1611 King James Version (KJV)

Leviticus 14:57

“To teach when it is vncleane, and when it is cleane: this is the lawe of leprosie.”

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Other Translations

To teach when [it is] unclean, and when [it is] clean: this [is] the law of leprosy.
- King James Version

to teach when they are unclean and when they are clean. This is the law of leprosy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

to teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To make clear when it is unclean and when it is clean: this is the law about the disease of the leper.
- Basic English Bible

to teach when there is uncleanness, and when it is purified: this is the law of leprosy.
- Darby Bible

To teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy.
- Webster's Bible

to teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean. This is the law of leprosy.
- World English Bible

to direct in the day of being unclean, and in the day of being clean; this [is] the law of the leprosy.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

to teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean; this is the law of leprosy.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 14:57

14:57 To teach - To direct the priest when to pronounce a person or house clean or unclean. So it was not left to the priests power or will, but they were tied to plain rules, such as the people might discern no less than the priest.

Discussion for Leviticus 14

  • 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.

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