Leviticus

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Leviticus 14:8

“And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shaue off all his haire, and wash himselfe in water, that he may be cleane: And after that hee shall come into the Campe, and shall tary abroad out of his tent seuen dayes.”

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And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp, and shall tarry abroad out of his tent seven days.
- King James Version

"The one to be cleansed shall then wash his clothes and shave off all his hair and bathe in water and be clean. Now afterward, he may enter the camp, but he shall stay outside his tent for seven days.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and bathe himself in water; and he shall be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp, but shall dwell outside his tent seven days.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he who is to be made clean will have his clothing washed and his hair cut and have a bath, and he will be clean. And after that he will come back to the tent-circle; but he is to keep outside his tent for seven days.
- Basic English Bible

And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his garments, and shave all his hair, and bathe in water, and he shall be clean; and afterwards shall he come into the camp, and shall abide outside his tent seven days.
- Darby Bible

And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp, and shall tarry abroad out of his tent seven days.
- Webster's Bible

He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and bathe himself in water; and he shall be clean. After that he shall come into the camp, but shall dwell outside his tent seven days.
- World English Bible

`And he who is to be cleansed hath washed his garments, and hath shaved all his hair, and hath bathed with water, and hath been clean, and afterwards he doth come in unto the camp, and hath dwelt at the outside of his tent seven days.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and bathe himself in water, and he shall be clean; and after that he may come into the camp, but shall dwell outside his tent seven days.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 14:8


14:8 All his hair - Partly to discover his perfect soundness; partly to preserve him from a relapse through any relicks of it which might remain in his hair or in his clothes. Out of his tent - Out of his former habitation, in some separate place, lest some of his leprosy yet lurking in him should break forth to the infection of his family.


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.

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