13:2 When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a
scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh
a [like] the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought
unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests:
(a) That it may be suspected to be leprosy.
13:3 And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the
flesh: and [when] the hair in the plague is turned white,
and the plague in sight [be] b deeper than the skin of
his flesh, it [is] a plague of leprosy: and the priest
shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.
(b) That is, shrunken in, and be lower than the rest of the
13:6 And the priest shall look on him again the seventh day:
and, behold, [if] the plague [be] somewhat c dark, [and]
the plague spread not in the skin, the priest shall
pronounce him clean: it [is but] a scab: and he shall wash
his clothes, and be clean.
(c) As having the skin drawn together, or blackish.
13:8 And [if] the priest see that, behold, the scab spreadeth in
the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him d unclean:
it [is] a leprosy.
(d) Concerning his bodily disease: for his disease was not
imputed to him for sin before God even though it were
the punishment of sin.
13:13 Then the priest shall consider: and, behold, [if] the
leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce
[him] e clean [that hath] the plague: it is all turned
white: he [is] clean.
(e) For it is not that contagious leprosy that infects,
but a form of scales which does not leave the skin raw
as leprosy does.
13:15 And the priest shall see the raw flesh, and pronounce him
to be unclean: [for] the raw flesh [is] f unclean: it
[is] a leprosy.
(f) That is, declares that the flesh is not found, but is
in danger of being leprous.
13:20 And if, when the priest seeth it, behold, it [be] in sight
lower than the skin, and the hair thereof be turned white;
the priest shall pronounce him g unclean: it [is] a
plague of leprosy broken out of the boil.
(g) No one was exempted, but if the priest pronounced him
unclean, he was put out from among the people: as
appears by the example of Mary the prophetess,
(Nu 12:14) and by king Uzziah, (2Ch 26:20).
13:24 Or if there be [any] flesh, in the skin whereof [there is]
a hot burning, and the quick [flesh] that burneth have a
h white bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white;
(h) If he has a white spot in the place where the burning
was and was later healed.
13:30 Then the priest shall see the plague: and, behold, if it
[be] in sight deeper than the skin; [and there be] in it a
yellow thin i hair; then the priest shall pronounce him
unclean: it [is] a dry scall, [even] a leprosy upon the
head or beard.
(i) Which was not wont to be there, or else smaller than
in any other part of the body.
13:36 Then the priest shall look on him: and, behold, if the
scall be spread in the skin, the priest shall not k seek
for yellow hair; he [is] unclean.
(k) He shall not care whether the yellow hair is there or
13:41 And he that hath his l hair fallen off from the part of
his head toward his face, he [is] forehead bald: [yet is]
(l) By sickness or any other inconvenience.
13:45 And the leper in whom the plague [is], his clothes shall
be m rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a
covering upon his upper n lip, and shall cry, Unclean,
(m) In sign of sorrow and lamentation.
(n) Either in token of mourning, or for fear of infecting
13:49 And if the plague be greenish or reddish in the garment,
or in the skin, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in
any thing of o skin; it [is] a plague of leprosy, and
shall be shewed unto the priest:
(o) Whether it be garment, vessel, or instrument.
13:53 And if the priest shall look, and, behold, the plague be
not p spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in
the woof, or in any thing of skin;
(p) But abide still in one place, as in (Le 13:37).
13:55 And the priest shall look on the plague, after that it is
washed: and, behold, [if] the plague have not changed his
q colour, and the plague be not spread; it [is] unclean;
thou shalt burn it in the fire; it [is] fret inward,
r [whether] it [be] bare within or without.
(q) But remain as it did before.
(r) Or, whether it be in any bare place before, or behind.
13:58 And the garment, either warp, or woof, or whatsoever thing
of skin [it be], which thou shalt wash, if the plague be
departed from them, then it shall be washed s the second
time, and shall be clean.
(s) So that he might be sure that the leprosy was
departed, and that all opportunity for infection might
be taken away.