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The Third Book of Moses

also called Leviticus from the Latin

(Part Two)


The 9th Chapter
     And the eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel, and said unto Aaron: take a calf for a sinoffering, and a ram for a burntoffering: both without blemish, and bring them before the Lord. And unto the children of Israel he spoke saying: take you an he goat for a sinoffering, and a calf and a lamb both two of a year old, and without blemish for a burnt sacrifice, and an ox and a ram for peaceofferings, to offer before the Lord, and a meatoffering mingled with oil, for today the Lord will appear unto you. And they brought that which Moses commanded unto the tabernacle of witness, and all the people came and stood before the Lord. And Moses said: this is the thing which the Lord commanded that you should do: and then the glory of the Lord shall appear unto you. And Moses said unto Aaron: go unto the altar and offer your sinoffering, and make an atonement for you and for the people: and then offer the offering of the people, and reconcile them also, as the Lord commanded Moses.
     And Aaron went unto the altar, and slew the calf that was his sinoffering. And the sons of Aaron brought the blood unto him, and he dipped his finger in the blood and put it upon the horns of the altar, and poured the blood unto the bottom of the altar. And the fat and the two kidneys with the caul of the liver of the sinoffering, he burnt upon the altar, as the Lord commanded Moses: but the flesh and the hide, he burnt with fire without the host. Afterward he slew the burntoffering, and Aarons sons brought the blood unto him, and he sprinkled it round about upon the altar. And they brought the burntoffering unto him in pieces and the head also, and he burnt it upon the altar, and did wash the inwards and the legs, and burnt them also upon the burntoffering in the altar.
     And then he brought the peoples offering and took the goat that was the peoples sinoffering, and slew it and offered it for a sinoffering: as he did the first. And then brought the burntoffering and offered it as the manner was, and brought the meatoffering and filled his hand thereof, and burnt it upon the altar, besides the burnt sacrifice in the morning.
     Then he slew the ox and the ram that were the peoples peaceofferings, and Aarons sons brought the blood unto him, and he sprinkled it upon the altar round about, and took the fat of the ox and of the ram: the rump and the fat that covers the inwards and the kidneys and the caul of the liver: and put them upon the breasts and burnt it upon the altar: but the breasts and the right shoulders Aaron waved before the Lord, as the Lord commanded Moses. And Aaron lifted up his hand over the people and blessed them, and came down from offering of sinofferings, burntofferings and peaceofferings. Then Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of witness and came out again and blessed the people, and the glory of the Lord appeared unto all the people. And there came a fire out from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar: the burntoffering and the fat. And all the people saw it and shouted, and fell on their faces.

The 10th Chapter
     And Nadab and Abihu the sons of Aaron took either of them his censor, and put fire therein, and put cense upon, and brought strange fire before the Lord: which he commanded them not, and there went a fire out from the Lord, and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. Then Moses said unto Aaron: this is it that the Lord spoke saying: I will be sanctified in them that come near me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace. And Moses called Misael and Elisaphan the sons of Uriel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them: go to and carry your brethren from the holy place out of the host. And they went to them, and carried them in their *albs out of the host, as Moses bade. *alb= white linen garment
     And Moses said unto Aaron and unto Eleazar and Ithamar his eldest sons: uncover not your head neither rent your clothes, least you die and wrath come upon all the people, let your brethren the whole house of Israel, beweep the burning which the Lord has burnt. But go you not out from the door of the tabernacle of witness, least you die: for the anointing oil of the Lord is upon you. And they did as Moses bade.
     And the Lord spoke unto Aaron saying: drink no wine nor strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you: when you go into the tabernacle of witness, least you die. And let it be a law forever unto your children after you: that you may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean, and that you may teach the children of Israel all the ordinances which the Lord has commanded them by the hands of Moses.
     And Moses said unto Aaron and unto Eleazar and Ithamar his sons that were left: take the meatoffering that remains of the sacrifices of the Lord, and eat it without leaven beside the altar, for it is most holy: eat it therefore in the holy place, because it is your duty and your sons duty of the sacrifice of the Lord: for so I am commanded. And the wavebreast and heaveshoulder eat in a clean place: both you and your sons and your daughters with you. For it is your duty, and your sons duty with you, of the peaceofferings of the children of Israel. For the heaveshoulder and the wavebreast which they bring with the sacrifices of the fat, to wave it before the Lord, shall be your and your sons with you: and be a law for ever, as the Lord has commanded.
     And Moses sought for the goat that was the sinoffering, and see, it was burnt. And he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar the sons of Aaron, which were left alive saying: wherefore have you not eaten the sinoffering in the holy place, seeing it is most holy: and forasmuch as it is given you to bear the sin of the people, and make agreement for them before the Lord? Behold, the blood of it was not brought in within the holy place therefore should you have eaten it in the holy place as I commanded. And Aaron said unto Moses: behold, this day have they offered their sinoffering and their burntoffering before the Lord, and it is chanced me after this manner. If I should eat of the sinoffering today, would the Lord be content with all? And when Moses heard that, he was content.

The 11th Chapter
     And the Lord spoke unto Moses and Aaron saying: speak unto the children of Israel and say: these are the beasts which you shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth: whatsoever has hoof and divides it into two claws and chews cud among the beasts, that shall you eat. Nevertheless, these shall you not eat of them that chew cud and have hoofs. The camel, for he chews cud but he divides not the hoof into two claws, therefore he shall be unclean unto you. And the cony (rabbit), for he chews the cud but divides not the hoof into two claws, therefore he is unclean to you. And the hare, for he likewise chews the cud, but divides not the hoof into two claws, he is therefore unclean to you. And the swine, for though he divide the hoof into two claws, yet he chews not the cud and therefore is unclean to you. Of their flesh see that you eat not, and their carcasses see that you touch not for they are unclean to you. These shall you eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever has fins and scales in the waters, seas and rivers, that shall you eat. And all that have not fins and scales in the seas and rivers of all that move and live in the waters, shall you abhor. See that you eat not of their flesh, and also that you abhor their carcasses: for all that have no fins nor scales in the waters, shall be abomination unto you. These are the fowls which you shall abhor and which shall not be eaten, for they are an abomination. The eagle, the goshawk, the cormorant, the kite, the vulture and all his kind and all kind of ravens, the ostrich, the nightcrow, the cuckoo, the sparrowhawk, and all the kind: the little owl, the stork, the great owl, *the back, the pelican, the pye (magpie), the heron, the jay with the kind, the lapwing and the swallow. And all fowls that creep and go upon all fours shall be an abomination unto you. *the back; unknown Hebrew tanshemeth
     Yet these may you eat of all the fowls that move and go upon four feet: even those that have no knees above upon their feet to leap withal upon the earth, even these of them you may eat: the *arb and all his kind: the *Selaam with all his kind: the *Hargol and all the kind, and the *Hagab and all his kind. All other fowls that move and have four feet, shall be abomination unto you. In such you shall be unclean whosoever touch the carcass of them shall be unclean unto the evening, and whosoever bears the carcass of them, shall wash his clothes and shall be unclean until evening. Original marginal note (1533) "Arbe, Selaam, Hargol, Hagab, are kinds of beasts that creep or scrawl on the ground, which the Hebrews themselves do not now know"
     Among all manner beasts, they that have hoofs and divide them not into two claws or that chew not the cud, shall be unclean unto you: and all that touches them shall be unclean. And all that goes upon his hands among all manner beasts that go on all fours, are unclean unto you: and as many as touch their carcasses, shall be unclean until the evening. And he that bears the carcass of them, shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening, for such are unclean unto you.
     And these are also unclean to you among the things that creep upon the earth: the weasel, the mouse, the toad and all his kind, the hedgehog, *stellio, the lizard, the snail and the mole: These are unclean to you among all that move, and all that touch them when they be dead, shall be unclean until the evening. And whatsoever any of the dead carcasses of them fall upon, shall be unclean: whatsoever vessel of wood it be, or raiment, or skin, or bag or whatsoever thing it be that any work is wrought with all. And they shall be plunged in the water, and be unclean until the evening, and then they shall be clean again. *stellio (unknown)
     All manner of earthen vessel whereinto any of them falls is unclean with all that therein is: and you shall break it. All manner meat that is eaten, if any such water come upon it, it shall be unclean. And all manner drink that is drunk in all manner such vessels, shall be unclean. And whether it be oven or kettle, it shall be broken. For they are unclean and shall be unclean unto you: Neverthelater, yet the fountains and wells and ponds of water, shall be clean still. But whosoever touches their carcasses, shall be unclean.
     If the dead carcass of any such fall upon any seed used to sow, it shall yet be clean still: but and if any water be poured upon the seed and afterward the dead carcass of them fall thereon, then it shall be unclean unto you.
     If any beast of which you eat die, he that touches the dead carcass shall be unclean until the evening. And he that eats of any such dead carcass, shall wash his clothes and remain unclean until the evening. And he also that bears the carcass of it, shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.
     All that crawls upon the earth, is an abomination and shall not be eaten. And whatsoever goes upon the breast, and whatsoever goes upon four or more feet among all that crawls upon the earth, of that see you eat not: for they are abominable. Make not your souls abominable with nothing that creeps, neither make your souls unclean with them: that you should be defiled thereby. For I am the Lord your God, be sanctified therefore that you may be holy, for I am holy: and defile not your souls with any manner thing that creeps upon the earth. For I am the Lord that brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: be holy therefore, for I am holy.
     This is the law of beast and fowl and of all manner thing that lives and moves in the water and of all things that creep upon the earth, that you may put difference between unclean and clean, and between the beasts that are eaten and the beasts that are not eaten.

The 12th Chapter
     And the Lord spoke Unto Moses and said: speak unto the children of Israel and say: when a woman has conceived and has borne a man child, she shall be unclean seven days: even in like manner as when she is put apart in time of her natural disease. And in the eighth day the flesh of the childs foreskin shall be cut away. And she shall continue in the blood of her purifying thirty three days, she shall touch no hallowed thing nor come in to the sanctuary, until the time of her purifying be out. If she bear a maidchild, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as when she has her natural disease. And she shall continue in the blood of her purifying sixty six days.
     And when the days of her purifying are out: whether it be a son or a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of one year old for a burntoffering and a young pigeon or a turtledove for a sinoffering unto the door of the tabernacle of witness unto the Priest: which shall offer them before the Lord, and make an atonement for her, and so she shall be purged of her issue of blood. This is the law of her that has borne a child, whether it be male or female. But and if she be not able to bring a sheep, then let her bring two turtles or two young pigeons: the one for the burntoffering, and the other for the sinoffering. And the Priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

The 13th Chapter
     And the Lord spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron saying: when there appears a rising in any mans flesh either a scab or a glistering white: as though the plague of leprosy ere in the skin of his flesh, then let him be brought unto Aaron the Priest or unto one of his sons the Priests, and let the Priest look on the sore that is in the skin of his flesh. If the hair in the sore be turned unto white, and the sore also seem to be lower than the skin of his flesh, then it is surely a leprosy, and let the Priest look on him, and judge him unclean.
     If there be but a white pleck in the skin of his flesh, and seem not to be lower than the other skin nor the hair thereof is turned unto white: then let the Priest shut him up seven days. And let the Priest look upon him the seventh day: if the sore seem to him to abide still and to go no further in the skin, then let the Priest shut him up yet seven days more. And let the Priest look on him again the seventh day. Then if the sore be waxed blackish, and is not grown abroad in the skin, let the Priest make him clean, for it is but a scurf. And let him wash his clothes, and then he is clean. But and if the scab grow in the skin after that he is seen of the Priest again. If the Priest see that the scab be grown abroad in the skin, let him make him unclean: for it is surely a leprosy.
     If the plague of leprosy be in a man, let him be brought unto the Priest, and let the Priest see him. If the rising appear white in the skin, and have also made the hair white, and there be raw flesh in the sore also: then it is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh. And the Priest shall make him unclean, and shall not shut him up for he is unclean.
     If a leprosy break out in the skin and cover all the skin from the head to the foot over all wheresoever the Priest looks, then let the Priest look upon him. If the leprosy have covered all his flesh, let him judge the disease clean: for inasmuch as he is altogether white he is therefore clean. But and if there be raw flesh on him when he is seen, then he shall be unclean. Therefore when the Priest sees the raw flesh, let him make him unclean. For inasmuch as his flesh is raw, he is unclean and it is surely a true leprosy. But and if the raw flesh depart again and change unto white, then let him come to the Priest and let the priest see him: If the sore be changed unto white, let the Priest judge the disease clean, and then he is clean.
     When there is a bile (boil) in the skin of any mans flesh and is healed and after in the place of the bile (boil) there appear a white rising either a shining white somewhat reddish, let him be seen of the Priest. If when the Priest sees him it appear lower than the other skin and the hair thereof be changed unto white, let the Priest judge him unclean: for it is a very leprosy, that is broken out in the place of the bile (boil). But and if when the Priest looks on it there be no white hairs therein neither the scab lower than the other skin and be somewhat blackish, then the Priest shall shut him apart seven days. If it spread abroad in the mean season, then let the Priest judge him unclean: for it is a leprosy. But and if the glistering white abide still in one place and go no further, then it is but the print of the bile (boil) , and the Priest shall judge him clean.
     When the skin of any mans flesh is burnt with fire that it be raw and there appear in the burning a glistering white that is somewhat reddish or altogether white, let the Priest look upon it. If the hair in that brightness be changed to white, and it also appear lower than the other skin, then it is a leprosy that is broken out in the place of the burning. And the Priest shall judge him unclean, for it is a leprosy. But and if (when the Priest looks on it) he see that there is no white hair in the brightness, and that it is no lower than the other skin, and that it is also blackish, then let the Priest shut him up seven days. And if (when the Priest looks on him the seventh day) it be grown abroad in the skin, let him judge him unclean: for it is a leprosy. But and if that brightness abide still in one place and go no further in the skin and be blackish, then it is but a rising in the place of the burning, and the Priest shall make him clean: for it is but the print of the burning only.
     When either man or woman has a breaking out upon the head or the beard, let the Priest see it. And if it appear lower than the other skin, and there be therein golden hairs and thin, let the Priest judge him unclean, for it is a breaking out of leprosy upon the head or beard. If (when the Priest looks on the breaking out) he see that it is no lower than the other skin and that there are black hairs therein, let him shut him up seven days. And let the Priest look on the disease the seventh day: and if the breaking out be gone no further neither be any golden hairs therein neither the scab be lower than the other skin, then let him be shaven, but let him not shave the scab: and let the priest shut him up seven days more. And let the priest look on the breaking out the seventh day again: If the breaking out be gone no further in the skin nor more lower than the other skin, then let the priest judge him clean, and let him wash his clothes, and then he is clean. If the breaking out grow in the skin after that he is once judged clean, let the Priest see him. If it be grown abroad indeed in the skin, let the priest seek no further for any golden hairs, for he is unclean. But and if he see that the scab stand still, and that there is black hair grown up therein, then the scab is healed and he is clean: and the Priest shall judge him clean. If there be found in the skin of the flesh of man or woman a glistering white, let the Priest see it. If there appear in their flesh a glistering white somewhat blackish, then it is but freckles grown up in the skin: and he is clean.
     If a mans hair fall off his head, then he is headbald and clean. If his hair fall before in his forehead, then he is foreheadbald and clean. If there be in the bald head or bald forehead a reddish white scab, then there is leprosy sprung up in his bald head or bald forehead. And let the priest see it: and if the rising of the sore be reddish white in his bald head or forehead after the manner of a leprosy in the skin of the flesh, then he is a leper and unclean: and the Priest shall judge him unclean, for the plague of his head. And the leper in whom the plague is, shall have his clothes rent and his head bare and his mouth muffled and shall be called unclean. And as long as the disease lasts upon him, he shall be unclean: for he is unclean, and shall therefore dwell alone, and even without the host shall his habitation be.
     When the plague of leprosy is in a cloth: whether it be linen or woollen, yea and whether it be in the warp or woof of the linen or of the woollen: either in a skin or any thing made of skin, if the disease be pale or somewhat reddish in the cloth or skin: whether it be in the warp or the woof or any thing that is made of skin, then it is a very leprosy, and must be showed unto the priest. And when the priest sees the plague, let him shut it up seven days, and let him look on the plague the seventh day. If it be increased in the cloth: whether it be in the warp or woof or in a skin or in anything that is made of skin, then the plague is a fretting leprosy, and it is unclean: And that cloth shall be burnt, either warp or woof, whether it be woollen or linen or any thing that is made of skin wherein the plague is, for it is a fretting leprosy, and shall be burnt in the fire. If the priest see that the plague has fretted no further in the cloth: either in the warp or woof or in whatsoever thing of skin it be, then let the priest command then to wash the thing wherein the plague is, and let him shut it up seven days more. And let the priest look on it again after that the plague is washed. If the plague have not changed his fashion though it be spread no further abroad, it is yet unclean. And see that you burn it in the fire, for it is fret inward: whether in part or in all together. But and if the priest see that it is somewhat blackish after that it is washed, let him rent (tear) it out of the cloth, or cut off the skin or out of the warp or woof. But and if it appear any more in the cloth either in the warp or in the woof or in anything made of skin, then it is a waxing plague. And see that you burn that with fire, wherein the plague is. Moreover the cloth either warp or woof or whatsoever thing of skin it be which you have washed and the plague be departed from it, shall be washed once again: and then it is clean. This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a cloth whether it be woollen or linen: either whether it be in the warp or woof, or in anything made of skins, to judge it clean or unclean.

The 14th Chapter
     And the Lord spoke unto Moses saying: this is the law of a leper when he shall be cleansed: He shall be brought unto the Priest, and the Priest shall go out without the host and look upon him. If the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper, then shall the Priest command that there be brought for him that shall be cleansed two living birds that are clean, and cedar wood, and a piece of purple cloth and hyssop. And the Priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel of running water. And the Priest shall take the living bird and the cedar wood and the purple and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water and sprinkle it upon him that must be cleansed of his leprosy seven times and cleanse him, and shall let the living bird go free into the fields.
     And he that is cleansed shall wash his clothes and shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, and then he is clean. And after that he shall come into the host, but shall tarry without his tent seven days. When the seventh day is come, he shall shave off all his hair both upon his head and his beard and on his brows: and even all the hair that is on him, shall be shaven off. And he shall wash his clothes and his flesh in water, and then he shall be clean.
     And when the eighth day is come, let him take two lambs without blemish and a ewe lamb of a year old without blemish, and three tenth deals of fine flour for a meatoffering mingled with oil, and a log of oil. Then let the Priest that makes him clean, bring the man that is made clean with those things before the Lord unto the door of the tabernacle of witness. And let the Priest take one of the lambs and offer him for a trespassoffering, and the log of oil: and wave them before the Lord. And then let him slay the lamb in the place where the sinoffering and the burntoffering are slain: even in the holy place. For as the sinoffering is, even so is the trespassoffering the Priests: for it is most holy.
     Then let the Priest take of the blood of the trespassoffering, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot. Then let the Priest take of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his left hand and dip his right finger in the oil that is in the palm of his left hand, and let him sprinkle it with his finger seven times before the Lord. And of the rest of the oil that is in his hand, shall the priest put upon the tip of the right ear of him that is cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot: even upon the blood of the trespass offering. And the remnant of the oil that is in the Priests hand, he shall pour upon the head of him that is cleansed: and so shall be Priest make an atonement for him before the Lord.
     Then let the Priest offer the sinoffering, and make an atonement for him that is cleansed for his uncleanness. And then let the burntoffering be slain, and let the priest put both the burntoffering and the meatoffering upon the altar: and make an atonement for him, and then he shall be clean. If he be poor and cannot get so much, then let him bring one lamb for a trespassoffering to wave it and to make an atonement for him, and a tenth deal of fine flour mingled with oil for a meatoffering, and a log of oil, and two turtle doves or two young pigeons which he is able to get, and let the one be a sinoffering and the other a burntoffering. And let him bring them the eighth day for his cleansing unto the Priest to the door of the tabernacle of witness before the Lord.
     And let the Priest take the lamb that is the trespassoffering and the log of oil, and wave them before the Lord. And when the lamb of the trespassoffering is killed, the Priest shall take of the blood of the trespass offering, and put it upon the tip of his right ear that is cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot. And the Priest shall pour of the oil into his right hand, and shall sprinkle with his finger of the oil that is in his left hand seven times before the Lord.
     And the Priest shall put of the oil that is in his hand, upon the tip of the right ear of him that is cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot: even in the place where the blood of the trespassoffering was put. And the rest of the oil that is in his hand, he shall pour upon the head of him that is cleansed: to make an atonement for him before the Lord. And he shall offer one of the turtle doves or of the young pigeons, such as he can get: the one for a sin offering and the other for a burntoffering upon the altar. And so shall the Priest make an atonement for him that is cleansed before the Lord. This is the law of him that has the plague of leprosy, whose hand is not able to get that which pertains to his cleansing.
     And the Lord spoke unto Moses and Aaron saying: when you be come unto the land of Canaan which I give you to possess: if I put the plague of leprosy in any house of the land of your possession, let him that owns the house go and tell the priest saying: me think that there is as it were a leprosy in the house. And the Priest shall command them to rid all things out of the house, before the Priest go in to see the plague: that he make not all that is in the house unclean, and then the priest shall go in and see the house.
     If the Priest see that the plague is in the walls of the house, and that there be hollow streaks pale or red which seem to be lower than the other parts of the wall, then let the Priest go out at the house doors, and shut up the house for seven days. And let the priest come again the seventh day and see it: if the plague be increased in the walls of the house, let the Priest command them to take away the stones in which the plague is, and let them cast them in a foul place without the city, and scrape the house within round about, and pour out the dust without the city in a foul place. And let them take other stones, and put them in the places of those stones, and other mortar, and plaster the house withal. If now the plague come again and break out in the house, after that they have taken away the stones and scraped the house, and after that the house is plastered anew: let the Priest come and see it. And if then he perceive that the plague has eaten further in the house, then it is a fretting leprosy that is in the house, and it is unclean. Then they shall break down the house: both stones, timber and all the mortar of the house, and carry it out of the city unto a foul place. Moreover he that goes into the house all the while that it is shut up, shall be unclean until night. And he that sleeps in the house shall wash his clothes, and he also that eats in the house shall wash his clothes.
     But and if the Priest come and see that the plague has spread no further in the house after that it is new plastered, then let him make it clean for the plague is healed. And let him take to cleanse the house withal: two birds, cedar wood, and purple cloth and hyssop. And let him kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel with running water: and take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the purple and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird and in the running water, and sprinkle upon the house seven times, and cleanse the house with the blood of the bird and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the purple cloth. And he shall let the living bird flee out of the town into the wild fields, and so make an atonement for the house, and it shall be clean. This is the law of all manner plague of leprosy and breaking out, and of the leprosy of cloth and house: and of risings, scabs and glistering white, to teach when a thing is unclean or clean. This is the law of leprosy.

The 15th Chapter
     And the Lord spoke unto Moses and Aaron saying: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: every man that has a running issue in his flesh, is unclean by the reason of his issue. And hereby shall it be known when he is unclean. If his flesh run, or if his flesh congeal by the reason of his issue, then he is unclean. Every couch whereon he lies and every thing whereon he sits shall be unclean. He that touches his couch, shall wash his clothes and bathe himself with water, and be unclean until the evening.
     He that sits on that whereon he sat, shall wash his clothes and bathe himself with water and be unclean until the evening. And he that touches his flesh shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean unto the evening. If any such spit upon him that is clean, he must wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until evening. And whatsoever saddle that he rides upon, shall be unclean. And whosoever touches anything that was under him, shall be unclean unto the evening. And he that bears any such things shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water and be unclean unto the evening, and whosoever he touches (if he have not first washed his hands in water) must wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean unto the evening. And if he touch a vessel of earth, it shall be broken: and all vessels of wood shall be rinsed in the water.
     When he that has an issue is cleansed of his issue, let him number seven days after he is clean, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and then he is clean. And the eighth day let him take two turtle doves or two young pigeons, and come before the Lord unto the door of the tabernacle of witness, and give them unto the Priest. And the Priest shall offer them: the one for a sinoffering, and the other for a burntoffering: and make an atonement for him before the Lord, as concerning his issue.
     If any mans seed depart from him in his sleep, he shall wash his flesh in water and be unclean until evening. And all the clothes or furs whereon such seed chances shall be washed with water and be unclean unto the evening. And if a woman lie with such a one, they shall wash themselves with water and be unclean until evening.
     When a womans natural course of blood runs, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever touches her shall be unclean unto the evening. And all that she lies or sits upon as long as she is put apart shall be unclean. And whosoever touches her couch shall wash his clothes and bathe himself with water and be unclean unto the evening. And whosoever touches anything that she sat upon, shall wash his clothes and wash himself also in water, and be unclean unto the evening: so that whether he touch her couch or anything whereon she has sitten, he shall be unclean unto the evening. And if a man lie with her in the mean time, he shall be put apart as well as she and shall be unclean seven days, and all his couch wherein he sleeps shall be unclean.
     When a womans blood runs long time: out of the time of her natural course: as long as her uncleanness runs, she shall be unclean after the manner as when she is put apart. All her couches whereon she lies as long as her issue lasts, shall be unto her as her couch when she is put apart. And whatsoever she sits upon, shall be unclean, as is her uncleanness when she is put apart. And whosoever touches them, shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean unto evening.
     But if she be clean of her issue, let her count her seven days, after that she is clean. And the eighth day let her take two turtles or two young pigeons and bring them unto the priest unto the door of the tabernacle of witness. And the priest shall offer the one for a sinoffering, and the other for a burntoffering: and so make an atonement for her before the Lord, as concerning her unclean issue.
     Make the children of Israel to keep themselves from their uncleanness, that they die not in their uncleanness: when they have defiled my habitation that is among them.
     This is the law of him that has a running sore, and of him whose seed runs from him in his sleep and is defiled therewith, and of her that has an issue of blood as long as she is put apart, and of whosoever has a running sore whether it be man or woman, and of him that sleeps with her that is unclean.

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