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Vayikra 14:2-32 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

This shall be the torat hametzora in the yom of his tohorah: he shall be brought unto the kohen;

And the kohen shall go forth outside the machaneh; and the kohen shall examine, and, hinei, if the nega tzara’at be healed in the afflicted person,

Then shall the kohen command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and tehorot (clean ones), and cedar wood, and scarlet thread, and hyssop;

And the kohen shall command that one of the birds be shachat in a clay vessel over mayim chayyim (running water);

As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet thread, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the dahm of the bird that was killed (shachat) over the mayim chayyim (running water);

And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be made tahor from the tzara’at seven times, and shall pronounce him tahor, and shall release the living bird into the open field.

And he that is to be made tahor shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and wash himself in mayim, that he may be tahor; and after that he shall come into the machaneh, and shall wait outside of his ohel seven days.

But it shall be on the yom hashevi’i, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave off; and he shall wash his clothes, also he shall wash his basar in mayim, and he shall be tahor.

10 And on the yom hashemini he shall take two kevasim temimim and one ewe lamb of the first year temimah, and three tenths of an ephah of fine flour for a minchah, mixed with shemen, and one log of shemen.

11 And the kohen who purifies shall present the ish that is to be made tahor, and those things, before Hashem, at the entrance of the Ohel Mo’ed;

12 And the kohen shall take one keves (lamb), and sacrifice him for an asham (trespass offering), and the log of shemen, and wave them for a tenufah (wave offering) before Hashem;

13 And he shall slaughter (shachat) the keves in the place where he shall slaughter (shachat) the chattat (sin offering) and the olah (burnt offering), in the mekom hakodesh; for as the chattat (sin offering) belongs to the kohen, so does the asham (trespass offering); it is kodesh kodashim;

14 And the kohen shall take some of the dahm of the asham (trespass offering), and the kohen shall put it upon the lobe of the right ear of him that is to be made tahor, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the bohen of his right foot;

15 And the kohen shall take some of the log of shemen, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand;

16 And the kohen shall dip his right forefinger in the shemen that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle of the shemen with his forefinger seven times before Hashem;

17 And of the rest of the shemen that is in his hand shall the kohen put upon the lobe of the right ear of him that is to be made tahor, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the bohen of his right foot, upon the dahm of the asham (trespass offering);

18 And the remnant of the shemen that is in the kohen’s hand he shall pour upon the head of him that is to be made tahor; and the kohen shall make kapporah for him before Hashem.

19 And the kohen shall offer the chattat (sin offering), and make kapporah for him that is to be made tahor from his tumah (uncleanness); and afterward he shall slaughter (shachat) the olah (burnt offering);

20 And the kohen shall offer the olah (burnt offering) and the minchah upon the Mizbe’ach; and the kohen shall make kapporah for him, and he shall be tahor.

21 And if he be poor, and cannot afford otherwise, then he shall take one keves for an asham (trespass offering) to be waved, to make kapporah for him, and one tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with shemen for a minchah, and a log of shemen;

22 And two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to afford; and the one shall be a chattat (sin offering), and the other an olah (burnt offering).

23 And he shall bring them on the yom hashemini for his tohorah unto the kohen, unto the entrance of the Ohel Mo’ed before Hashem.

24 And the kohen shall take the keves (lamb) of the asham (trespass offering), and the log of shemen, and the kohen shall wave them for a tenufah (wave offering) before Hashem;

25 And he shall slaughter (shachat) the keves of the asham (trespass offering), and the kohen shall take some of the dahm of the asham (trespass offering), and put it upon the lobe of the right ear of him that is to be made tahor, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the bohen of his right foot;

26 And the kohen shall pour of the shemen into the palm of his own left hand;

27 And the kohen shall sprinkle with his right forefinger some of the shemen that is in his left hand seven times before Hashem;

28 And the kohen shall put of the shemen that is in his hand upon the lobe of the right ear of him that is to made tahor, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the bohen of his right foot, upon the mekom (place) of the dahm of the asham (trespass offering);

29 And the rest of the shemen that is in the kohen’s hand he shall put upon the head of him that is to be made tahor, to make kapporah for him before Hashem.

30 And he shall sacrifice the one of the torim (turtledoves), or of the young pigeons, such as he can afford;

31 Even such as he is able to afford, the one for a chattat (sin offering), and the other for an olah, with the minchah; and the kohen shall make kapporah for him that is to be made tahor before Hashem.

32 This is the torah of him in whom is the nega tzara’at, who cannot afford that which pertaineth to his tohorah (cleansing).

Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

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Leviticus 14:2-32 New International Version (NIV)

“These are the regulations for any diseased person at the time of their ceremonial cleansing, when they are brought to the priest: The priest is to go outside the camp and examine them. If they have been healed of their defiling skin disease,[a] the priest shall order that two live clean birds and some cedar wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop be brought for the person to be cleansed. Then the priest shall order that one of the birds be killed over fresh water in a clay pot. He is then to take the live bird and dip it, together with the cedar wood, the scarlet yarn and the hyssop, into the blood of the bird that was killed over the fresh water. Seven times he shall sprinkle the one to be cleansed of the defiling disease, and then pronounce them clean. After that, he is to release the live bird in the open fields.

“The person to be cleansed must wash their clothes, shave off all their hair and bathe with water; then they will be ceremonially clean. After this they may come into the camp, but they must stay outside their tent for seven days. On the seventh day they must shave off all their hair; they must shave their head, their beard, their eyebrows and the rest of their hair. They must wash their clothes and bathe themselves with water, and they will be clean.

10 “On the eighth day they must bring two male lambs and one ewe lamb a year old, each without defect, along with three-tenths of an ephah[b] of the finest flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, and one log[c] of oil. 11 The priest who pronounces them clean shall present both the one to be cleansed and their offerings before the Lord at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

12 “Then the priest is to take one of the male lambs and offer it as a guilt offering, along with the log of oil; he shall wave them before the Lord as a wave offering. 13 He is to slaughter the lamb in the sanctuary area where the sin offering[d] and the burnt offering are slaughtered. Like the sin offering, the guilt offering belongs to the priest; it is most holy. 14 The priest is to take some of the blood of the guilt offering and put it on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot. 15 The priest shall then take some of the log of oil, pour it in the palm of his own left hand, 16 dip his right forefinger into the oil in his palm, and with his finger sprinkle some of it before the Lord seven times. 17 The priest is to put some of the oil remaining in his palm on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot, on top of the blood of the guilt offering. 18 The rest of the oil in his palm the priest shall put on the head of the one to be cleansed and make atonement for them before the Lord.

19 “Then the priest is to sacrifice the sin offering and make atonement for the one to be cleansed from their uncleanness. After that, the priest shall slaughter the burnt offering 20 and offer it on the altar, together with the grain offering, and make atonement for them, and they will be clean.

21 “If, however, they are poor and cannot afford these, they must take one male lamb as a guilt offering to be waved to make atonement for them, together with a tenth of an ephah[e] of the finest flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, a log of oil, 22 and two doves or two young pigeons, such as they can afford, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.

23 “On the eighth day they must bring them for their cleansing to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting, before the Lord. 24 The priest is to take the lamb for the guilt offering, together with the log of oil, and wave them before the Lord as a wave offering. 25 He shall slaughter the lamb for the guilt offering and take some of its blood and put it on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot. 26 The priest is to pour some of the oil into the palm of his own left hand, 27 and with his right forefinger sprinkle some of the oil from his palm seven times before the Lord. 28 Some of the oil in his palm he is to put on the same places he put the blood of the guilt offering—on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot. 29 The rest of the oil in his palm the priest shall put on the head of the one to be cleansed, to make atonement for them before the Lord. 30 Then he shall sacrifice the doves or the young pigeons, such as the person can afford, 31 one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, together with the grain offering. In this way the priest will make atonement before the Lord on behalf of the one to be cleansed.

32 These are the regulations for anyone who has a defiling skin disease and who cannot afford the regular offerings for their cleansing.

Footnotes:

  1. Leviticus 14:3 The Hebrew word for defiling skin disease, traditionally translated “leprosy,” was used for various diseases affecting the skin; also in verses 7, 32, 54 and 57.
  2. Leviticus 14:10 That is, probably about 11 pounds or about 5 kilograms
  3. Leviticus 14:10 That is, about 1/3 quart or about 0.3 liter; also in verses 12, 15, 21 and 24
  4. Leviticus 14:13 Or purification offering; also in verses 19, 22 and 31
  5. Leviticus 14:21 That is, probably about 3 1/2 pounds or about 1.6 kilograms
New International Version (NIV)

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