1Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,2"This shall be the law of the leper for the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought to the priest.3And the priest shall go out of the camp, and the priest shall examine him; and indeed, if the leprosy is healed in the leper,4then the priest shall command to take for him who is to be cleansed two living and clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop.5And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water.6As for the living bird, he shall take it, the cedar wood and the scarlet and the hyssop, and dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water.7And he shall sprinkle it seven times on him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose in the open field.8He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean. After that he shall come into the camp, and shall stay outside his tent seven days.9But on the seventh day he shall shave all the hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows--all his hair he shall shave off. He shall wash his clothes and wash his body in water, and he shall be clean.10"And on the eighth day he shall take two male lambs without blemish, one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish, three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering, and one log of oil.11Then the priest who makes him clean shall present the man who is to be made clean, and those things, before the Lord, at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.12And the priest shall take one male lamb and offer it as a trespass offering, and the log of oil, and wave them as a wave offering before the Lord.13Then he shall kill the lamb in the place where he kills the sin offering and the burnt offering, in a holy place; for as the sin offering is the priest's, so is the trespass offering. It is most holy.14The priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and the priest shall put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.15And the priest shall take some of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand.16Then the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle some of the oil with his finger seven times before the Lord.17And of the rest of the oil in his hand, the priest shall put some on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the blood of the trespass offering.18The rest of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall put on the head of him who is to be cleansed. So the priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord.19Then the priest shall offer the sin offering, and make atonement for him who is to be cleansed from his uncleanness. Afterward he shall kill the burnt offering.20And the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the grain offering on the altar. So the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be clean.21"But if he is poor and cannot afford it, then he shall take one male lamb as a trespass offering to be waved, to make atonement for him, one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering, a log of oil,22and two turtledoves or two young pigeons, such as he is able to afford: one shall be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.23He shall bring them to the priest on the eighth day for his cleansing, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, before the Lord.24And the priest shall take the lamb of the trespass offering and the log of oil, and the priest shall wave them as a wave offering before the Lord.25Then he shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering, and the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering and put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.26And the priest shall pour some of the oil into the palm of his own left hand.27Then the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil that is in his left hand seven times before the Lord.28And the priest shall put some of the oil that is in his hand on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of the right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the place of the blood of the trespass offering.29The rest of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall put on the head of him who is to be cleansed, to make atonement for him before the Lord.30And he shall offer one of the turtledoves or young pigeons, such as he can afford--31such as he is able to afford, the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, with the grain offering. So the priest shall make atonement for him who is to be cleansed before the Lord.32This is the law for one who had a leprous sore, who cannot afford the usual cleansing."33And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:34"When you have come into the land of Canaan, which I give you as a possession, and I put the leprous plague in a house in the land of your possession,35and he who owns the house comes and tells the priest, saying, 'It seems to me that there is some plague in the house,'36then the priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest goes into it to examine the plague, that all that is in the house may not be made unclean; and afterward the priest shall go in to examine the house.37And he shall examine the plague; and indeed if the plague is on the walls of the house with ingrained streaks, greenish or reddish, which appear to be deep in the wall,38then the priest shall go out of the house, to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days.39And the priest shall come again on the seventh day and look; and indeed if the plague has spread on the walls of the house,40then the priest shall command that they take away the stones in which is the plague, and they shall cast them into an unclean place outside the city.41And he shall cause the house to be scraped inside, all around, and the dust that they scrape off they shall pour out in an unclean place outside the city.42Then they shall take other stones and put them in the place of those stones, and he shall take other mortar and plaster the house.43"Now if the plague comes back and breaks out in the house, after he has taken away the stones, after he has scraped the house, and after it is plastered,44then the priest shall come and look; and indeed if the plague has spread in the house, it is an active leprosy in the house. It is unclean.45And he shall break down the house, its stones, its timber, and all the plaster of the house, and he shall carry them outside the city to an unclean place.46Moreover he who goes into the house at all while it is shut up shall be unclean until evening.47And he who lies down in the house shall wash his clothes, and he who eats in the house shall wash his clothes.48"But if the priest comes in and examines it, and indeed the plague has not spread in the house after the house was plastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.49And he shall take, to cleanse the house, two birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop.50Then he shall kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water;51and he shall take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times.52And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird and the running water and the living bird, with the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the scarlet.53Then he shall let the living bird loose outside the city in the open field, and make atonement for the house, and it shall be clean.54"This is the law for any leprous sore and scale,55for the leprosy of a garment and of a house,56for a swelling and a scab and a bright spot,57to teach when it is unclean and when it is clean. This is the law of leprosy."
1At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. And His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.2And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, "Look, Your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath!"3But He said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him:4how he entered the house of God and ate the showbread which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?5Or have you not read in the law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless?6Yet I say to you that in this place there is One greater than the temple.7But if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.8For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."9Now when He had departed from there, He went into their synagogue.10And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. And they asked Him, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"--that they might accuse Him.11Then He said to them, "What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out?12Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath."13Then He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other.14Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.15But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.16Yet He warned them not to make Him known,17that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:18"Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased! I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.19He will not quarrel nor cry out, Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.20A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench, Till He sends forth justice to victory;21And in His name Gentiles will trust."
1As snow in summer and rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.2Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, So a curse without cause shall not alight.3A whip for the horse, A bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the fool's back.4Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him.5Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes.6He who sends a message by the hand of a fool Cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.7Like the legs of the lame that hang limp Is a proverb in the mouth of fools.8Like one who binds a stone in a sling Is he who gives honor to a fool.9Like a thorn that goes into the hand of a drunkard Is a proverb in the mouth of fools.10The great God who formed everything Gives the fool his hire and the transgressor his wages. 11As a dog returns to his own vomit, So a fool repeats his folly.12Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.13The lazy man says, "There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion is in the streets!"14As a door turns on its hinges, So does the lazy man on his bed.15The lazy man buries his hand in the bowl; It wearies him to bring it back to his mouth.16The lazy man is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can answer sensibly.17He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own Is like one who takes a dog by the ears.18Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death,19Is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, "I was only joking!"20Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; And where there is no talebearer, strife ceases.21As charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.22The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, And they go down into the inmost body.23Fervent lips with a wicked heart Are like earthenware covered with silver dross.24He who hates, disguises it with his lips, And lays up deceit within himself;25When he speaks kindly, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart;26Though his hatred is covered by deceit, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.27Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.28A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it, And a flattering mouth works ruin.