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Leviticus 14:1-32 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Cleansing Skin Diseases

1 The Lord spoke to Moses: 2 "This is the law concerning the person afflicted with a skin disease on the day of his cleansing. He is to be brought to the priest, 3 who will go outside the camp and examine [him].a If the skin disease has disappeared from the afflicted person,b 4 the priest will order that two live clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet yarn, and hyssopc be brought for the one who is to be cleansed. 5 Then the priest will order that one of the birds be slaughtered over fresh water in a clay pot. 6 He is to take the live bird together with the cedar wood, scarlet yarn, and hyssop, and dip them all into the blood of the bird that was slaughtered over the fresh water. 7 He will then sprinkle [the blood] seven times on the one who is to be cleansed from the skin disease. He is to pronounce him clean and release the live bird over the open countryside.d 8 The one who is to be cleansed must wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and bathe with water; he is clean. Afterwards he may enter the camp, but he must remain outside his tent for seven days. 9 He is to shave off all his hair [again] on the seventh day: his head, his beard, his eyebrows, and the rest of his hair.e He is to wash his clothes and bathe himself with water; he is clean. 10 "On the eighth day he must take two unblemished male lambs, an unblemished year-old ewe lamb, a grain offering of three quartsf of fine flour mixed with olive oil, and one-third of a quartg of olive oil. 11 The priest who performs the cleansing will place the person who is to be cleansed, together with these offerings, before the Lord at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 12 The priest is to take one male lamb and present it as a restitution offering, along with the one-third quarth of olive oil, and he must wave them as a presentation offering before the Lord. 13 He is to slaughter the male lamb at the place in the sanctuary area where the sin offering and burnt offering are slaughtered,i for like the sin offering, the restitution offering belongs to the priest;j it is especially holy. 14 The priest is to take some of the blood from the restitution offering and put [it] on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.k 15 Then the priest will take some of the one-third of a quartl of olive oil and pour it into his left palm. 16 The priest will dip his right finger into the oil in his left palm and sprinkle some of the oil with his finger seven times before the Lord. 17 From the oil remaining in his palm the priest will put some on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on top of the blood of the restitution offering.m 18 What is left of the oil in the priest's palm he is to put on the head of the one to be cleansed. In this way the priest will make atonement for him before the Lord. 19 The priest must sacrifice the sin offering and make atonement for the one to be purified from his uncleanness. Afterwards he will slaughter the burnt offering. 20 The priest is to offer the burnt offering and the grain offering on the altar. The priest will make atonement for him, and he will be clean.n 21 "But if he is poor and cannot afford [these],o p he is to take one male lamb for a restitution offering to be waved in order to make atonement for him, along with two quartsq/ 10 of an ephah of fine flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering,r one-third of a quarts of olive oil, 22 and two turtledoves or two young pigeons, whatever he can afford,t one to be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.u 23 On the eighth day he is to bring these things for his cleansing to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting before the Lord.v 24 The priest will take the male lamb for the restitution offering and the one-third of a quartw of olive oil, and wave them as a presentation offering before the Lord.x 25 After he slaughters the male lamb for the restitution offering, the priest is to take some of the blood of the restitution offering and put [it] on the right earlobe of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot. 26 Then the priest will pour some of the oil into his left palm. 27 With his right finger the priest will sprinkle some of the oil in his left palm seven times before the Lord. 28 The priest will also put some of the oil in his palm on the right earlobe of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the [same] place as the blood of the restitution offering.y 29 What is left of the oil in the priest's palm he is to put on the head of the one to be cleansed to make atonement for him before the Lord.z 30 He must then sacrifice one type of what he can afford,aa either the turtledoves or young pigeons, 31 one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, [sacrificing] what he can affordbb cc together with the grain offering. In this way the priest will make atonement before the Lord for the one to be cleansed.dd 32 This is the law for someone who hasee a skin disease and cannot affordff the cost of his cleansing."
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