11 it is a chronic skin disease(A) and the priest shall pronounce them unclean. He is not to isolate them, because they are already unclean.

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“Command the Israelites to send away from the camp anyone who has a defiling skin disease[a](A) or a discharge(B) of any kind, or who is ceremonially unclean(C) because of a dead body.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 5:2 The Hebrew word for defiling skin disease, traditionally translated “leprosy,” was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

Send away male and female alike; send them outside the camp so they will not defile their camp, where I dwell among them.(A)

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14 The Lord replied to Moses, “If her father had spit in her face,(A) would she not have been in disgrace for seven days? Confine her outside the camp(B) for seven days; after that she can be brought back.”

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15 So Miriam was confined outside the camp(A) for seven days,(B) and the people did not move on till she was brought back.

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20 But if those who are unclean do not purify themselves, they must be cut off from the community, because they have defiled(A) the sanctuary of the Lord.(B) The water of cleansing has not been sprinkled on them, and they are unclean.(C)

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24 On the seventh day wash your clothes and you will be clean.(A) Then you may come into the camp.(B)

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21 King Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in a separate house[a](A)—leprous, and banned from the temple of the Lord. Jotham his son had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 26:21 Or in a house where he was relieved of responsibilities