Whenever there is an infection of skin disease on clothing—on wool or linen clothing,
in the weaving of the linen or wool, or on a skin or skin item—
and the infection is greenish or reddish on the clothing, the weaving, or the skin or skin item, it is an infection of skin disease. It must be shown to the priest.
The priest will examine the infection and quarantine the infected item seven days.
On the seventh day he will examine the infection again. If the infection has spread in the clothing, the weaving, or the skin, whatever it is used for, the infection is a case of infectious skin disease; the item is unclean.
The priest will burn the clothing, the weaving of the wool or linen, or whatever skin item in which the infection was found, because it is an infectious skin disease; it must be burned with fire.
But if the priest sees that the infection has not spread in the clothing, the weaving, or on any skin item,
the priest will order that the infected piece be washed, and he will quarantine it for another seven days.
After it has been washed, if the priest sees that the infection has not changed its appearance, even though the infection has not spread, it is unclean. You must burn it with fire. It is a fungus,a whether it is on the inside or outside.
But if, after it is washed, the priest sees that the infection has faded, he will tear the infected part out of the cloth, the weaving, or the skin.
If it appears again in the cloth, the weaving, or any item of skin, it is starting to break out. You must burn the infected item with fire.
But if the infection disappears from the cloth, the weaving, or any item of skin that you washed, it must be washed again. Then it will be clean.
This concludes the Instruction about the infection of skin disease in a woolen or linen cloth, weaving, or any skin item, in order to declare whether it is clean or unclean.