The LORD spoke to Moshe and to Aharon, saying,
"When you have come into the land of Kana`an, which I give to you for a possession, and I put a spreading mildew in a house in the land of your possession,
then he who owns the house shall come and tell the Kohen, saying, 'There seems to me to be some sort of plague in the house.'
The Kohen shall command that they empty the house, before the Kohen goes in to examine the plague, that all that is in the house not be made unclean: and afterward the Kohen shall go in to inspect the house.
He shall examine the plague; and, behold, if the plague is in the walls of the house with hollow streaks, greenish or reddish, and it appears to be deeper than the wall;
then the Kohen shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days.
The Kohen shall come again on the seventh day, and look. If the plague has spread in the walls of the house,
then the Kohen shall command that they take out the stones in which is the plague, and cast them into an unclean place outside of the city:
and he shall cause the inside of the house to be scraped round about, and they shall pour out the mortar, that they scraped off, outside of the city into an unclean place.
They shall take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he shall take other mortar, and shall plaster the house.
"If the plague comes again, and breaks out in the house, after he has taken out the stones, and after he has scraped the house, and after it was plastered;
then the Kohen shall come in and look; and, behold, if the plague has spread in the house, it is a destructive mildew in the house. It is unclean.
He shall break down the house, its stones, and its timber, and all the house's mortar. He shall carry them out of the city into an unclean place.
"Moreover he who goes into the house while it is shut up shall be unclean until the evening.
He who lies down in the house shall wash his clothes; and he who eats in the house shall wash his clothes.
"If the Kohen shall come in, and examine it, and, behold, the plague hasn't spread in the house, after the house was plastered, then the Kohen shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.
To cleanse the house he shall take two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.
He shall kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.
He shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times.
He shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, with the living bird, with the cedar wood, with the hyssop, and with the scarlet;
but he shall let the living bird go out of the city into the open field. So shall he make atonement for the house; and it shall be clean."
This is the law for any plague of leprosy, and for an itch,
and for the destructive mildew of a garment, and for a house,
and for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot;
to teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean. This is the law of leprosy.