Leviticus

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Leviticus 14:44

“Then the Priest shall come and looke, and behold, if the plague bee spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosie in the house: it is vncleane.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

Then the priest shall come and look, and, behold, [if] the plague be spread in the house, it [is] a fretting leprosy in the house: it [is] unclean.
- King James Version

then the priest shall come in and make an inspection. If he sees that the mark has indeed spread in the house, it is a malignant mark in the house; it is unclean.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

then the priest shall come in and look; and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house: it is unclean.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the priest will come and see it; and if the disease in the house is increased in size, it is the leper's disease working out in the house: it is unclean.
- Basic English Bible

then the priest shall come, and when he looketh, and behold, the plague hath spread in the house, it is a corroding leprosy in the house: it is unclean.
- Darby Bible

Then the priest shall come and look; and behold, if the plague is spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house: it is unclean.
- Webster's Bible

then the priest shall come in and look; and behold, if the plague has spread in the house, it is a destructive mildew in the house. It is unclean.
- World English Bible

then hath the priest come in and seen, and lo, the plague hath spread in the house; it [is] a fretting leprosy in the house; it [is] unclean.
- Youngs Literal Bible

then the priest shall come in and look; and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a malignant leprosy in the house: it is unclean.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Leviticus 14

  • Stanjett
    What is a running issue? I used to think that it was a woman on her period. BUT in this chapter it says a man can have a running issue.
  • A disciple
    Insight; It seems like you have a lot of ideas that go contrary to fundamental Doctrine: how do you think that ANY of the Scriptures are man's writings? Job 32:8 "But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding." 2 Timothy 3:16 says that "ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD-INSPIRED..." If one is not in agreement with the Spirit, how can he know the mind of the Spirit?
  • Insight777
    Do not lower the Son of God into a position of High Priest. A High Priest is a Sadducee of the Jewish religion. Jesus is not a Sadducee. There are no priests appointed by Jesus. Jesus appointed Apostles that never called him a high priest. Only Paul, the Pharisee, called Jesus a high priest. Paul considers himself blessed because of his bloodline, being a Jew, twisting the gospel of Jesus to fit.
  • Biblefan
    the priests in those days seemed to really serve the combined role of doctor, lawyer, politician and psychologist in addition to their religious duties. Throughout all the statutes, it 's clear they made sure they got hold of the layman 's substance the more esoteric the ceremony, such as being specific as to which toe you dump stuff on, seemed a smokescreen to make it appear they had it goin ' on, but they needed to appear in the know of something that the rest of us were too unwashed to ever understand
  • MAry
    Thanks and Glory be to GOD that we are all cleansed though the Blood of JESUS.
  • Susan Dalton
    "...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..." )Leviticus 14:33-57) If a house had leprosy, if a house was unclean, a priest was to come an look upon the plague. If the plague was spread in the walls of the house, the priest would command that they take away the stones in which the plague was, and they were to cast them into an unclean place without the city. Then the priest would command the house to be scraped within round about, and they were to pour out the dust that they scraped off without the city into an unclean place. They were to then take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he would take other mortar, and plaster the house. After all this, if the plague broke out again in the house and spread, it would be declared a fretting leprosy; it would be unclean. He then was to break down the house, the stone of it, and the timber thereof, and all the mortar of the house; and he would carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place... The priest was to cleanse the house with blood and water. (Leviticus 14:29-53).

    A house with leprosy was cleansed with blood and water... Jesus Christ, being the Great High Priest, has declared all houses unclean; yet, we all will not be carried forth out of the city into an unclean place.

    Thank God, we can be pronounced clean: by Jesus Christ; His blood, and His water, we can be made clean.

    Jesus Christ came not to destroy mens' lives, but to save them. People and houses can be cleansed.

What Do You Think of Leviticus 14?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links