The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Leviticus
And the Lord gave Moses and Aaron
this message for the Israelites: The man who has a running of the reins is unclean.
And he must still be considered unclean, even though his defilement, at certain times, dries up and causes a stoppage.
Any bed he lies on, anything he sits on, becomes unclean.
The man who touches his bed, must wash his garments and bathe, and hold himself unclean till sundown;
and there is the same washing, and bathing, and uncleanness for the man who sits where he sat;
the same washing, and bathing, and uncleanness, for the man who touches him;
the same washing, and bathing, and uncleanness for the man on whom his spittle falls.
Unclean the saddle on which he has ridden,
unclean, till evening comes, everything on which the man so afflicted may rest; the same washing, and bathing, and uncleanness for anyone who carries it in his hands;
the same washing, and bathing, and uncleanness for anyone whom he touches, unless he washes his hands first.
Any earthen pot he touches must be broken, any bucket of wood he touches, rinsed with water.
If a man so afflicted is healed, he must count seven days from the time of his healing,✻ and then, when he has washed his clothes and his whole body in spring water, he is clean.
On the eighth day, he must bring two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, to the door of the tabernacle that bears record of me, and give them to the priest.
The priest will sacrifice one as a victim for his fault, and the other as a burnt-sacrifice, and so make intercession for him in the Lord’s presence, that he may be clean from the defilement of his body.
The man who loses the seed of procreation must wash his whole body in water, and remain unclean till evening comes;
wash, too, in water his garment of stuff or of leather, and that too, till evening comes, is unclean.
If he has had commerce with a woman, she too must wash, and she too, till evening comes, is unclean.
The woman who loses blood, because her monthly time has come round, must remain a whole week apart;
whoever touches her is unclean till sundown,
and all she lies upon or sits upon during this time of separation, becomes defiled thereby.
The man who touches her bed, must wash his garments, and bathe, and hold himself unclean till evening;
and there is the same washing, and bathing, and uncleanness for anyone who touches any piece of furniture on which she has sat down to rest.
If a man has commerce with her at her monthly time, he remains unclean for a whole week; unclean, too, is any bed on which he lies.
A woman who loses blood continually at other times, or when her monthly time is over, must be considered unclean in the same way, as long as her affliction lasts;
unclean the bed she sleeps on, and all that she rests on,
unclean, till evening comes, everyone who has touched her, and meanwhile he must wash his garments and bathe in water.
If the issue of her blood dries up, she must count seven days from the time of her healing,✻
and on the eighth day she will bring two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, to the priest at the door of the tabernacle.
The priest will sacrifice one as a victim for her fault, and the other as a burnt-sacrifice, and so make intercession for her in the Lord’s presence over the issue of blood that has defiled her.
You must teach the sons of Israel to be on their guard against uncleanness; or they may be punished with death for the irreverence which has profaned my tabernacle, here in their midst.
Such are the rules which concern men who are defiled by a running of the reins, or by intercourse with woman,
and for women who must remain apart because of their monthly time, women who have a continuous issue of blood, and men with whom such women have commerce.
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