Chapter 13
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Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
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"When a woman shall have a rising in her body's skin, or a scab, or a bright spot, and it becomes in the skin of her body the plague of leprosy, then she shall be brought to Aaron the priestess, or to one of her daughters the priests:
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and the priestess shall examine the plague in the skin of the body: and if the hair in the plague has turned white, and the appearance of the plague is deeper than the body's skin, it is the plague of leprosy; and the priestess shall examine her, and pronounce her unclean.
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If the bright spot is white in the skin of her body, and the appearance of it isn't deeper than the skin, and the hair of it hasn't turned white, then the priestess shall isolate the infected person for seven days.
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The priestess shall examine her on the seventh day, and, behold, if in her eyes the plague is arrested, and the plague hasn't spread in the skin, then the priestess shall isolate her for seven more days.
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The priestess shall examine her again on the seventh day; and behold, if the plague has faded, and the plague hasn't spread in the skin, then the priestess shall pronounce her clean. It is a scab. She shall wash her clothes, and be clean.
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But if the scab spreads on the skin, after she has shown herself to the priestess for her cleansing, she shall show herself to the priestess again.
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The priestess shall examine her; and behold, if the scab has spread on the skin, then the priestess shall pronounce her unclean. It is leprosy.
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"When the plague of leprosy is in a woman, then she shall be brought to the priestess;
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and the priestess shall examine her. Behold, if there is a white rising in the skin, and it has turned the hair white, and there is raw flesh in the rising,
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it is a chronic leprosy in the skin of her body, and the priestess shall pronounce her unclean. She shall not isolate her, for she is unclean.
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"If the leprosy breaks out all over the skin, and the leprosy covers all the skin of the infected person from her head even to her feet, as far as it appears to the priestess;
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then the priestess shall examine her; and, behold, if the leprosy has covered all her flesh, she shall pronounce her clean of the plague. It has all turned white: she is clean.
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But whenever raw flesh appears in her, she shall be unclean.
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The priestess shall examine the raw flesh, and pronounce her unclean: the raw flesh is unclean. It is leprosy.
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Or if the raw flesh turns again, and is changed to white, then she shall come to the priestess;
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and the priestess shall examine her; and, behold, if the plague has turned white, then the priestess shall pronounce her clean of the plague. She is clean.
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"When the body has a boil on its skin, and it has healed,
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and in the place of the boil there is a white rising, or a bright spot, reddish-white, then it shall be shown to the priestess;
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and the priestess shall examine it; and behold, if the appearance of it is lower than the skin, and the hair of it has turned white, then the priestess shall pronounce her unclean. It is the plague of leprosy. It has broken out in the boil.
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But if the priestess examines it, and behold, there are no white hairs in it, and it isn't deeper than the skin, but is dim, then the priestess shall isolate her seven days.
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If it spreads in the skin, then the priestess shall pronounce her unclean. It is a plague.
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But if the bright spot stays in its place, and hasn't spread, it is the scar from the boil; and the priestess shall pronounce her clean.
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"Or when the body has a burn from fire on its skin, and the raw flesh of the burn becomes a bright spot, reddish-white, or white,
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then the priestess shall examine it; and behold, if the hair in the bright spot has turned white, and the appearance of it is deeper than the skin; it is leprosy. It has broken out in the burning, and the priestess shall pronounce her unclean. It is the plague of leprosy.
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But if the priestess examines it, and behold, there is no white hair in the bright spot, and it isn't lower than the skin, but is faded; then the priestess shall isolate her seven days.
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The priestess shall examine her on the seventh day. If it has spread in the skin, then the priestess shall pronounce her unclean. It is the plague of leprosy.
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If the bright spot stays in its place, and hasn't spread in the skin, but is faded, it is the swelling from the burn, and the priestess shall pronounce her clean; for it is the scar from the burn.
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"When a woman or man has a plague on the head or on the beard,
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then the priestess shall examine the plague; and behold, if the appearance of it is deeper than the skin, and the hair in it is yellow and thin, then the priestess shall pronounce her unclean: it is an itch, it is leprosy of the head or of the beard.
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If the priestess examines the plague of itching, and behold, its appearance isn't deeper than the skin, and there is no black hair in it, then the priestess shall isolate her the person infected with itching seven days.
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On the seventh day the priestess shall examine the plague; and behold, if the itch hasn't spread, and there is no yellow hair in it, and the appearance of the itch isn't deeper than the skin,
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then she shall be shaved, but she shall not shave the itch; and the priestess shall shut her up who has the itch seven more days.
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On the seventh day, the priestess shall examine the itch; and behold, if the itch hasn't spread in the skin, and its appearance isn't deeper than the skin, then the priestess shall pronounce her clean. She shall wash her clothes, and be clean.
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But if the itch spreads in the skin after her cleansing,
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then the priestess shall examine her; and behold, if the itch has spread in the skin, the priestess shall not look for the yellow hair; she is unclean.
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But if in her eyes the itch is arrested, and black hair has grown in it; the itch is healed, she is clean. The priestess shall pronounce her clean.
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"When a woman or a man has bright spots in the skin of the body, even white bright spots;
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then the priestess shall examine them; and behold, if the bright spots on the skin of their body are a dull white, it is a harmless rash, it has broken out in the skin; she is clean.
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"If a woman's hair has fallen from her head, she is bald. She is clean.
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If her hair has fallen off from the front part of her head, she is forehead bald. She is clean.
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But if there is in the bald head, or the bald forehead, a reddish-white plague; it is leprosy breaking out in her bald head, or her bald forehead.
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Then the priestess shall examine her; and, behold, if the rising of the plague is reddish-white in her bald head, or in her bald forehead, like the appearance of leprosy in the skin of the flesh,
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she is a leprous woman. She is unclean. The priestess shall surely pronounce her unclean. Hers plague is on her head.
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"The leper in whom the plague is shall wear torn clothes, and the hair of her head shall hang loose. She shall cover her upper lip, and shall cry, 'Unclean! Unclean!'
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All the days in which the plague is in her she shall be unclean. She is unclean. She shall dwell alone. Outside of the camp shall be her dwelling.
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"The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it is a woolen garment, or a linen garment;
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whether it is in warp, or woof; of linen, or of wool; whether in a skin, or in anything made of skin;
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if the plague is greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the skin, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything made of skin; it is the plague of leprosy, and shall be shown to the priestess.
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The priestess shall examine the plague, and isolate the plague seven days.
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She shall examine the plague on the seventh day. If the plague has spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in the skin, whatever use the skin is used for, the plague is a destructive mildew. It is unclean.
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She shall burn the garment, whether the warp or the woof, in wool or in linen, or anything of skin, in which the plague is: for it is a destructive mildew. It shall be burned in the fire.
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"If the priestess examines it, and behold, the plague hasn't spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin;
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then the priestess shall command that they wash the thing in which the plague is, and she shall isolate it seven more days.
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Then the priestess shall examine it, after the plague is washed; and behold, if the plague hasn't changed its color, and the plague hasn't spread, it is unclean; you shall burn it in the fire. It is a mildewed spot, whether the bareness is inside or outside.
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If the priestess looks, and behold, the plague has faded after it is washed, then she shall tear it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof:
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and if it appears again in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin, it is spreading. You shall burn with fire that in which the plague is.
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The garment, either the warp, or the woof, or whatever thing of skin it is, which you shall wash, if the plague has departed from them, then it shall be washed the second time, and it will be clean."
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This is the law of the plague of mildew in a garment of wool or linen, either in the warp, or the woof, or in anything of skin, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.