Lev 13:1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,

Vv 1-38 Cover regulations concering various skin diseases, often collectively referred to as leprosy.

‘The Hebrew word translated, “leprosy,” in Leviticus 13 is a general term used to describe a number of different skin eruptions. Although true leprosy occurred in ancient times and often caused changes in the skin, many of the persons brought to the priests undoubtedly suffered from more common bacterial and fungal infections of the skin. The priests had the duty of determining, on the basis of repeated examination, which of these eruptions posed a threat to others. They had the authority to isolate persons with suspected dangerous diseases from the community.’ (Holman)

Lev 13:2 “When anyone has a swelling or a rash or a bright spot on his skin that may become an infectious skin disease, he must be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons who is a priest.

Infectious skin disease – ‘Or leprosy. From a root that means “to strike,” referring to a scaly condition of the skin or of inanimate objects, or to a disease that was sometimes serious. Though the word includes modern leprosy (Hansen’s disease), in humans it referred to many other kinds of skin eruptions as well. The symptoms described in verses 2, 6, 10, 18, 30, and 39 are not sufficient to diagnose precisely the various skin conditions referred to. Isolation and observation were required in all suspected cases. Though the leper is always described in Scripture as ceremonially unclean rather than sinful, the fact that leprosy was a “stroke” from God, something loathsome to which stigma and taboo were attached, strongly suggests that it may have served as an illustration of sin (cf. Isa. 1:6; Ps. 51:7).’ (Ryrie)

Lev 13:3 The priest is to examine the sore on his skin, and if the hair in the sore has turned white and the sore appears to be more than skin deep, it is an infectious skin disease. When the priest examines him, he shall pronounce him ceremonially unclean.

Lev 13:4 If the spot on his skin is white but does not appear to be more than skin deep and the hair in it has not turned white, the priest is to put the infected person in isolation for seven days.

Lev 13:5 On the seventh day the priest is to examine him, and if he sees that the sore is unchanged and has not spread in the skin, he is to keep him in isolation another seven days.

Lev 13:6 On the seventh day the priest is to examine him again, and if the sore has faded and has not spread in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean; it is only a rash. The man must wash his clothes, and he will be clean.

Lev 13:7 But if the rash does spread in his skin after he has shown himself to the priest to be pronounced clean, he must appear before the priest again.

Lev 13:8 The priest is to examine him, and if the rash has spread in the skin, he shall pronounce him unclean; it is an infectious disease.

Lev 13:9 “When anyone has an infectious skin disease, he must be brought to the priest.

Lev 13:10 The priest is to examine him, and if there is a white swelling in the skin that has turned the hair white and if there is raw flesh in the swelling,

Lev 13:11 it is a chronic skin disease and the priest shall pronounce him unclean. He is not to put him in isolation, because he is already unclean.

Lev 13:12 “If the disease breaks out all over his skin and, so far as the priest can see, it covers all the skin of the infected person from head to foot,

Lev 13:13 the priest is to examine him, and if the disease has covered his whole body, he shall pronounce that person clean. Since it has all turned white, he is clean.

Lev 13:14 But whenever raw flesh appears on him, he will be unclean.

Lev 13:15 When the priest sees the raw flesh, he shall pronounce him unclean. The raw flesh is unclean; he has an infectious disease.

Lev 13:16 Should the raw flesh change and turn white, he must go to the priest.

Lev 13:17 The priest is to examine him, and if the sores have turned white, the priest shall pronounce the infected person clean; then he will be clean.

Lev 13:18 “When someone has a boil on his skin and it heals,

Lev 13:19 and in the place where the boil was, a white swelling or reddish-white spot appears, he must present himself to the priest.

Lev 13:20 The priest is to examine it, and if it appears to be more than skin deep and the hair in it has turned white, the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is an infectious skin disease that has broken out where the boil was.

Lev 13:21 But if, when the priest examines it, there is no white hair in it and it is not more than skin deep and has faded, then the priest is to put him in isolation for seven days.

Lev 13:22 If it is spreading in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is infectious.

Lev 13:23 But if the spot is unchanged and has not spread, it is only a scar from the boil, and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

Lev 13:24 “When someone has a burn on his skin and a reddish-white or white spot appears in the raw flesh of the burn,

Lev 13:25 the priest is to examine the spot, and if the hair in it has turned white, and it appears to be more than skin deep, it is an infectious disease that has broken out in the burn. The priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is an infectious skin disease.

Lev 13:26 But if the priest examines it and there is no white hair in the spot and if it is not more than skin deep and has faded, then the priest is to put him in isolation for seven days.

Lev 13:27 On the seventh day the priest is to examine him, and if it is spreading in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is an infectious skin disease.

Lev 13:28 If, however, the spot is unchanged and has not spread in the skin but has faded, it is a swelling from the burn, and the priest shall pronounce him clean; it is only a scar from the burn.

Lev 13:29 “If a man or woman has a sore on the head or on the chin,

Lev 13:30 the priest is to examine the sore, and if it appears to be more than skin deep and the hair in it is yellow and thin, the priest shall pronounce that person unclean; it is an itch, an infectious disease of the head or chin.

Lev 13:31 But if, when the priest examines this kind of sore, it does not seem to be more than skin deep and there is no black hair in it, then the priest is to put the infected person in isolation for seven days.

Lev 13:32 On the seventh day the priest is to examine the sore, and if the itch has not spread and there is no yellow hair in it and it does not appear to be more than skin deep,

Lev 13:33 he must be shaved except for the diseased area, and the priest is to keep him in isolation another seven days.

Lev 13:34 On the seventh day the priest is to examine the itch, and if it has not spread in the skin and appears to be no more than skin deep, the priest shall pronounce him clean. He must wash his clothes, and he will be clean.

Lev 13:35 But if the itch does spread in the skin after he is pronounced clean,

Lev 13:36 the priest is to examine him, and if the itch has spread in the skin, the priest does not need to look for yellow hair; the person is unclean.

Lev 13:37 If, however, in his judgment it is unchanged and black hair has grown in it, the itch is healed. He is clean, and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

Lev 13:38 “When a man or woman has white spots on the skin,

Lev 13:39 the priest is to examine them, and if the spots are dull white, it is a harmless rash that has broken out on the skin; that person is clean.

Lev 13:40 “When a man has lost his hair and is bald, he is clean.

Lev 13:41 If he has lost his hair from the front of his scalp and has a bald forehead, he is clean.

Lev 13:42 But if he has a reddish-white sore on his bald head or forehead, it is an infectious disease breaking out on his head or forehead.

Lev 13:43 The priest is to examine him, and if the swollen sore on his head or forehead is reddish-white like an infectious skin disease,

Lev 13:44 the man is diseased and is unclean. The priest shall pronounce him unclean because of the sore on his head.

Lev 13:45 “The person with such an infectious disease must wear torn clothes, let his hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of his face and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’

Lev 13:46 As long as he has the infection he remains unclean. He must live alone; he must live outside the camp.

Lev 13:47 “If any clothing is contaminated with mildew–any woolen or linen clothing,

Lev 13:48 any woven or knitted material of linen or wool, any leather or anything made of leather–

Lev 13:49 and if the contamination in the clothing, or leather, or woven or knitted material, or any leather article, is greenish or reddish, it is a spreading mildew and must be shown to the priest.

Lev 13:50 The priest is to examine the mildew and isolate the affected article for seven days.

Lev 13:51 On the seventh day he is to examine it, and if the mildew has spread in the clothing, or the woven or knitted material, or the leather, whatever its use, it is a destructive mildew; the article is unclean.

Lev 13:52 He must burn up the clothing, or the woven or knitted material of wool or linen, or any leather article that has the contamination in it, because the mildew is destructive; the article must be burned up.

Lev 13:53 “But if, when the priest examines it, the mildew has not spread in the clothing, or the woven or knitted material, or the leather article,

Lev 13:54 he shall order that the contaminated article be washed. Then he is to isolate it for another seven days.

Lev 13:55 After the affected article has been washed, the priest is to examine it, and if the mildew has not changed its appearance, even though it has not spread, it is unclean. Burn it with fire, whether the mildew has affected one side or the other.

Lev 13:56 If, when the priest examines it, the mildew has faded after the article has been washed, he is to tear the contaminated part out of the clothing, or the leather, or the woven or knitted material.

Lev 13:57 But if it reappears in the clothing, or in the woven or knitted material, or in the leather article, it is spreading, and whatever has the mildew must be burned with fire.

Lev 13:58 The clothing, or the woven or knitted material, or any leather article that has been washed and is rid of the mildew, must be washed again, and it will be clean.”

Lev 13:59 These are the regulations concerning contamination by mildew in woolen or linen clothing, woven or knitted material, or any leather article, for pronouncing them clean or unclean.

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