|New International Version (©2011)|
any woven or knitted material of linen or wool, any leather or anything made of leather--
New Living Translation (©2007)
woolen or linen fabric, the hide of an animal, or anything made of leather.
English Standard Version (©2001)
in warp or woof of linen or wool, or in a skin or in anything made of skin,
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
whether in warp or woof, of linen or of wool, whether in leather or in any article made of leather,
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
Whether it be in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of woollen; whether in a skin, or in any thing made of skin;
Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
in the warp or woof of linen or wool, or in leather or anything made of leather--
International Standard Version (©2012)
in woven or knitted material, in leather, or with any article containing leather,
NET Bible (©2006)
or in the warp or woof of the linen or the wool, or in leather or anything made of leather,
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
that is woven or knitted from linen or wool or on any leather article,
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
Whether it be in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of woolen; whether in a skin, or in anything made of skin;
American King James Version
Whether it be in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of woolen; whether in a skin, or in any thing made of skin;
American Standard Version
whether it be in warp, or woof; of linen, or of woollen; whether in a skin, or in anything made of skin;
In the warp, and the woof, or a skin. or whatsoever is made of a skin,
Darby Bible Translation
either in the warp or in the woof of linen or of wool, or in a skin, or in anything made of skin,
English Revised Version
whether it be in warp, or woof; of linen, or of woollen; whether in a skin, or in any thing made of skin;
Webster's Bible Translation
Whether in the warp, or woof, of linen, or of woolen: whether in a skin, or in any thing made of skin:
World English Bible
whether it is in warp, or woof; of linen, or of wool; whether in a skin, or in anything made of skin;
Young's Literal Translation
or in the warp, or in the woof, of linen or of wool, or in a skin, or in any work of skin,
|Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary|
13:47-59 The garment suspected to be tainted with leprosy was not to be burned immediately. If, upon search, it was found that there was a leprous spot, it must be burned, or at least that part of it. If it proved to be free, it must be washed, and then might be used. This also sets forth the great evil there is in sin. It not only defiles the sinner's conscience, but it brings a stain upon all he has and all that he does. And those who make their clothes servants to their pride and lust, may see them thereby tainted with leprosy. But the robes of righteousness never fret, nor are moth-eaten.
Verse 48. - Whether it be in the warp, or woof. It is hardly possible that such a fault as leprosy or mildew could appear in one set of the threads without affecting the others, provided that both were equally good when they were made up into the cloth; but it is quite possible that a heap of yarn, used either for the warp or for the woof, might have been injuriously affected before it was woven, and then the fault would naturally make its appearance where the mischief had been originally done. Whether in a skin, or in anything made of skin. An example of the first would be a sheepskin cloak; the second would designate anything made of leather.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
Whether it be in the warp, or woof, of linen, or of woollen,.... When these are woven and mixed together, it seems difficult, if not impossible, to judge whether the plague of leprosy was in the one or in the other; one would think it should be unavoidably in both; wherefore Castalio renders the words, whether "in the outer part of it, or in the inner"; in the outside or inside, or what we call the right side or the wrong side of the cloth: but to me it seems that the warp and woof, whether of linen or woollen, are here distinguished not only from garments made of them, but from the cloth itself, of which they are made, and even to be considered before they are wrought together in the loom; and, according to the Jews, when upon the spindle (m):
whether in a skin, or anything made of skin; that is, whether in unwrought skin, which is not made up in anything, or in anything that is made of skins, as tents, bottles, &c. but skins of fishes, according to the Jewish traditions, are excepted; for so they say (n), sea skins, i.e. skins of fishes, are not defiled by plagues (of leprosy); for which the commentators (o) give this reason, that as wool and linen are of things which grow out of the earth, so must the skins be; that is, of such animals as live by grass, that springs out of the earth; but if anything was joined unto them, which grew out of the earth, though but a thread, that received uncleanness, it was defiled.
(m) Misn. Negaim, c. 11. sect. 8. (n) Misn. Negaim, c. 11. sect. 1.((o) Maimon. & Bartenora in Misn. Edait, c. 7. sect. 8.
Wesley's Notes on the Bible
13:48 In the warp or woof - A learned man renders it in the outside, or in the inside of it. If the signification of these words be doubtful now, as some of those of the living creatures and precious stones are confessed to be, it is not material to us, this law being abolished; it sufficeth that the Jews understood these things by frequent experience.
Leviticus 13:48 Parallel Commentaries
Bible Hub: Online Parallel Bible
47The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woolen garment, or a linen garment; 48Whether it be in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of woolen; whether in a skin, or in any thing made of skin; 49And 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 skin; it is a plague of leprosy, and shall be showed to the priest: …
"As for any fabric that is spoiled with a defiling mold--any woolen or linen clothing,
if the affected area in the fabric, the leather, the woven or knitted material, or any leather article, is greenish or reddish, it is a defiling mold and must be shown to the priest.
On the seventh day he is to examine it, and if the mold has spread in the fabric, the woven or knitted material, or the leather, whatever its use, it is a persistent defiling mold; the article is unclean.
He must burn the fabric, the woven or knitted material of wool or linen, or any leather article that has been spoiled; because the defiling mold is persistent, the article must be burned.
"But if, when the priest examines it, the mold has not spread in the fabric, the woven or knitted material, or the leather article,