Leviticus 14:53
New International Version
Then he is to release the live bird in the open fields outside the town. In this way he will make atonement for the house, and it will be clean.”

New Living Translation
he will release the live bird in the open fields outside the town. Through this process, the priest will purify the house, and it will be ceremonially clean.

English Standard Version
And he shall let the live bird go out of the city into the open country. So he shall make atonement for the house, and it shall be clean.”

Berean Study Bible
Finally, he is to release the live bird into the open fields outside the city. In this way he will make atonement for the house, and it will be clean.

King James Bible
But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean.

New King James Version
Then he shall let the living bird loose outside the city in the open field, and make atonement for the house, and it shall be clean.

New American Standard Bible
However, he shall let the live bird go free outside the city into the open field. So he shall make atonement for the house, and it will be clean.”

NASB 1995
“However, he shall let the live bird go free outside the city into the open field. So he shall make atonement for the house, and it will be clean.”

NASB 1977
“However, he shall let the live bird go free outside the city into the open field. So he shall make atonement for the house, and it shall be clean.”

Amplified Bible
But he shall let the live bird go free outside the city into the open field. So he shall make atonement for the house, and it will be clean.”

Christian Standard Bible
Then he is to release the live bird into the open countryside outside the city. In this way he will make atonement for the house, and it will be clean.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he is to release the live bird into the open countryside outside the city. In this way he will make atonement for the house, and it will be clean.”

American Standard Version
but he shall let got the living bird out of the city into the open field: so shall he make atonement for the house; and it shall be clean.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the living bird shall fly outside of the town before the face of the field and shall atone for the house and it shall be clean.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he shall let the living bird go out of the city into the field, and shall make atonement for the house, and it shall be clean.

Contemporary English Version
Finally, he will release the bird and let it fly away, ending the ceremony for purifying the house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he hath let go the sparrow to fly freely away into the field, he shall pray for the house, and it shall be rightly cleansed.

English Revised Version
but he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open field: so shall he make atonement for the house: and it shall be clean.

Good News Translation
Then he shall let the live bird fly away outside the city over the open fields. In this way he shall perform the ritual of purification for the house, and it will be ritually clean.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he will let the living bird fly from the city into the open country. He will make peace with the LORD for the house, and it will be clean.

International Standard Version
Then he is to send the bird away, outside the city, facing the fields, to make atonement for the house. Then it is to be considered clean.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open field; so shall he make atonement for the house; and it shall be clean.

Literal Standard Version
and he has sent the living bird away to the outside of the city to the face of the field, and has made atonement for the house, and it has been clean.

NET Bible
and he is to send the live bird away outside the city into the open countryside. So he is to make atonement for the house and it will be clean.

New Heart English Bible
but he shall let the living bird go out of the city into the open field. So shall he make atonement for the house; and it shall be clean."

World English Bible
but he shall let the living bird go out of the city into the open field. So shall he make atonement for the house; and it shall be clean."

Young's Literal Translation
and he hath sent away the living bird unto the outside of the city unto the face of the field, and hath made atonement for the house, and it hath been clean.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Cleansing a Home
52And he shall cleanse the house with the bird’s blood, the fresh water, the live bird, the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the scarlet yarn. 53Finally, he is to release the live bird into the open fields outside the city. In this way he will make atonement for the house, and it will be clean. 54This is the law for any infectious skin disease, for a scaly outbreak,…

Cross References
Leviticus 14:52
And he shall cleanse the house with the bird's blood, the fresh water, the live bird, the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the scarlet yarn.

Leviticus 14:54
This is the law for any infectious skin disease, for a scaly outbreak,


Treasury of Scripture

But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean.

Leviticus 14:20
And the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the meat offering upon the altar: and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and he shall be clean.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Finally, he is to release
וְשִׁלַּ֞ח (wə·šil·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

the live
הַֽחַיָּ֛ה (ha·ḥay·yāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

bird
הַצִּפֹּ֧ר (haṣ·ṣip·pōr)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 6833: A little bird

into
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the open
פְּנֵ֣י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

fields
הַשָּׂדֶ֑ה (haś·śā·ḏeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land

outside
מִח֥וּץ (mi·ḥūṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

the city.
לָעִ֖יר (lā·‘îr)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

In this way he will make atonement
וְכִפֶּ֥ר (wə·ḵip·per)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3722: To cover, to expiate, condone, to placate, cancel

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the house,
הַבַּ֖יִת (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

and it will be clean.
וְטָהֵֽר׃ (wə·ṭā·hêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2891: To be clean or pure


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