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Leviticus 15 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

15 8, 19 The manner of purging the unclean issues both of men and women. 31 The children of Israel must be separate from all uncleanness.

Moreover the Lord spake unto Moses, and to Aaron, saying,

Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Whosoever hath an issue from his [a]flesh, is unclean, because of his issue.

And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue, when his flesh avoideth his issue, or if his flesh be stopped from his issue, this is [b]his uncleanness.

Every bed whereon he lieth that hath the issue, shall be unclean, and everything whereon he sitteth, shall be unclean.

Whosoever also toucheth his bed, shall wash his clothes, and wash himself in water, and shall be unclean until the even.

And he that sitteth on any thing, whereon he sat that hath the issue, shall wash his clothes, and wash himself in water, and shall be unclean until the even.

Also he that toucheth the flesh of him that hath the issue, shall wash his clothes, and wash himself in water, and shall be unclean until the even.

If he also that hath the issue, spit upon him that is clean, [c]he shall wash his clothes, and wash himself in water, and shall be unclean until the even.

And what [d]saddle soever he rideth upon, that hath the issue, shall be unclean,

10 And whosoever toucheth any thing that was under him, shall be unclean until the even: and he that beareth those things, shall wash his clothes, and wash himself in water, and shall be unclean until the even.

11 Likewise whomsoever he toucheth that hath the issue (and hath not washed his hands in water) shall wash his clothes, and wash himself in water, and shall be unclean until the even.

12 And the vessel of earth that he toucheth, which hath the issue, shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

13 But if he that hath an issue, be [e]cleansed of his issue, then shall he count him seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and wash his flesh in pure water: so shall he be clean.

14 Then the eighth day he shall take unto him two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and come before the Lord at the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and shall give them unto the Priest,

15 And the Priest shall make of the one of them a sin offering, and of the other a burnt offering: so the Priest shall make an atonement for him before the Lord for his issue.

16 Also if any man’s issue of seed depart from him, he shall wash all his [f]flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.

17 And every garment, and every skin whereupon shall be issue of seed, shall be even washed with water, and be unclean unto the even.

18 If he that hath an issue of seed do lie with a woman, they shall both wash themselves with water, and be unclean until the even.

19 ¶ Also when a woman shall have an issue, and her issue in her [g]flesh shall be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her, shall be unclean until the even.

20 And whatsoever she lieth upon in [h]her separation, shall be unclean, and everything that she sitteth upon, shall be unclean.

21 Whosoever also toucheth her bed, shall wash his clothes, and wash himself with water, and shall be unclean unto the even.

22 And whosoever toucheth anything that she sat upon, shall wash his clothes, and wash himself in water, and shall be unclean until the even:

23 So that whether he toucheth her bed, or anything whereon she hath sat, he shall be unclean unto the even.

24 And if a man lie with her, and the flowers of her separation [i]touch him, he shall be unclean seven days, and all the whole bed whereon he lieth, shall be unclean.

25 Also when a woman’s issue of blood runneth long time besides the time of her [j]flowers, or when she hath an issue longer than her flowers, all the days of the issue of her uncleanness she shall be unclean, as in the time of her flowers.

26 Every bed whereon she lieth (as long as her issue lasteth) shall be to her as the [k]bed of her separation: and whatsoever she sitteth upon, shall be unclean, as her uncleanness when she is put apart.

27 And whosoever toucheth these things, shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes, and wash himself in water, and shall be unclean unto the even.

28 But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall [l]count her seven days, and after, she shall be clean.

29 And in the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the Priest at the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

30 And the Priest shall make of the one a sin offering, and of the other a burnt offering, and the Priest shall make an atonement for her before the Lord, for the issue of her uncleanness.

31 Thus shall ye [m]separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness, that they die not in their uncleanness, if they defile my Tabernacle that is among them.

32 This is the law of him that hath an issue, and of him from whom goeth an issue of seed whereby he is defiled:

33 Also of her that is sick of her flowers, and of him that hath a running issue, whether it be man or woman, and of him that lieth with her which is unclean.

Footnotes:

  1. Leviticus 15:2 Whose seed either in sleeping, or else of weakness of nature issueth at his secret part.
  2. Leviticus 15:3 Of the thing wherefore he shall be unclean.
  3. Leviticus 15:8 Of whom the unclean man did spit.
  4. Leviticus 15:9 The word signifieth everything whereon a man rideth.
  5. Leviticus 15:13 That is, be restored to his old state, and be healed thereof.
  6. Leviticus 15:16 Meaning, all his body.
  7. Leviticus 15:19 Or, secret part.
  8. Leviticus 15:20 That is, when she hath her flowers, whereby she is separate from her husband, from the Tabernacle and from touching of any holy thing.
  9. Leviticus 15:24 If any of her uncleanness did only touch him in the bed: for else the man that companied with such a woman, should die, Lev. 20:18.
  10. Leviticus 15:25 Hebrew, separation.
  11. Leviticus 15:26 Shall be unclean as the bed whereon she lay when she had her natural disease.
  12. Leviticus 15:28 After the time that she is recovered.
  13. Leviticus 15:31 Seeing that God required of his purity and cleanness: we cannot be his, except our filth and sins be purged with the blood of Jesus Christ, and so we learn to detest all sin.
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Leviticus 15 New International Version (NIV)

Discharges Causing Uncleanness

15 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When any man has an unusual bodily discharge, such a discharge is unclean. Whether it continues flowing from his body or is blocked, it will make him unclean. This is how his discharge will bring about uncleanness:

“‘Any bed the man with a discharge lies on will be unclean, and anything he sits on will be unclean. Anyone who touches his bed must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening. Whoever sits on anything that the man with a discharge sat on must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

“‘Whoever touches the man who has a discharge must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

“‘If the man with the discharge spits on anyone who is clean, they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

“‘Everything the man sits on when riding will be unclean, 10 and whoever touches any of the things that were under him will be unclean till evening; whoever picks up those things must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

11 “‘Anyone the man with a discharge touches without rinsing his hands with water must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

12 “‘A clay pot that the man touches must be broken, and any wooden article is to be rinsed with water.

13 “‘When a man is cleansed from his discharge, he is to count off seven days for his ceremonial cleansing; he must wash his clothes and bathe himself with fresh water, and he will be clean. 14 On the eighth day he must take two doves or two young pigeons and come before the Lord to the entrance to the tent of meeting and give them to the priest. 15 The priest is to sacrifice them, the one for a sin offering[a] and the other for a burnt offering. In this way he will make atonement before the Lord for the man because of his discharge.

16 “‘When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening. 17 Any clothing or leather that has semen on it must be washed with water, and it will be unclean till evening. 18 When a man has sexual relations with a woman and there is an emission of semen, both of them must bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

19 “‘When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening.

20 “‘Anything she lies on during her period will be unclean, and anything she sits on will be unclean. 21 Anyone who touches her bed will be unclean; they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening. 22 Anyone who touches anything she sits on will be unclean; they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening. 23 Whether it is the bed or anything she was sitting on, when anyone touches it, they will be unclean till evening.

24 “‘If a man has sexual relations with her and her monthly flow touches him, he will be unclean for seven days; any bed he lies on will be unclean.

25 “‘When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at a time other than her monthly period or has a discharge that continues beyond her period, she will be unclean as long as she has the discharge, just as in the days of her period. 26 Any bed she lies on while her discharge continues will be unclean, as is her bed during her monthly period, and anything she sits on will be unclean, as during her period. 27 Anyone who touches them will be unclean; they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

28 “‘When she is cleansed from her discharge, she must count off seven days, and after that she will be ceremonially clean. 29 On the eighth day she must take two doves or two young pigeons and bring them to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 30 The priest is to sacrifice one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. In this way he will make atonement for her before the Lord for the uncleanness of her discharge.

31 “‘You must keep the Israelites separate from things that make them unclean, so they will not die in their uncleanness for defiling my dwelling place,[b] which is among them.’”

32 These are the regulations for a man with a discharge, for anyone made unclean by an emission of semen, 33 for a woman in her monthly period, for a man or a woman with a discharge, and for a man who has sexual relations with a woman who is ceremonially unclean.

Footnotes:

  1. Leviticus 15:15 Or purification offering; also in verse 30
  2. Leviticus 15:31 Or my tabernacle
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