live bird and dip them in the blood of the slaughtered bird and in the living [fresh, clean] water, and he shall sprinkle toward the house seven times.”

וְחִטֵּא אֶת־הַבַּיִת בְּדַם הַצִּפֹּור וּבַמַּיִם הַחַיִּים וּבַצִּפֹּר הַחַיָּה וּבְעֵץ הָאֶרֶז וּבָאֵזֹב וּבִשְׁנִי הַתֹּולָעַת   14:52

Levi. 14:52   “So he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird and with the living [fresh, clean] water and with the live bird and with the cedar wood and with the hyssop and with the scarlet cloth.”

וְשִׁלַּח אֶת־הַצִּפֹּר הַחַיָּה אֶל־מִחוּץ לָעִיר אֶל־פְּנֵי הַשָּׂדֶה וְכִפֶּר עַל־הַבַּיִת וְטָהֵר   14:53

Levi. 14:53   “Then he shall release the live bird at the outskirts of the city at the edge of the field.  So he shall make atonement for the house, and it shall be clean.”

זֹאת הַתֹּורָה לְכָל־נֶגַע הַצָּרַעַת וְלַנָּתֶק   14:54

Levi. 14:54   This is the law for all kinds of plague of malignancy and for a scall,

וּלְצָרַעַת הַבֶּגֶד וְלַבָּיִת   14:55

Levi. 14:55   and for the malignancy of a garment and for a house,

וְלַשְׂאֵת וְלַסַּפַּחַת וְלַבֶּהָרֶת   14:56

Levi. 14:56   and for a swelling and for a scab and for a bright patch,

לְהֹורֹת בְּיֹום הַטָּמֵא וּבְיֹום הַטָּהֹר זֹאת תֹּורַת הַצָּרָעַת   14:57

Levi. 14:57   to instruct in the day of uncleanness and in the day of cleanness.  This is the law of malignancy.

Torah Commandments in this Chapter

174. The priest shall follow the procedures pertaining to a malignancy of an

         individual.   Vss. 14:2-14:7

175  The malignancy victim, when healed and pronounced clean, shall

        follow the procedures pertaining to him.    V. 14:8 - 14:10

176.  The priest shall follow the procedures pertaining to the one who is

         cleansed from his malignancy.  Vss. 14:11-14:32

177. When a malignancy appears in a house, the owner shall notify

         the priest    V. 14:34, 14:35

178. The house in which there is a malignancy shall be emptied of its

        contents and its inhabitants before the priest comes to inspect

        it.    V. 14:36

179. The priests shall follow the procedures pertaining to a malignancy in a

         house.    Vss. 14:37-14:53

 

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