Leviticus 13:15

15 The priest must make this pronouncement as soon as he sees an open sore, since open sores indicate the presence of a skin disease.

Leviticus 13:15 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 13:15

And the priest shall see the raw flesh
Or when he sees it, the person being brought to him to be viewed:

and pronounce him to be unclean;
or shall pronounce him to be unclean:

[for] the raw flesh [is] unclean;
made a man so in a ceremonial sense; (See Gill on Leviticus 13:10);

it [is] a leprosy;
wherever any quick raw flesh appears in a swelling.

Leviticus 13:15 In-Context

13 When the priest examines the infected person and finds that the disease covers the entire body, he will pronounce the person ceremonially clean. Since the skin has turned completely white, the person is clean.
14 But if any open sores appear, the infected person will be pronounced ceremonially unclean.
15 The priest must make this pronouncement as soon as he sees an open sore, since open sores indicate the presence of a skin disease.
16 However, if the open sores heal and turn white like the rest of the skin, the person must return to the priest
17 for another examination. If the affected areas have indeed turned white, the priest will then pronounce the person ceremonially clean by declaring, ‘You are clean!’