The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
"Give these further instructions to the Israelites: Any man who has a genital discharge a is ceremonially unclean because of it.
This defilement applies whether the discharge continues or is stopped up. In either case the man is unclean.
Any bedding on which he lies and anything on which he sits will be defiled.
"So if you touch the man's bedding, you will be required to wash your clothes and bathe in water, and you will remain ceremonially defiled until evening.
If you sit where the man with the discharge has sat, you will be required to wash your clothes and bathe in water. You will then remain defiled until evening.
The same instructions apply if you touch the man who has the unclean discharge.
And if he spits on you, you must undergo the same procedure.
Any blanket on which the man rides will be defiled.
If you touch or carry anything that was under him, you will be required to wash your clothes and bathe in water, and you will remain defiled until evening.
If the man touches you without first rinsing his hands, then you will be required to wash your clothes and bathe in water, and you will remain defiled until evening.
Any clay pot touched by the man with the discharge must be broken, and every wooden utensil he touches must be rinsed with water.
"When the man's discharge heals, he must count off a period of seven days. During that time, he must wash his clothes and bathe in fresh springwater. Then he will be ceremonially clean.
On the eighth day he must bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons and present himself to the LORD at the entrance of the Tabernacle b and give his offerings to the priest.
The priest will present the offerings there, one for a sin offering and the other for a whole burnt offering. In this way, the priest will make atonement for the man before the LORD for his discharge.
"Whenever a man has an emission of semen, he must wash his entire body, and he will remain ceremonially defiled until evening.
Any clothing or leather that comes in contact with the semen must be washed, and it will remain defiled until evening.
After having sexual intercourse, both the man and the woman must bathe, and they will remain defiled until evening.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)