Leviticus 13:39
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New International Version
the priest is to examine them, and if the spots are dull white, it is a harmless rash that has broken out on the skin; they are clean.

King James Bible
Then the priest shall look: and, behold, if the bright spots in the skin of their flesh be darkish white; it is a freckled spot that groweth in the skin; he is clean.

Darby Bible Translation
and the priest look, and behold, there are in the skin of their flesh pale white spots, it is an eruption which is broken out in the skin: he is clean.

World English Bible
then the priest shall examine them; and behold, if the bright spots on the skin of their body are a dull white, it is a harmless rash, it has broken out in the skin; he is clean.

Young's Literal Translation
and the priest hath seen, and lo, in the skin of their flesh white weak bright spots, it is a freckled spot broken out in the skin; he is clean.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The scall shall he not shave - Lest the place should be irritated and inflamed, and assume in consequence other appearances besides those of a leprous infection; in which case the priest might not be able to form an accurate judgment.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

if the bright

Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man on earth, that does good, and sins not.

Romans 7:22-25 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man...

James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

a freckled spot The word {bohak}, from the Syriac {behak}, to be {white} or {shining}, here rendered `a freckled spot,' is used by the Arabs to denote a kind of {leprosy}, of which Niebuhr says, `Bohak is neither contagious nor dangerous. a black boy at Moch, who was affected with this eruption, had here and there upon his body {white spots}. We were told that the use of sulphur had relieved this boy for a time, but had not entirely remove the disease.' He adds subsequently from Forskal's papers, `The Arabs call a sore of {leprosy}, in which some little spots shew themselves here and there on the body, {behaq}; and it is without doubt the same as is named {bohak}, (le ch.

Leviticus 13:13 Then the priest shall consider: and, behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh...

). They believe it to be so far from contagious, that one may sleep with a person affected without danger.' `On the

15th day of May,

1765, I myself first saw the {Bohak} leprosy in a Jew at Mocha. The spots in this disease are of an unequal size. They do not shine; are not perceptibly higher than the skin; and do not change the colour of the hair. Their colour is an obscure white, inclining to red. The rest of the skin of the patient was darker that of the people of the country in general; but the spots were not so white as the skin of an European, when not sun-burnt. The spots in this leprosy do not appear on the hands, or near the navel, but on the neck and face, yet not on that part where the hair grows thick. They gradually spread, and continue sometimes only about two months, but in some cases one or two years, and then disappear by degrees, of themselves. This disorder is neither contagious nor hereditary, nor does it occasion any inconvenience.' Hence a person infected with the bohak is declared clean.

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Journey to Jerusalem. Ten Lepers. Concerning the Kingdom.
(Borders of Samaria and Galilee.) ^C Luke XVII. 11-37. ^c 11 And it came to pass, as they were on their way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee. [If our chronology is correct, Jesus passed northward from Ephraim about forty miles, crossing Samaria (here mentioned first), and coming to the border of Galilee. He then turned eastward along that border down the wady Bethshean which separates the two provinces, and crossed the Jordan into Peræa, where we soon
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

The Third Commandment
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.' Exod 20: 7. This commandment has two parts: 1. A negative expressed, that we must not take God's name in vain; that is, cast any reflections and dishonour on his name. 2. An affirmative implied. That we should take care to reverence and honour his name. Of this latter I shall speak more fully, under the first petition in the Lord's Prayer, Hallowed be thy name.' I shall
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

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