The LORD further spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying:
"1When you enter the land of Canaan, which I give you for a possession, and I put a mark of leprosy on a house in the land of your possession,
then the one who owns the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, 'Something like 2a mark of leprosy has becomevisible to me in the house.'
"The priest shall then command that they empty the housebefore the priestgoes in to look at the mark, so that everything in the house need not becomeunclean; and afterward the priest shall go in to look at the house.
"So he shall look at the mark, and if the mark on the walls of the house has greenishorreddishdepressions and appearsdeeperthan the asurface,
then the priest shall come out of the house, to the bdoorway, and cquarantine the house for sevendays.
"The priest shall return on the seventhday and dmake an inspection. If the mark has indeedspread in the walls of the house,
then the priest shall order them to tear out the stones with the mark in them and throw them awayeat an uncleanplaceoutside the city.
"He shall have the housescrapedallaroundfinside , and they shall dump the plaster that they scrapeoff at an uncleanplaceoutside the city.
"Then they shall takeotherstones and replace those stones, and he shall takeotherplaster and replaster the house.
43"If, however, the markbreaks out again in the houseafter he has torn out the stones and scraped the house, and after it has been replastered,
then the priest shall come in and gmake an inspection. If he sees that the mark has indeedspread in the house, it is 3a malignantmark in the house; it is unclean.
"He shall therefore teardown the house, its stones, and its timbers, and all the plaster of the house, and he shall take them outside the city to an 4uncleanplace.
"Moreover, whoever goes into the houseduring the time that he has hquarantined it, becomes5uncleanuntilevening.
"Likewise, whoever liesdown in the house shall wash his clothes, and whoever eats in the house shall wash his clothes.
48"If, on the other hand, the priestcomes in and imakes an inspection and the mark has not indeedspread in the houseafter the house has been replastered, then the priest shall pronounce the housecleanbecause the mark has jnot reappeared.
"To cleanse the house then, he shall take6twobirds and cedarwood and a kscarletstring and hyssop,
and he shall slaughter the onebird in an earthenwarevesseloverlrunningwater.
"Then he shall take the cedarwood and the 7hyssop and the mscarletstring, with the livebird, and dip them in the blood of the slainbird as well as in the nrunningwater, and sprinkle the houseseventimes.
"He shall thus cleanse the house with the blood of the bird and with the orunningwater, along with the livebird and with the cedarwood and with the hyssop and with the pscarletstring.
"However, he shall let the livebirdgofreeoutside the city into the openfield. So he shall makeatonement for the house, and it will be clean."
54This is the law for anymark of leprosy -even for a 8scale,
and for the 9leprousgarment or house,
and 10for a swelling, and for a scab, and for a brightspot -
to teachqwhen they are unclean and rwhen they are clean. This is the law of leprosy.