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17 and the cormorant, and the great owl, And the swan, and the

18 pelican, and the g.er eagle, And the stork, the heron after

19 her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

20 Al l fowls, it should be translated insects, that creep, going

21 upon [all] four, [shall be] an abomination unto you. Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that gocth upon [all] four, which have legs above their feet, to leap

22 withal upon the earth; [Even] these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.

23 But all [other] flying creeping things, which have four feet, [shall be] an abomination unto you.

34 And for these ye shall be unclean : whosoever toucheth

25 the carcass of them shall be unclean until the even. And whosoever beareth [aught] of the carcass of them shall wash

26 his clothes, and be unclean until the even. [The carcasses] of every beast which divideth the hoof, and [is] not cloven footed, nor cheweth the cud, [are] unclean unto you: every

27 one that toucheth them shall be unclean. And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, on his two hands, which has forefeet divided into fingers, as monktes, cats, dogs, bears, among alt manner of beasts that goon [all] four, those [are] unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcass shall be unclean un.

28 til the even. And he that beareth the carcass of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even : they [are] unclean unto you.

3S> These also [shall be] unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth ; the weasel, and the

SO mouse, and the tortoise after his kind, And the ferret, and 'the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole.

31 These [are] unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean

S2 until the even. And upon whatsoever [any] of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether [it be] any vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel [it be,] wherein [any] work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it shall

33 be cleansed. And every earthen vessel, whercinto [any] of them fullcth, whatsoever [is] in it shall be unclean; and ye

.34 shall break it. Of all meat which may be eaten, [that] on which [such] water cometh shall be unclean; and all drink that

35 may be drunk in every [such] vessel shall be unclean. And every [thing] whereupon £any part] of their carcass falleth shall be unclean; [whether it be] oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: [for] they [are] unclean, and

36 shall be unclean unto you. Nevertheless, a fountain or pit, [wherein there is] plenty of water, shall be clean : but that which toucheth their carcass, the man who draws them out, or

37 the instrument which he uses, shall be unclean. And if (any part] of their carcass fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it [shall be] clean, because, before it was used it was to pass through so many changes, that all the contamination

38 would be gone off. But if [any] water be put upon the seed, or the corn .mended for present use, and [any part] of their car

39 cass fall thereon, it [shall be j unclean unlo you. And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die of itself, or be strangled, or torn 1 he that toucheth the carcass thereof shall be unclean

40 until the even. And he that eateth of the carcass of it unknowingly, (for if he did it presumptuously he was to be cut off] A'am. xv. and xxx.) shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcass of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

41 And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, except those mentioned before, v. 22. [shall be] an abomina

42 lion; it shall not be eaten. Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon [all] four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon thct earth, them ye shall not cat; for they [are] an abomination.

43 Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be denied thereby.

44 For I [am] the Lord your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I [am] holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth: as I am separated, by the excellency of my nature, front all other Beings, so shall you,

45 by your purity, from all other fteople. For 1 [am] the Lord that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God : ye shall therefore be holy, for I [am] holy.

46 This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that movetb in the waters, and of every »rca

47 ture that creepeth upon the earth: To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.

CHAP. XII.

Of women's purifications, and offerings.

1 A ND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto

2 Jljl. the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and borne a man child : then she shall be unclean, seven days j according to the days of the separation for her

3 infirmity shall she be unclean. And in the eighth day the

4 lesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days, beside the seven mentioned, v. 2. she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled; but for common things, and all

5 civil affairs, she was clean after the first seven days. But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, double to that for a male, v. 2. as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days.

6 And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, to express her gratitude to God, and imfilore his blessing on her child, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove for a sin offering, (or rather, to cleanse her from her ceremonial pollution, ch. xv. 30.) unto the door of the tabernacle of the

7 congregation, unto the priest: Who shall offer it before the Lord, and make an atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This [is] the law for

S her that hath borne a male or a female, And it' she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

CHAP. XIII.

Of the tokens to discern the leprosy.

1 AND the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, saying,

2 JLX. When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a risr ing, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh [like] the plague of leprosy ; then he shall be brought unto

3 Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests: And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and [when] the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight [be] deeper than the skin of his flesh, it [is] a plague of leprosy : and the prie6t shall look on him, and

4 pronounce him unclean. If the bright spot [be] white in the skin of his flesh, and in sight [be] not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white; then the priest

5 6hall shut up [him that hath] the plague seven days: And the priest shall look on him the seventh day : and, behold, [if] the plague in his sight be at a stay, botli in respcct to colour and spreading, [and] the plague spread not in the skin;

$ then the priest shall shut him up seven days more: And the

priest shall look on him again the seventh day: and, behoM, [if] the plague be somewhat dark, and the plague spread not in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean: it [is but]

7 a scab: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean. But if the scab spread much abroad in the skin, after that he hath been seen of the priest for his cleansing, he shall lie seen of

8 the priest again: And [if] the priest see that, behold, the scab sprcadeth in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it [is] a leprosy.

9 When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall

10 be brought unto the priest; And the priest shall see [him :] and, behold, [if] the rising [be] white in the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and [there be] quick raw flesh in the

11 rising; It [is] an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean, and shall not shut

12 him up: for he is unclean. And if a leprosy break out abroad in the skin, and the leprosy cover all the skin of [him that hath] the plague from his head even to his foot, where

13 soever the priest lookcth; Then the priest shall consider: and, behold, [if] the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce [him] clean [that hath] the plague: it is all turned white: he [is] clean ; it only a salt humour of body,

14 thrown mit by the strength of hie constitution. But when raw flesh appeareth in him, he shall be unclean. This -axis a sign that the fioison of the disease iva» nnt wholly driven out, but did

'still lurk taithin the ßean, and so rendered the disease more dangerous to him that had it, and more infectious to others.

15 And the priest shall-see the raw flesh and pronounce him to be unclean: [for] the raw flesh [is] unclean: it [is] a lep

\ б rosy. Or if the raw flesh turn again, and be changed unto . 17 white, he shall come unto the priest; And the priest shajl see him: and, behold, [if] the plague be turned into white; then the priest shall pronounce [him] clean [that hath] the plague : he [is] clean, though he may have the scurvy all aver his body.

18 The flesh also, in which, [even] in the skin thereof, was a

19 boil, and is healed, And in the place of the boil there be a white rising, or a bright spot, white, and somewhat reddish,

•20 and it be showed to the priest; And if,-when the priebt seeth it, behold, it [be] in sight lower than the skin, and the hair thereof be turned white: the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it [is] a p!agi:e of leprosy broken out of the boil.

21 But if the priest look on it, and, behold, [there be] no whitç hairs therein, and [if] it [be] not lower than the skin, but [be] somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up sev

22 en days: And if it spread much abroad in the skin, then the

23 priest shall pronounce him unclean: it [is] a plague. But if the bright spot stay in his place, [and] spread not, it [is] a burning boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean,

34 Or if there be [any] flesh, in the skia whereof [there is] a hot burning, and the quick [flesh] that burnetii have a white

25 bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white; Then the pries* shall look upon it: and, behold, if the hair in the bright spot be turned white, and it [be in] sight deeper than the skin; it [is] a leprosy broken out of the burning: wherefore the. priest shall pronounce him unclean: it [is] the plague of

26 leprosy. But if the priest look on it, and, behold, [there be} no white hair in the bright spot, and it [be] no lower than the

» [other] skin, but [be] somewhat dark; then the priest shall

27 shut him up seven days: And the priest shall look upon himv the seventh day: [and] if it be spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it [is] the

38 plague of leprosy. And if the bright spot stay in his place, [and] spread not in the skin, but it [be] somewhat dark; it {is] a rising of the burning, and the priest shall pronounce him clean : for it [is] an inflammation of the burning.

29 If a man or woman have a plague upon the head or the

30 beard ;* Then the priest shall see the plague: and, behold, if it [be] in sight deeper than the skin; [and there be] in it a yellow thin hair; then the priest shall pronounce him un-> clean : it [is] a dry seal!, [even] a leprosy upon the head

31 or beard. And if the priest look on the plague of the seal], and, behold, it [be] not in sight deeper than the skin, and [that there is] no black hair in it; then the priest shall shut

32 up [him that hath] the plague of the seall seven days: And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the plague: and, behold, [if] the scall spread not, and there be in it no yellow hair, and the scall [be] not in sight deeper than

3.3 the skin: He shall be shaven, but the scall shall he not shave : and the priest shall shut up [him that hath] the scall

34 seven days more: And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the scall: and, behold, [if] the scall be not spread in the skin, nor [be] in sight deeper than the skin; then the priest shall pronounce him clean: and he shall wash his

35 clothes and be clean. But if the scall spread much in the

36 skin after his cleansing; Then the priest shall look on him; and, behold, if the scall be spread in the skin, the priest shall

37 not seek for yellow hair; he [is] unclean. But if the scall be in his sight at a stay, and [that] there is black hair grown up therein ; the scall is healed, he [is] clean: and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

38 If a man also or a woman have in the skin of their flesh

39 bright spots, [even.] white bright spots; Then the priest shall look: and, behold, [if] the bright spots in the skin of

* This, among the Romans, was looked upon 03 a most dreadful distemper, even worjic than death.

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