Leviticus 13:1-59, NLT
Serious Skin Diseases
1The Lord said to Moses and Aaron,
4“But if the affected area of the skin is only a white discoloration and does not appear to be more than skin-deep, and if the hair on the spot has not turned white, the priest will quarantine the person for seven days.
9“Anyone who develops a serious skin disease must go to the priest for an examination.
12“Now suppose the disease has spread all over the person’s skin, covering the body from head to foot.
18“If anyone has a boil on the skin that has started to heal,
24“If anyone has suffered a burn on the skin and the burned area changes color, becoming either reddish white or shiny white,
29“If anyone, either a man or woman, has a sore on the head or chin,
38“If anyone, either a man or woman, has shiny white patches on the skin,
40“If a man loses his hair and his head becomes bald, he is still ceremonially clean.
45“Those who suffer from a serious skin disease must tear their clothing and leave their hair uncombed.*13:45 Or and uncover their heads. They must cover their mouth and call out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’
Treatment of Contaminated Clothing
47“Now suppose mildew*13:47 Traditionally rendered leprosy. The Hebrew term used throughout this passage is the same term used for the various skin diseases described in 13:1-46. contaminates some woolen or linen clothing,
53“But if the priest examines it and finds that the contaminated area has not spread in the clothing, the fabric, or the leather,
59“These are the instructions for dealing with mildew that contaminates woolen or linen clothing or fabric or anything made of leather. This is how the priest will determine whether these items are ceremonially clean or unclean.”