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Leviticus 14:35

35 the owner of the house must go and tell the priest, ‘I have seen something that looks like a defiling mold in my house.’

Read Leviticus 14:35 Using Other Translations

And he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, It seemeth to me there is as it were a plague in the house:
then he who owns the house shall come and tell the priest, 'There seems to me to be some case of disease in my house.'
The owner of such a house must then go to the priest and say, ‘It appears that my house has some kind of mildew.’

What does Leviticus 14:35 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Leviticus 14:35

And he that owneth the house shall come, and tell the priest,
&c.] As soon as he observes any sign of leprosy in it, or which gives him a suspicion of it: saying, it seemeth unto me [there is] as it were a plague in the
house;
he must not say expressly there is one, how certain soever he may be of it, because the matter must be determined by a priest: so runs the Jewish canon F9, he whose the house is comes and declares to the priest, saying, there appears to me as a plague in the house; and though he is a wise man, and knows that there is a plague certainly, he may not determine, and say, there appears to me a plague in the house, but there appears to me as it were a plague in the house; it looks like one, there is some reason to suspect it.


FOOTNOTES:

F9 Misn. Negaim, c. 12. sect. 5. Jarchi in loc.
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