Leviticus 14:2
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New International Version
"These are the regulations for any diseased person at the time of their ceremonial cleansing, when they are brought to the priest:

New Living Translation
"The following instructions are for those seeking ceremonial purification from a skin disease. Those who have been healed must be brought to the priest,

English Standard Version
“This shall be the law of the leprous person for the day of his cleansing. He shall be brought to the priest,

New American Standard Bible
"This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing. Now he shall be brought to the priest,

King James Bible
This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought unto the priest:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is the law concerning the person afflicted with a skin disease on the day of his cleansing. He is to be brought to the priest,

International Standard Version
"This is the law concerning those who have infectious skin diseases, after they have been cleansed:

NET Bible
"This is the law of the diseased person on the day of his purification, when he is brought to the priest.

New Heart English Bible
"This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing. He shall be brought to the priest,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"These are the instructions for making a person clean after a skin disease. He must be taken to the priest.

JPS Tanakh 1917
This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: he shall be brought unto the priest.

New American Standard 1977
“This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing. Now he shall be brought to the priest,

Jubilee Bible 2000
This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought unto the priest.

King James 2000 Bible
This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought unto the priest:

American King James Version
This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought to the priest:

American Standard Version
This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: he shall be brought unto the priest:

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is the rite of a leper, when he is to be cleansed: he shall be brought to the priest:

Darby Bible Translation
This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: he shall be brought unto the priest,

English Revised Version
This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: he shall be brought unto the priest:

Webster's Bible Translation
This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought to the priest:

World English Bible
"This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing. He shall be brought to the priest,

Young's Literal Translation
'This is a law of the leper, in the day of his cleansing, that he hath been brought in unto the priest,
Study Bible
Cleansing the Leper
1Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2"This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing. Now he shall be brought to the priest, 3and the priest shall go out to the outside of the camp. Thus the priest shall look, and if the infection of leprosy has been healed in the leper,…
Cross References
Matthew 8:4
Then Jesus instructed him, "See that you don't tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift prescribed by Moses, as a testimony to them."

Mark 1:44
"See that you don't tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and present the offering Moses prescribed for your cleansing, as a testimony to them."

Luke 5:14
"Do not tell anyone," Jesus instructed him. "But go, show yourself to the priest and present the offering Moses prescribed for your cleansing, as a testimony to them."

Luke 17:14
When Jesus saw them, He said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And as they were on their way, they were cleansed.

Leviticus 14:1
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Treasury of Scripture

This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought to the priest:

the law

Leviticus 14:54-57 This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and scale…

Leviticus 13:59 This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woolen or …

in the day

Numbers 6:9 And if any man die very suddenly by him, and he has defiled the head …

He shall

Matthew 8:2-4 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, …

Mark 1:40-44 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down …

Luke 5:12-14 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man …

Luke 17:14 And when he saw them, he said to them, Go show yourselves to the …

(2) This shall be the law of the leper.--That is, the manner in which an Israelite cured of his leprosy shall be purified and restored to the communion of the sanctuary on the day when he is pronounced clean.

He shall be brought unto the priest.--He is to be conducted from his place of seclusion (see Leviticus 13:46) to an appointed place on the borders of the camp. It was this coming to the priest to which Christ referred when He said to the leper whom He had healed, "Go, show thyself to the priest, and ofter the gift that Moses commanded" (Matthew 8:4).

Verse 2. - This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing. The ceremonies in the first stage of cleansing, which restored the outcast to the common life of his fellows, were the following:

1. The priest formally examined the leper outside the camp, and made up his mind that he was clean.

2. An earthen vessel was brought with fresh water, and one of two birds was killed, and its blood was allowed to run into this water.

3. The other bird was taken and dipped in the vessel, with a piece of cedar wood and hyssop, which had first been tied together by a band of scarlet wool; and the leper was sprinkled seven times with the blood and water dripping from the feathers of the living bird.

4. The priest pronounced the man clean.

5. The bird was let fly into the open field.

6. The man washed his clothes, shaved his whole body, and bathed.

7. He returned within the camp, but not yet to his tent. This shall be the law of the leper, in the day of his cleansing,.... Or the rules, rites, ceremonies, and sacrifices to be observed therein. Jarchi says, from hence we learn that they were not to purify a leper in the night:

he shall be brought unto the priest: not into the camp, or city, or house, where the priest was, for till he was cleansed he could not be admitted into either; besides, the priest is afterwards said to go forth out of the camp to him; but he was to be brought pretty near the camp or city, where the priest went to meet him. As the leper was an emblem of a polluted sinner, the priest was a type of Christ, to whom leprous sinners must be brought for cleansing; they cannot come of themselves to him, that is, believe in him, except it be given unto them; or they are drawn with the powerful and efficacious grace of God, by which souls are brought to Christ, and enabled to believe in him; not that they are brought against their wills, but being drawn with the cords of love, and through the power of divine grace, sweetly operating upon their hearts, they move towards him with all readiness and willingness, and cast themselves at his feet, saying, as the leper that came to Christ, "Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean", Matthew 8:2 Mark 1:40; and it is grace to allow them to come near him, and amazing goodness in him to receive and cleanse them. 2, 3. law of the leper in the day of his cleansing—Though quite convalescent, a leper was not allowed to return to society immediately and at his own will. The malignant character of his disease rendered the greatest precautions necessary to his re-admission among the people. One of the priests most skilled in the diagnostics of disease [Grotius], being deputed to attend such outcasts, the restored leper appeared before this official, and when after examination a certificate of health was given, the ceremonies here described were forthwith observed outside the camp.14:1-9 The priests could not cleanse the lepers; but when the Lord removed the plague, various rules were to be observed in admitting them again to the ordinances of God, and the society of his people. They represent many duties and exercises of truly repenting sinners, and the duties of ministers respecting them. If we apply this to the spiritual leprosy of sin, it intimates that when we withdraw from those who walk disorderly, we must not count them as enemies, but admonish them as brethren. And also that when God by his grace has brought to repentance, they ought with tenderness and joy, and sincere affection, to be received again. Care should always be taken that sinners may not be encouraged, nor penitents discouraged. If it were found that the leprosy was healed, the priest must declare it with the particular solemnities here described. The two birds, one killed, and the other dipped in the blood of the bird that was killed, and then let loose, may signify Christ shedding his blood for sinners, and rising and ascending into heaven. The priest having pronounced the leper clean from the disease, he must make himself clean from all remains of it. Thus those who have comfort of the remission of their sins, must with care and caution cleanse themselves from sins; for every one that has this hope in him, will be concerned to purify himself.
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