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Leviticus 15:1-18 (New International Version)

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Discharges Causing Uncleanness

1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When any man has a bodily discharge,1 the discharge is unclean. 3 Whether it continues flowing from his body or is blocked, it will make him unclean. This is how his discharge will bring about uncleanness: 4 " 'Any bed the man with a discharge lies on will be unclean, and anything he sits on will be unclean. 5 Anyone who touches his bed must wash his clothes2 and bathe with water,3 and he will be unclean till evening.4 6 Whoever sits on anything that the man with a discharge sat on must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. 7 " 'Whoever touches the man5 who has a discharge6 must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. 8 " 'If the man with the discharge spits7 on someone who is clean, that person must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. 9 " 'Everything the man sits on when riding will be unclean, 10 and whoever touches any of the things that were under him will be unclean till evening; whoever picks up those things8 must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. 11 " 'Anyone the man with a discharge touches without rinsing his hands with water must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. 12 " 'A clay pot9 that the man touches must be broken, and any wooden article10 is to be rinsed with water. 13 " 'When a man is cleansed from his discharge, he is to count off seven days11 for his ceremonial cleansing; he must wash his clothes and bathe himself with fresh water, and he will be clean.12 14 On the eighth day he must take two doves or two young pigeons13 and come before the LORD to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and give them to the priest. 15 The priest is to sacrifice them, the one for a sin offering14 and the other for a burnt offering.15 In this way he will make atonement before the LORD for the man because of his discharge.16 16 " 'When a man has an emission of semen,17 he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening.18 17 Any clothing or leather that has semen on it must be washed with water, and it will be unclean till evening. 18 When a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen,19 both must bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.
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