45 “Anyone with such a defiling disease must wear torn clothes, let their hair be unkempt,[a] cover the lower part of their face and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’46 As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp.
5 The Lord said to Moses,2 “Command the Israelites to send away from the camp anyone who has a defiling skin disease[a] or a discharge of any kind, or who is ceremonially unclean because of a dead body.3 Send away male and female alike; send them outside the camp so they will not defile their camp, where I dwell among them.”4 The Israelites did so; they sent them outside the camp. They did just as the Lord had instructed Moses.
Numbers 5:2The Hebrew word for defiling skin disease, traditionally translated “leprosy,” was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
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