Leviticus 14 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God spoke to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "These are the instructions for the infected person at the time of his cleansing. First, bring him 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 The priest will take him outside the camp and make an examination; if the infected person has been healed of the serious 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 the priest will order two live, clean birds, some cedar wood, scarlet thread, and hyssop to be brought for the one to be cleansed. 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 him to kill one of the birds over fresh water in a clay pot. 5 Then the priest shall order that one of the birds be killed over fresh water in a clay pot.
6 The priest will then take the live bird with the cedar wood, the scarlet thread, and the hyssop and dip them in the blood of the dead bird over fresh water 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 and then sprinkle the person being cleansed from the serious skin disease seven times and pronounce him clean. Finally, he will release the live bird in the open field. 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 cleansed person, after washing his clothes, shaving off all his hair, and bathing with water, is clean. Afterwards he may again enter the camp, but he has to live outside his tent 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, he must shave off all his hair - from his head, beard, eyebrows, all of it. He then must wash his clothes and bathe all over with water. He will be 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 "The next day, the eighth day, he will bring two lambs without defect and a yearling ewe without defect, along with roughly six quarts of fine flour mixed with 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 The priest who pronounces him clean will place him and the materials for his offerings in the presence of God at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. 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 present it and the pint of oil as a Compensation-Offering and lift them up as a Wave-Offering before God. 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 slaughter the lamb in the place where the Absolution-Offering and the Whole-Burnt-Offering are slaughtered, in the Holy Place, because like the Absolution-Offering, the Compensation-Offering belongs to the priest; it is most holy. 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 now take some of the blood of the Compensation-Offering and put it on the right earlobe of the man being cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his 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 Following that he will take some oil and pour it into the palm of his 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 and then with the finger of his right hand sprinkle oil seven times before God. 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 put some of the remaining oil on the right earlobe of the one being cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, placing it on top of the blood of the Compensation-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 He will put the rest of the oil on the head of the man being cleansed and make atonement for him before God. 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 "Finally the priest will sacrifice the Absolution-Offering and make atonement for the one to be cleansed from his uncleanness, 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 with the Grain-Offering on the Altar. He has made atonement for him. He is clean. 20 and offer it on the altar, together with the grain offering, and make atonement for him, and he will be clean.
21 "If he is poor and cannot afford these offerings, he will bring one male lamb as a Compensation-Offering to be offered as a Wave-Offering to make atonement for him, and with it a couple of quarts of fine flour mixed with oil for a Grain-Offering, a pint of oil, 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 and two doves or pigeons which he can afford, one for an Absolution-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 he will bring them to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting before the presence of God. 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 Compensation-Offering together with the pint of oil and wave them before God as a Wave-Offering. 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 He will slaughter the lamb for the Compensation-Offering, 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. 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 pour some of the oil into the palm of his left hand, 26 The priest is to pour some of the oil into the palm of his own left hand,
27 and with his right finger sprinkle some of the oil from his palm seven times before God. 27 and with his right forefinger sprinkle some of the oil from his palm seven times before the LORD.
28 He will put some of the oil that is in his palm on the same places he put the blood of the Compensation-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. 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 priest will take what is left of the oil in his palm and put it on the head of the one to be cleansed, making atonement for him before God. 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 "At the last, he will sacrifice the doves or pigeons which are within his means, 30 Then he shall sacrifice the doves or the young pigeons, which the person can afford,
31 one as an Absolution-Offering and the other as a Whole-Burnt-Offering along with the Grain-Offering. Following this procedure the priest will make atonement for the one to be cleansed before God." 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 to be followed for anyone who has a serious skin disease and cannot afford the regular offerings for his 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 God spoke to Moses and Aaron, 33 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
34 "When you enter the land of Canaan, which I'm giving to you as a possession, and I put a serious fungus in a house in the land of your possession, 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 householder is to go and tell the priest, 'I have some kind of fungus in my house.' 35 the owner of the house must go and tell the priest, 'I have seen something that looks like mildew in my house.'
36 The priest is to order the house vacated until he can come to examine the fungus, so that nothing in the house is declared unclean. 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 When the priest comes and examines the house, if the fungus on the walls of the house has greenish or rusty swelling that appears to go deeper than the surface of the wall, 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 the priest is to walk out the door and shut the house 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 he is to come back and conduct another examination; if the fungus has spread in the walls of the house, 39 On the seventh day the priest shall return to inspect the house. If the mildew has spread on the walls,
40 he is to order that the stones affected by the fungus be torn out and thrown in a garbage dump outside the city. 40 he is to order that the contaminated stones be torn out and thrown into an unclean place outside the town.
41 He is to make sure the entire inside of the house is scraped and the plaster that is removed be taken away to the garbage dump outside the city. 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 Then he is to replace the stones and replaster the house. 42 Then they are to take other stones to replace these and take new clay and plaster the house.
43 "If the fungus breaks out again in the house after the stones have been torn out and the house has been scraped and plastered, 43 "If the mildew reappears in the house after the stones have been torn out and the house scraped and plastered,
44 the priest is to come and conduct an examination; if the fungus has spread, it is a malignant fungus. The house is unclean. 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 The house has to be demolished - its stones, wood, and plaster are to be removed to the garbage dump outside the city. 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 up is unclean until evening. 46 "Anyone who goes into the house while it is closed up will be unclean till evening.
47 Anyone who sleeps or eats in the house must wash his clothes. 47 Anyone who sleeps or eats in the house must wash his clothes.
48 "But if when the priest comes and conducts his examination, he finds that the fungus has not spread after the house has been replastered, the priest is to declare that the house is clean; the fungus is cured. 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 He then is to purify the house by taking two birds, some cedar wood, scarlet thread, and hyssop. 49 To purify the house he is to take two birds and some cedar wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop.
50 He will slaughter one bird over fresh water in a clay pot. 50 He shall kill one of the birds over fresh water in a clay pot.
51 Then he will take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet thread, and the living bird, dip them in the blood of the killed bird and the fresh water and 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 cleansing the house with the blood of the bird, the fresh water, the living bird, the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the scarlet thread. 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 Last of all, he will let the living bird loose outside the city in the open field. He has made atonement for the house; the house is 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 procedures to be followed for every kind of serious skin disease or itch, 54 These are the regulations for any infectious skin disease, for an itch,
55 for mildew or fungus on clothing or in a house, 55 for mildew in clothing or in a house,
56 and for a swelling or blister or shiny spot 56 and for a swelling, a rash or a bright spot,
57 in order to determine when it is unclean and when it is clean. These are the procedures regarding infectious skin diseases and mildew and fungus." 57 to determine when something is clean or unclean. These are the regulations for infectious skin diseases and mildew.