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Leviticus 13:18-44 NIV

18 “When someone has a boil on their skin and it heals,

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19 and in the place where the boil was, a white swelling or reddish-white spot appears, they must present themselves to the priest.

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      20 The priest is to examine it, and if it appears to be more than skin deep and the hair in it has turned white, the priest shall pronounce that person unclean. It is a defiling skin disease that has broken out where the boil was.

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          21 But if, when the priest examines it, there is no white hair in it and it is not more than skin deep and has faded, then the priest is to isolate them for seven days.
          22 If it is spreading in the skin, the priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a defiling disease.
          23 But if the spot is unchanged and has not spread, it is only a scar from the boil, and the priest shall pronounce them clean.

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              24 “When someone has a burn on their skin and a reddish-white or white spot appears in the raw flesh of the burn,
              25 the priest is to examine the spot, and if the hair in it has turned white, and it appears to be more than skin deep, it is a defiling disease that has broken out in the burn. The priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a defiling skin disease.

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                  26 But if the priest examines it and there is no white hair in the spot and if it is not more than skin deep and has faded, then the priest is to isolate them for seven days.

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                      27 On the seventh day the priest is to examine that person, and if it is spreading in the skin, the priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a defiling skin disease.

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                          28 If, however, the spot is unchanged and has not spread in the skin but has faded, it is a swelling from the burn, and the priest shall pronounce them clean; it is only a scar from the burn.

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                              29 “If a man or woman has a sore on their head or chin,

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                                  30 the priest is to examine the sore, and if it appears to be more than skin deep and the hair in it is yellow and thin, the priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a defiling skin disease on the head or chin.
                                  31 But if, when the priest examines the sore, it does not seem to be more than skin deep and there is no black hair in it, then the priest is to isolate the affected person for seven days.

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                                      32 On the seventh day the priest is to examine the sore, and if it has not spread and there is no yellow hair in it and it does not appear to be more than skin deep,

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                                          33 then the man or woman must shave themselves, except for the affected area, and the priest is to keep them isolated another seven days.
                                          34 On the seventh day the priest is to examine the sore, and if it has not spread in the skin and appears to be no more than skin deep, the priest shall pronounce them clean. They must wash their clothes, and they will be clean.

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                                              35 But if the sore does spread in the skin after they are pronounced clean,
                                              36 the priest is to examine them, and if he finds that the sore has spread in the skin, he does not need to look for yellow hair; they are unclean.

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                                                  37 If, however, the sore is unchanged so far as the priest can see, and if black hair has grown in it, the affected person is healed. They are clean, and the priest shall pronounce them clean.
                                                  38 “When a man or woman has white spots on the skin,
                                                  39 the priest is to examine them, and if the spots are dull white, it is a harmless rash that has broken out on the skin; they are clean.
                                                  40 “A man who has lost his hair and is bald is clean.

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                                                  41 If he has lost his hair from the front of his scalp and has a bald forehead, he is clean.
                                                  42 But if he has a reddish-white sore on his bald head or forehead, it is a defiling disease breaking out on his head or forehead.
                                                  43 The priest is to examine him, and if the swollen sore on his head or forehead is reddish-white like a defiling skin disease,
                                                  44 the man is diseased and is unclean. The priest shall pronounce him unclean because of the sore on his head.

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                                                  • a 13:2 - The Hebrew word for "defiling skin disease" , traditionally translated “leprosy,” was used for various diseases affecting the skin; here and throughout verses 3-46.
                                                  • b 13:2 - Or "descendants"
                                                  • c 13:45 - Or "clothes, uncover their head"