Leviticus 14:48
New International Version
"But if the priest comes to examine it and the mold has not spread after the house has been plastered, he shall pronounce the house clean, because the defiling mold is gone.

New Living Translation
“But if the priest returns for his inspection and finds that the mildew has not reappeared in the house after the fresh plastering, he will pronounce it clean because the mildew is clearly gone.

English Standard Version
“But if the priest comes and looks, and if the disease has not spread in the house after the house was plastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, for the disease is healed.

Berean Study Bible
If, however, the priest comes and inspects it, and the mildew has not spread after the house has been replastered, he shall pronounce the house clean, because the mildew is gone.

New American Standard Bible
"If, on the other hand, the priest comes in and makes an inspection and the mark has not indeed spread in the house after the house has been replastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean because the mark has not reappeared.

New King James Version
“But if the priest comes in and examines it, and indeed the plague has not spread in the house after the house was plastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

King James Bible
And if the priest shall come in, and look upon it, and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plaistered: then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

Christian Standard Bible
"But when the priest comes and examines it, if the contamination has not spread in the house after it was replastered, he is to pronounce the house clean because the contamination has disappeared.

Contemporary English Version
On the other hand, if the priest discovers that mildew hasn't reappeared after the house was newly plastered, he will say, "This house is clean--the mildew has gone."

Good News Translation
If, when the priest comes to look, the mildew has not reappeared after the house has been replastered, he shall pronounce the house ritually clean, because the mildew has been completely removed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when the priest comes and examines it, if the contamination has not spread in the house after it was replastered, he is to pronounce the house clean because the contamination has disappeared.

International Standard Version
"But if the priest comes in to conduct an examination and determines that the contagion has not spread throughout the house after the house has been repaired, then the priest may declare the house clean, because the contagion has been cleansed.

NET Bible
"If, however, the priest enters and examines it, and the infection has not spread in the house after the house has been replastered, then the priest is to pronounce the house clean because the infection has been healed.

New Heart English Bible
"If the priest shall come in, and examine it, and look, the plague hasn't spread in the house, after the house was plastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if the priest comes and makes an examination and the mildew has not spread in the house after it is plastered again, the priest must declare the house clean. The mildew is gone.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if the priest shall come in, and look, and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plastered; then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

New American Standard 1977
“If, on the other hand, the priest comes in and makes an inspection, and the mark has not indeed spread in the house after the house has been replastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean because the mark has not reappeared.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if the priest shall come in and look upon it, and see that the plague has not spread in the house after the house was plastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean because the plague is healed.

King James 2000 Bible
And if the priest shall come in, and look upon it, and, behold, the disease has not spread in the house, after the house was plastered: then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the disease is healed.

American King James Version
And if the priest shall come in, and look on it, and, behold, the plague has not spread in the house, after the house was plastered: then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

American Standard Version
And if the priest shall come in, and look, and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plastered; then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and if the priest shall arrive and enter and see, and behold the plague be not at all spread in the house after the house has been plastered, then the priest shall declare the house clean, because the plague is healed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if the priest going in perceive that the leprosy is not spread in the house, after it was plastered again, he shall purify it, it being cured,

Darby Bible Translation
But if the priest shall come in and look, and behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house hath been plastered, the priest shall pronounce the house clean; for the plague is healed.

English Revised Version
And if the priest shall come in, and look, and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plaistered; then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if the priest shall come in, and look upon it, and behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plastered: then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

World English Bible
"If the priest shall come in, and examine it, and behold, the plague hasn't spread in the house, after the house was plastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

Young's Literal Translation
'And if the priest certainly come in, and hath seen, and lo, the plague hath not spread in the house after the daubing of the house, then hath the priest pronounced the house clean, for the plague hath been healed.
Study Bible
Cleansing a Home
48If, however, the priest comes and inspects it, and the mildew has not spread after the house has been replastered, he shall pronounce the house clean, because the mildew is gone. 49He is to take two birds, cedar wood, scarlet yarn, and hyssop to purify the house;…
Cross References
Leviticus 14:43
If the mildew reappears in the house after the stones have been torn out and the house has been scraped and replastered,

Leviticus 14:47
And anyone who sleeps in the house or eats in it must wash his clothes.

Leviticus 14:49
He is to take two birds, cedar wood, scarlet yarn, and hyssop to purify the house;

Treasury of Scripture

And if the priest shall come in, and look on it, and, behold, the plague has not spread in the house, after the house was plastered: then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

Leviticus 14:3
And the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper;

Job 5:18
For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

Hosea 6:1
Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.







Lexicon
If, however,
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

the priest
הַכֹּהֵ֗ן (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

comes
בֹּ֨א (bō)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

and inspects it,
וְרָאָה֙ (wə·rā·’āh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

and
וְ֠הִנֵּה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

the mildew
הַנֶּ֙גַע֙ (han·ne·ḡa‘)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5061: Mark -- a blow, a spot

has not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

spread
פָשָׂ֤ה (p̄ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6581: To spread

after
אַחֲרֵ֖י (’a·ḥă·rê)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

the house
הַבָּ֑יִת (hab·bā·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

has been replastered,
הִטֹּ֣חַ (hiṭ·ṭō·aḥ)
Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2902: To overspread, overlay, coat, besmear

he
הַכֹּהֵן֙ (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

shall pronounce the house
הַבַּ֔יִת (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

clean,
וְטִהַ֤ר (wə·ṭi·har)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2891: To be clean or pure

because
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the mildew
הַנָּֽגַע׃‪‬ (han·nā·ḡa‘)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5061: Mark -- a blow, a spot

is gone.
נִרְפָּ֖א (nir·pā)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7495: To mend, to cure
(48) The plague hath not spread.--If at the end of the second week's quarantine the distemper has not spread, having been checked by the means prescribed in Leviticus 14:42-43, the priest is to declare it clean, and fit for re-habitation. This is the same criterion adopted in the case of leprous men and garments. (See Leviticus 13:6; Leviticus 13:58.)

Verses 48-53. - The ceremony of cleansing the house is as similar to that of cleansing the leper as circumstances will permit. In case there is no reappearance of the mischief after the new stones and plastering have been put in, the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed. First, the priest assures himself that the plague is healed, then he pronounces the house clean, and still after that the cleansing is to take place (cf. verses 3, 7, 8). The cleansing is effected by the same ceremony as that of the leper himself, by the two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop. The use of this ceremony in the cleansing of a house shows that, in the case of the leper, the symbolical meaning of letting go the living bird out of the city into the open fields cannot be, as has been maintained, the restoration of the cleansed man to his natural movements of liberty in the camp. If a bird's flight represents the freedom of a man going hither and thither as he will, it certainly does not represent any action that a house could take. 14:33-53 The leprosy in a house is unaccountable to us, as well as the leprosy in a garment; but now sin, where that reigns in a house, is a plague there, as it is in a heart. Masters of families should be aware, and afraid of the first appearance of sin in their families, and put it away, whatever it is. If the leprosy is got into the house, the infected part must be taken out. If it remain in the house, the whole must be pulled down. The owner had better be without a dwelling, than live in one that was infected. The leprosy of sin ruins families and churches. Thus sin is so interwoven with the human body, that it must be taken down by death.
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