“When anyone has a swelling(A) or a rash or a shiny spot(B) on their skin that may be a defiling skin disease,[a](C) they must be brought to Aaron the priest(D) or to one of his sons[b] who is a priest.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 13:2 The Hebrew word for defiling skin disease, traditionally translated “leprosy,” was used for various diseases affecting the skin; here and throughout verses 3-46.
  2. Leviticus 13:2 Or descendants

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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10 When the cloud lifted from above the tent,(A) Miriam’s skin was leprous[a]—it became as white as snow.(B) Aaron turned toward her and saw that she had a defiling skin disease,(C)

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  1. Numbers 12:10 The Hebrew for leprous was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

Remember what the Lord your God did to Miriam along the way after you came out of Egypt.(A)

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Naaman Healed of Leprosy

Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram.(A) He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.[a](B)

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  1. 2 Kings 5:1 The Hebrew for leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin; also in verses 3, 6, 7, 11 and 27.

27 Naaman’s leprosy(A) will cling to you and to your descendants forever.” Then Gehazi(B) went from Elisha’s presence and his skin was leprous—it had become as white as snow.(C)

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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