Leviticus 14:1-32 NLT

1 And the said to Moses,
2 “The following instructions are for those seeking ceremonial purification from a skin disease.a Those who have been healed must be brought to the priest,

References for Leviticus 14:2

    • ǚ 14:2 - Traditionally rendered leprosy; see note on 13:2a .
      3 who will examine them at a place outside the camp. If the priest finds that someone has been healed of a serious skin disease,
      4 he will perform a purification ceremony, using two live birds that are ceremonially clean, a stick of cedar,b some scarlet yarn, and a hyssop branch.

      References for Leviticus 14:4

        • Ǜ 14:4 - Or juniper; also in 14:6, 49, 51 .
          5 The priest will order that one bird be slaughtered over a clay pot filled with fresh water.
          6 He will take the live bird, the cedar stick, the scarlet yarn, and the hyssop branch, and dip them into the blood of the bird that was slaughtered over the fresh water.
          7 The priest will then sprinkle the blood of the dead bird seven times on the person being purified of the skin disease. When the priest has purified the person, he will release the live bird in the open field to fly away.
          8 “The persons being purified must then wash their clothes, shave off all their hair, and bathe themselves in water. Then they will be ceremonially clean and may return to the camp. However, they must remain outside their tents for seven days.
          9 On the seventh day they must again shave all the hair from their heads, including the hair of the beard and eyebrows. They must also wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water. Then they will be ceremonially clean.
          10 “On the eighth day each person being purified must bring two male lambs and a one-year-old female lamb, all with no defects, along with a grain offering of six quartsc of choice flour moistened with olive oil, and a cupd of olive oil.

          References for Leviticus 14:10

            • ǜ 14:10 - Hebrew of an ephah [6.6 liters].
            • ǝ 14:10 - Hebrew 1 log [0.3 liters]; also in 14:21 .
              11 Then the officiating priest will present that person for purification, along with the offerings, before the at the entrance of the Tabernacle.e

              References for Leviticus 14:11

                • Ǟ 14:11 - Hebrew Tent of Meeting; also in 14:23 .
                  12 The priest will take one of the male lambs and the olive oil and present them as a guilt offering, lifting them up as a special offering before the .
                  13 He will then slaughter the male lamb in the sacred area where sin offerings and burnt offerings are slaughtered. As with the sin offering, the guilt offering belongs to the priest. It is a most holy offering.
                  14 The priest will then take some of the blood of the guilt offering and apply it to the lobe of the right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the big toe of the right foot of the person being purified.
                  15 “Then the priest will pour some of the olive oil into the palm of his own left hand.
                  16 He will dip his right finger into the oil in his palm and sprinkle some of it with his finger seven times before the .
                  17 The priest will then apply some of the oil in his palm over the blood from the guilt offering that is on the lobe of the right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the big toe of the right foot of the person being purified.
                  18 The priest will apply the oil remaining in his hand to the head of the person being purified. Through this process, the priest will purifyf the person before the .

                  References for Leviticus 14:18

                    • ǟ 14:18 - Or will make atonement for; similarly in 14:19, 20, 21, 29, 31, 53 .
                      19 “Then the priest must present the sin offering to purify the person who was cured of the skin disease. After that, the priest will slaughter the burnt offering
                      20 and offer it on the altar along with the grain offering. Through this process, the priest will purify the person who was healed, and the person will be ceremonially clean.
                      21 “But anyone who is too poor and cannot afford these offerings may bring one male lamb for a guilt offering, to be lifted up as a special offering for purification. The person must also bring two quartsg of choice flour moistened with olive oil for the grain offering and a cup of olive oil.

                      References for Leviticus 14:21

                        • Ǡ 14:21 - Hebrew of an ephah [2.2 liters].
                          22 The offering must also include two turtledoves or two young pigeons, whichever the person can afford. One of the pair must be used for the sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.
                          23 On the eighth day of the purification ceremony, the person being purified must bring the offerings to the priest in the ’s presence at the entrance of the Tabernacle.
                          24 The priest will take the lamb for the guilt offering, along with the olive oil, and lift them up as a special offering to the .
                          25 Then the priest will slaughter the lamb for the guilt offering. He will take some of its blood and apply it to the lobe of the right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the big toe of the right foot of the person being purified.
                          26 “The priest will also pour some of the olive oil into the palm of his own left hand.
                          27 He will dip his right finger into the oil in his palm and sprinkle some of it seven times before the .
                          28 The priest will then apply some of the oil in his palm over the blood from the guilt offering that is on the lobe of the right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the big toe of the right foot of the person being purified.
                          29 The priest will apply the oil remaining in his hand to the head of the person being purified. Through this process, the priest will purify the person before the .
                          30 “Then the priest will offer the two turtledoves or the two young pigeons, whichever the person can afford.
                          31 One of them is for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering, to be presented along with the grain offering. Through this process, the priest will purify the person before the .
                          32 These are the instructions for purification for those who have recovered from a serious skin disease but who cannot afford to bring the offerings normally required for the ceremony of purification.”