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Leviticus 14 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And the LORD said to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "The following instructions must be followed by those seeking purification from a contagious skin disease. Those who have been healed must be brought to the priest, 2 "These are the regulations for the diseased person at the time of his ceremonial cleansing, when he is brought to the priest:
3 who will examine them at a place outside the camp. If the priest finds that someone has been healed of the skin disease, 3 The priest is to go outside the camp and examine him. If the person has been healed of his infectious skin disease,
4 he will perform a purification ceremony, using two wild birds of a kind permitted for food, along with some cedarwood, a scarlet cloth, and a hyssop branch. 4 the priest shall order that two live clean birds and some cedar wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop be brought for the one to be cleansed.
5 The priest will order one of the birds to be slaughtered over a clay pot that is filled with fresh springwater. 5 Then the priest shall order that one of the birds be killed over fresh water in a clay pot.
6 He will then dip the living bird, along with the cedarwood, the scarlet cloth, and the hyssop branch, into the blood of the slaughtered bird. 6 He is then to take the live bird and dip it, together with the cedar wood, the scarlet yarn and the hyssop, into the blood of the bird that was killed over the fresh water.
7 The priest will also sprinkle the dead bird's blood seven times over the person being purified, and the priest will pronounce that person to be ceremonially clean. At the end of the ceremony, the priest will set the living bird free so it can fly away into the open fields." 7 Seven times he shall sprinkle the one to be cleansed of the infectious disease and pronounce him clean. Then he is to release the live bird in the open fields.
8 "The people being purified must complete the cleansing ceremony by washing their clothes, shaving off all their hair, and bathing themselves in water. Then they will be ceremonially clean and may return to live inside the camp. However, they must still remain outside their tents for seven days. 8 "The person to be cleansed must wash his clothes, shave off all his hair and bathe with water; then he will be ceremonially clean. After this he may come into the camp, but he must stay outside his tent for seven days.
9 On the seventh day, they must again shave off all their hair, including the hair of the beard and eyebrows, and wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water. Then they will be pronounced ceremonially clean." 9 On the seventh day he must shave off all his hair; he must shave his head, his beard, his eyebrows and the rest of his hair. He must wash his clothes and bathe himself with water, and he will be clean.
10 "On the next day, the eighth day, each person cured of the skin disease must bring two male lambs and one female year-old lamb with no physical defects, along with five quarts of choice flour mixed with olive oil and three-fifths of a pint of olive oil. 10 "On the eighth day he must bring two male lambs and one ewe lamb a year old, each without defect, along with three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, and one log of oil.
11 Then the officiating priest will present that person for cleansing, along with the offerings, before the LORD at the entrance of the Tabernacle. 11 The priest who pronounces him clean shall present both the one to be cleansed and his offerings before the LORD at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
12 The priest will take one of the lambs and the olive oil and offer them as a guilt offering by lifting them up before the LORD. 12 "Then the priest is to take one of the male lambs and offer it as a guilt offering, along with the log of oil; he shall wave them before the LORD as a wave offering.
13 He will then slaughter the lamb there in the sacred area at the place where sin offerings and burnt offerings are slaughtered. As with the sin offering, the guilt offering will be given to the priest. It is a most holy offering. 13 He is to slaughter the lamb in the holy place where the sin offering and the burnt offering are slaughtered. Like the sin offering, the guilt offering belongs to the priest; it is most holy.
14 The priest will then take some of the blood from the guilt offering and put it on the tip of the healed person's right ear, on the thumb of the right hand, and on the big toe of the right foot." 14 The priest is to take some of the blood of the guilt offering and put it on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.
15 "Then the priest will pour some of the olive oil into the palm of his own left hand. 15 The priest shall then take some of the log of oil, pour it in the palm of his own left hand,
16 He will dip his right finger into the oil and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD. 16 dip his right forefinger into the oil in his palm, and with his finger sprinkle some of it before the LORD seven times.
17 The priest will then put some of the oil remaining in his left hand on the tip of the healed person's right ear, on the thumb of the right hand, and on the big toe of the right foot, in addition to the blood of the guilt offering. 17 The priest is to put some of the oil remaining in his palm on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot, on top of the blood of the guilt offering.
18 The oil remaining in the priest's hand will then be poured over the healed person's head. In this way, the priest will make atonement before the LORD for the person being cleansed." 18 The rest of the oil in his palm the priest shall put on the head of the one to be cleansed and make atonement for him before the LORD.
19 "Then the priest must offer the sin offering and again perform the atonement ceremony for the person cured of the skin disease. After that, the priest will slaughter the whole burnt offering 19 "Then the priest is to sacrifice the sin offering and make atonement for the one to be cleansed from his uncleanness. After that, the priest shall slaughter the burnt offering
20 and offer it on the altar along with the grain offering. In this way, the priest will make atonement for the person being cleansed, and the healed person will be ceremonially clean." 20 and offer it on the altar, together with the grain offering, and make atonement for him, and he will be clean.
21 "But anyone who cannot afford two lambs must bring one male lamb for a guilt offering, along with two quarts of choice flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering and three-fifths of a pint of olive oil. The guilt offering will be presented by lifting it up, thus making atonement for the person being cleansed. 21 "If, however, he is poor and cannot afford these, he must take one male lamb as a guilt offering to be waved to make atonement for him, together with a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, a log of oil,
22 The person being cleansed must also bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons, whichever the person can afford. One of the pair must be used for a sin offering and the other for a whole burnt offering. 22 and two doves or two young pigeons, which he can afford, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.
23 On the eighth day, the person being cleansed must bring the offerings to the priest for the cleansing ceremony to be performed in the LORD's presence at the Tabernacle entrance. 23 "On the eighth day he must bring them for his cleansing to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, before the LORD.
24 The priest will take the lamb for the guilt offering, along with the olive oil, and lift them up before the LORD as an offering to him. 24 The priest is to take the lamb for the guilt offering, together with the log of oil, and wave them before the LORD as a wave offering.
25 Then the priest will slaughter the lamb for the guilt offering and put some of its blood on the tip of the person's right ear, on the thumb of the right hand, and on the big toe of the right foot." 25 He shall slaughter the lamb for the guilt offering and take some of its blood and put it on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.
26 "The priest will also pour some of the olive oil into the palm of his own left hand. 26 The priest is to pour some of the oil into the palm of his own left hand,
27 He will dip his right finger into the oil and sprinkle some of it seven times before the LORD. 27 and with his right forefinger sprinkle some of the oil from his palm seven times before the LORD.
28 The priest will then put some of the olive oil from his hand on the lobe of the person's right ear, on the thumb of the right hand, and on the big toe of the right foot, in addition to the blood of the guilt offering. 28 Some of the oil in his palm he is to put on the same places he put the blood of the guilt offering--on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.
29 The oil that is still in the priest's hand will then be poured over the person's head. In this way, the priest will make atonement for the person being cleansed." 29 The rest of the oil in his palm the priest shall put on the head of the one to be cleansed, to make atonement for him before the LORD.
30 "Then the priest will offer the two turtledoves or the two young pigeons, whichever the person was able to afford. 30 Then he shall sacrifice the doves or the young pigeons, which the person can afford,
31 One of them is for a sin offering and the other for a whole burnt offering, to be presented along with the grain offering. In this way, the priest will make atonement before the LORD for the person being cleansed. 31 one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, together with the grain offering. In this way the priest will make atonement before the LORD on behalf of the one to be cleansed."
32 These are the instructions for cleansing those who have recovered from a contagious skin disease but who cannot afford to bring the sacrifices normally required for the ceremony of cleansing." 32 These are the regulations for anyone who has an infectious skin disease and who cannot afford the regular offerings for his cleansing.
33 Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 33 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
34 "When you arrive in Canaan, the land I am giving you as an inheritance, I may contaminate some of your houses with an infectious mildew. 34 "When you enter the land of Canaan, which I am giving you as your possession, and I put a spreading mildew in a house in that land,
35 The owner of such a house must then go to the priest and say, 'It looks like my house has some kind of disease.' 35 the owner of the house must go and tell the priest, 'I have seen something that looks like mildew in my house.'
36 Before the priest examines the house, he must have the house emptied so everything inside will not be pronounced unclean. Then the priest will go in and inspect the house. 36 The priest is to order the house to be emptied before he goes in to examine the mildew, so that nothing in the house will be pronounced unclean. After this the priest is to go in and inspect the house.
37 If he finds bright green or reddish streaks on the walls of the house and the contamination appears to go deeper than the wall's surface, 37 He is to examine the mildew on the walls, and if it has greenish or reddish depressions that appear to be deeper than the surface of the wall,
38 he will leave the house and lock it up for seven days. 38 the priest shall go out the doorway of the house and close it up for seven days.
39 On the seventh day the priest must return for another inspection. If the mildew on the walls of the house has spread, 39 On the seventh day the priest shall return to inspect the house. If the mildew has spread on the walls,
40 the priest must order that the stones from those areas be removed. The contaminated material will then be thrown into an area outside the town designated as ceremonially unclean. 40 he is to order that the contaminated stones be torn out and thrown into an unclean place outside the town.
41 Next the inside walls of the entire house must be scraped thoroughly and the scrapings dumped in the unclean place outside the town. 41 He must have all the inside walls of the house scraped and the material that is scraped off dumped into an unclean place outside the town.
42 Other stones will be brought in to replace the ones that were removed, and the walls will be re-plastered." 42 Then they are to take other stones to replace these and take new clay and plaster the house.
43 "But if the mildew reappears after all these things have been done, 43 "If the mildew reappears in the house after the stones have been torn out and the house scraped and plastered,
44 the priest must return and inspect the house again. If he sees that the affected areas have spread, the walls are clearly contaminated with an infectious mildew, and the house is defiled. 44 the priest is to go and examine it and, if the mildew has spread in the house, it is a destructive mildew; the house is unclean.
45 It must be torn down, and all its stones, timbers, and plaster must be carried out of town to the place designated as ceremonially unclean. 45 It must be torn down--its stones, timbers and all the plaster--and taken out of the town to an unclean place.
46 Anyone who enters the house while it is closed will be considered ceremonially unclean until evening. 46 "Anyone who goes into the house while it is closed up will be unclean till evening.
47 All who sleep or eat in the house must wash their clothing." 47 Anyone who sleeps or eats in the house must wash his clothes.
48 "But if the priest returns for his inspection and finds that the affected areas have not reappeared after the fresh plastering, then he will pronounce the house clean because the infectious mildew is clearly gone. 48 "But if the priest comes to examine it and the mildew has not spread after the house has been plastered, he shall pronounce the house clean, because the mildew is gone.
49 To purify the house the priest will need two birds, some cedarwood, a scarlet cloth, and a hyssop branch. 49 To purify the house he is to take two birds and some cedar wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop.
50 He will slaughter one of the birds over a clay pot that is filled with fresh springwater. 50 He shall kill one of the birds over fresh water in a clay pot.
51 Then he will dip the cedarwood, the hyssop branch, the scarlet cloth, and the living bird into the blood of the slaughtered bird, and he will sprinkle the house seven times. 51 Then he is to take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet yarn and the live bird, dip them into the blood of the dead bird and the fresh water, and sprinkle the house seven times.
52 After he has purified the house in this way, 52 He shall purify the house with the bird's blood, the fresh water, the live bird, the cedar wood, the hyssop and the scarlet yarn.
53 he will release the living bird in the open fields outside the town. In this way, the priest will make atonement for the house, and it will be ceremonially clean." 53 Then he is to release the live bird in the open fields outside the town. In this way he will make atonement for the house, and it will be clean."
54 "These are the instructions for dealing with the various kinds of contagious skin disease and infectious mildew,* 54 These are the regulations for any infectious skin disease, for an itch,
55 whether in clothing, in a house, 55 for mildew in clothing or in a house,
56 in a swollen area of skin, in a skin rash, or in a shiny patch of skin. 56 and for a swelling, a rash or a bright spot,
57 These instructions must be followed when dealing with any contagious skin disease or infectious mildew, to determine when something is ceremonially clean or unclean." 57 to determine when something is clean or unclean. These are the regulations for infectious skin diseases and mildew.