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Leviticus 15:1-18 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God spoke to Moses and Aaron, 1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
2 "Speak to the People of Israel. Tell them: When a man has a discharge from his genitals, the discharge is unclean. 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When any man has a bodily discharge, the discharge is unclean.
3 Whether it comes from a seepage or an obstruction he is unclean. He is unclean all the days his body has a seepage or an obstruction. 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 "Every bed on which he lies is ritually unclean, everything on which he sits is unclean. 4 " 'Any bed the man with a discharge lies on will be unclean, and anything he sits on will be unclean.
5 If someone touches his bed or sits on anything he's sat on, or touches the man with the discharge, he has to wash his clothes and bathe in water; he remains unclean until evening. 5 Anyone who touches his bed must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening.
6 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 7 " 'Whoever touches the man who has a discharge must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening.
8 "If the man with the discharge spits on someone who is clean, that person has to wash his clothes and bathe in water; he remains unclean until evening. 8 " 'If the man with the discharge spits on someone who is clean, that person must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening.
9 Every saddle on which the man with the discharge rides is unclean. 9 " 'Everything the man sits on when riding will be unclean,
10 Whoever touches anything that has been under him becomes unclean until evening. Anyone who carries such an object must wash his clothes and bathe with water; he remains unclean until evening. 10 and whoever touches any of the things that were under him will be unclean till evening; whoever picks up those things must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening.
11 If the one with the discharge touches someone without first rinsing his hands with water, the one touched must wash his clothes and bathe with water; he remains unclean until 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 "If a pottery container is touched by someone with a discharge, you must break it; a wooden article is to be rinsed in water. 12 " 'A clay pot that the man touches must be broken, and any wooden article is to be rinsed with water.
13 "When a person with a discharge is cleansed from it, he is to count off seven days for his cleansing, wash his clothes, and bathe in running water. Then he is clean. 13 " 'When a man is cleansed from his discharge, he is to count off seven days for his ceremonial cleansing; he must wash his clothes and bathe himself with fresh water, and he will be clean.
14 On the eighth day he is to take two doves or two pigeons and come before God at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting and give them to the priest. 14 On the eighth day he must take two doves or two young pigeons and come before the LORD to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and give them to the priest.
15 The priest then offers one as an Absolution-Offering and one as a Whole-Burnt-Offering and makes atonement for him in the presence of God because of his discharge. 15 The priest is to sacrifice them, the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. In this way he will make atonement before the LORD for the man because of his discharge.
16 "When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his entire body in water; he remains unclean until evening. 16 " 'When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening.
17 Every piece of clothing and everything made of leather which gets semen on it must be washed with water; it remains unclean until evening. 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 sleeps with a woman and has an emission of semen, both are to wash in water; they remain unclean until evening. 18 When a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, both must bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.