THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Book of Leviticus (Author Moses)

14:1¤ And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

14:2This is the rite of a leper, when he is to be cleansed. He shall be brought to the priest:

14:3Who going out of the camp, when he shall find that the leprosy is cleansed,

14:4Shall command him that is to be purified, to offer for himself two living sparrows, which it is lawful to eat, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.

14:5And he shall command one of the sparrows to be immolated in an earthen vessel over living waters.

14:6But the other that is alive, he shall dip, with the cedar wood, and the scarlet and the hyssop, in the blood of the sparrow that is immolated:

14:7Wherewith he shall sprinkle him that is to be cleansed seven times, that he may be rightly purified. And he shall let go the living sparrow, that it may fly into the field.

14:8And when the man hath washed his clothes, he shall shave all the hair of his body, and shall be washed with water: and being purified he shall enter into the camp, yet so that he tarry without his own tent seven days.

14:9And on the seventh day he shall shave the hair of his head, and his beard and his eyebrows, and the hair of all his body. And having washed again his clothes, and his body,

14:10On the eighth day, he shall take two lambs without blemish, and an ewe of a year old without blemish, and three tenths of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice, and a sextary of oil apart.

14:11And when the priest that purifieth the man, hath presented him, and all these things before the Lord, at the door of the tabernacle of the testimony:

14:12He shall take a lamb, and offer it for a trespass offering with the sextary of oil. And having offered all before the Lord,

14:13He shall immolate the lamb, where the victim for sin is wont to be immolated, and the holocaust, that is, in the holy place. For as that which is for sin, so also the victim for a trespass offering pertaineth to the priest: it is holy of holies.

14:14And the priest taking of the blood of the victim that was immolated for trespass, shall put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand and the great toe of his right foot.

14:15And he shall pour of the sextary of oil into his own left hand,

14:16And shall dip his right finger in it, and sprinkle it before the Lord seven times.

14:17And the rest of the oil in his left hand, he shall pour upon the tip of the right ear of him that is cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand and the great toe of his right foot, and upon the blood that was shed for trespass:

14:18And upon his head.

14:19And he shall pray for him before the Lord, and shall offer the sacrifice for sin. Then shall he immolate the holocaust.

14:20And put it on the altar with the libations thereof: and the man shall be rightly cleansed.

14:21But if he be poor, and his hand cannot find the things aforesaid: he shall take a lamb for an offering for trespass, that the priest may pray for him, and a tenth part of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice, and a sextary of oil:

14:22And two turtles or two young pigeons, of which one may be for sin, and the other for a holocaust.

14:23And he shall offer them on the eighth day of his purification to the priest, at the door of the tabernacle of the testimony before the Lord.

14:24And the priest receiving the lamb for trespass, and the sextary of oil, shall elevate them together.

14:25And the lamb being immolated, he shall put of the blood thereof upon the tip of the right ear of him that is cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and the great toe of his right foot.

14:26But he shall pour part of the oil into his own left hand,

14:27And dipping the finger of his right hand in it, he shall sprinkle it seven times before the Lord.

14:28And he shall touch the tip of the right ear of him that is cleansed, and the thumb of his right hand and the great toe of his right foot, in the place of the blood that was shed for trespass.

14:29And the other part of the oil that is in his left hand, he shall pour upon the head of the purified person, that he may appease the Lord for him.

14:30And he shall offer a turtle, or young pigeon:

14:31One for trespass, and the other for a holocaust, with their libations.

14:32This is the sacrifice of a leper, that is not able to have all things that appertain to his cleansing.

14:33And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:

14:34When you shall be come into the land of Chanaan, which I will give you for a possession, if there be the plague of leprosy in a house:

14:35He whose house it is, shall go and tell the priest, saying: It seemeth to me, that there is the plague of leprosy in my house,

14:36And he shall command, that they carry forth all things out of the house, before he go into it, and see whether it have the leprosy, lest all things become unclean that are in the house. And afterwards he shall go in to view the leprosy of the house.

14:37And if he see in the walls thereof as it were little dints, disfigured with paleness or redness, and lower than all the rest:

14:38He shall go out of the door of the house, and forthwith shut it up seven days,

14:39And returning on the seventh day, he shall look upon it. If he find that the leprosy is spread,

14:40He shall command, that the stones wherein the leprosy is, be taken out, and cast without the city into an unclean place:

14:41And that the house be scraped on the inside round about, and the dust of the scrapings be scattered without the city into an unclean place:

14:42And that other stones be laid in the place of them that were taken away, and the house be plastered with other mortar.

14:43But if after the stones be taken out, and the dust scraped off, and it be plastered with other earth.

14:44The priest going in perceive that the leprosy is returned, and the walls full of spots, it is a lasting leprosy, and the house is unclean.

14:45And they shall destroy it forthwith, and shall cast the stones and timber thereof, and all the dust without the town into an unclean place.

14:46He that entereth into the house when it is shut, shall be unclean until evening,

14:47And he that sleepeth in it, and eateth any thing, shall wash his clothes.

14:48But if the priest going in perceive that the leprosy is not spread in the house, after it was plastered again, he shall purify it, it being cured.

14:49And for the purification thereof he shall take two sparrows, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.

14:50And having immolated one sparrow in an earthen vessel, over living waters,

14:51He shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living sparrow, and shall dip all in the blood of the sparrow that is immolated, and in the living water: and he shall sprinkle the house seven times.

14:52And shall purify it as well with the blood of the sparrow, as with the living water, and with the living sparrow, and with the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet.

14:53And when he hath let go the sparrow to fly freely away into the field, he shall pray for the house: and it shall be rightly cleansed.

14:54This is the law of every kind of leprosy and stroke.

14:55Of the leprosy of garments and houses,

14:56Of a scar and of blisters breaking out of a shining spot, and when the colours are diversely changed:

14:57That it may be known when a thing is clean or unclean.

15:1¤ And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:

15:2Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: The man that hath an issue of seed, shall be unclean.

15:3And then shall he be judged subject to this evil, when a filthy humour, at every moment, cleaveth to his flesh, and gathereth there.

15:4Every bed on which he sleepeth, shall be unclean, and every place on which he sitteth.

15:5If any man touch his bed, he shall wash his clothes and being washed with water, he shall be unclean until the evening.

15:6If a man sit where that man hath sitten, he also shall wash his clothes: and being washed with water, shall be unclean until the evening.

15:7He that toucheth his flesh, shall wash his clothes: and being himself washed with water shall be unclean until the evening.

15:8If such a man cast his spittle upon him that is clean, he shall wash his clothes: and being washed with water, he shall be unclean until the evening.

15:9The saddle on which he hath sitten shall be unclean.

15:10And whatsoever has been under him that hath the issue of seed, shall be unclean until the evening. He that carrieth any of these things, shall wash his clothes: and being washed with water, he shall be unclean until the evening.

15:11Every person whom such a one shall touch, not having washed his hands before, shall wash his clothes: and being washed with water, shall be unclean until the evening.

15:12If he touch a vessel of earth, it shall be broken: but if a vessel of wood, it shall be washed with water.

15:13If he who suffereth this disease be healed, he shall number seven days after his cleansing: and having washed his clothes, and all his body in living water, he shall be clean.

15:14And on the eighth day he shall take two turtles, or two young pigeons, and he shall come before the Lord, to the door of the tabernacle of the testimony, and shall give them to the priest.

15:15Who shall offer one for sin, and the other for a holocaust: and he shall pray for him before the Lord, that he may be cleansed of the issue of his seed.

15:16The man from whom the seed of copulation goeth out, shall wash all his body with water: and he shall be unclean until the evening.

15:17The garment or skin that he weareth, he shall wash with water: and it shall be unclean until the evening.

15:18The woman, with whom he copulateth, shall be washed with water: and shall be unclean until the evening.

15:19The woman, who at the return of the month, hath her issue of blood, shall be separated seven days.

15:20Every one that toucheth her, shall be unclean until the evening.

15:21And every thing that she sleepeth on, or that she sitteth on in the days of her separation, shall be defiled.

15:22He that toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes: and being himself washed with water, shall be unclean until the evening.

15:23Whosoever shall touch any vessel on which she sitteth, shall wash his clothes: and himself being washed with water, shall be defiled until the evening.

15:24If a man copulateth with her in the time of her flowers, he shall be unclean seven days: and every bed on which he shall sleep, shall be defiled.

15:25The woman that hath an issue of blood many days out of her ordinary time, or that ceaseth not to flow after the monthly courses, as long as she is subject to this disease, shall be unclean, in the same manner as if she were in her flowers.

15:26Every bed on which she sleepeth, and every vessel on which she sitteth, shall be defiled.

15:27Whosoever toucheth them shall wash his clothes: and himself being washed with water, shall be unclean until the evening.

15:28If the blood stop and cease to run, she shall count seven days of her purification:

15:29And on the eighth day she shall offer for herself to the priest, two turtles, or two young pigeons, at the door of the tabernacle of the testimony:

15:30And he shall offer one for sin, and the other for a holocaust, and he shall pray for her before the Lord, and for the issue of her uncleanness.

15:31You shall teach therefore the children of Israel to take heed of uncleanness, that they may not die in their filth, when they shall have defiled my tabernacle that is among them.

15:32This is the law of him that hath the issue of seed, and that is defiled by copulation.

15:33And of the woman that is separated in her monthly times, or that hath a continual issue of blood, and of the man that sleepeth with her.

16:1¤ And the Lord spoke to Moses, after the death of the two sons of Aaron when they were slain upon their offering strange fire:

16:2And he commanded him, saying: Speak to Aaron thy brother, that he enter not at all into the sanctuary, which is within the veil before the propitiatory, with which the ark is covered, lest he die, (for I will appear in a cloud over the oracle),

16:3Unless he first do these things. He shall offer a calf for sin, and a ram for a holocaust.

16:4He shall be vested with a linen tunick: he shall cover his nakedness with linen breeches: he shall be girded with a linen girdle, and he shall put a linen mitre upon his head. For these are holy vestments: all which he shall put on, after he is washed.

16:5And he shall receive from the whole multitude of the children of Israel two buck goats for sin, and one ram for a holocaust.

16:6And when he hath offered the calf and prayed for himself and for his own house:

16:7He shall make the two buck goats to stand before the Lord in the door of the tabernacle of the testimony.

16:8And casting lots upon them both, one to be offered to the Lord, and the other to be the emissary goat:

16:9That whose lot fell to be offered to the Lord, he shall offer for sin.

16:10But that whose lot was to be the emissary goat, he shall present alive before the Lord, that he may pour prayers upon him, and let him go into the wilderness.

16:11After these things are duly celebrated, he shall offer the calf: and praying for himself and for his own house, he shall immolate it.

16:12And taking the censer, which he hath filled with the burning coals of the altar, and taking up with his hands the compounded perfume for incense, he shall go in within the veil into the holy place:

16:13That when the perfumes are put upon the fire, the cloud and vapour thereof may cover the oracle, which is over the testimony, and he may not die.

16:14He shall take also of the blood of the calf, and sprinkle with his finger seven times towards the propitiatory to the east.

16:15And when he hath killed the buck goat for the sin of the people, he shall carry in the blood thereof within the veil, as he was commanded to do with the blood of the calf, that he may sprinkle it over against the oracle:

16:16And may expiate the sanctuary from the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and from their transgressions, and all their sins. According to this rite shall he do to the tabernacle of the testimony, which is fixed among them in the midst of the filth of their habitation.

16:17Let no man be in the tabernacle when the high priest goeth into the sanctuary, to pray for himself and his house, and for the whole congregation of Israel, until he come out.

16:18And when he is come out to the altar that is before the Lord, let him pray for himself: and taking the blood of the calf, and of the buck goat, let him pour it upon the horns thereof round about.

16:19And sprinkling with his finger seven times, let him expiate, and sanctify it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.

16:20After he hath cleaned the sanctuary, and the tabernacle, and the altar, then let him offer the living goat.

16:21And putting both hands upon his head, let him confess all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their offences and sins. And praying that they may light on its head, he shall turn him out by a man ready for it, into the desert.

16:22And when the goat hath carried all their iniquities into an uninhabited land, and shall be let go into the desert:

16:23Aaron shall return into the tabernacle of the testimony, and putting off the vestments, which he had on him before when he entered into the sanctuary, and leaving them there,

16:24He shall wash his flesh in the holy place, and shall put on his own garments. And after that he is come out and hath offered his own holocaust, and that of the people, he shall pray both for himself, and for the people.

16:25And the fat that is offered for sins, he shall burn on the altar.

16:26But he that hath let go the emissary goat, shall wash his clothes, and his body with water, and so shall enter into the camp.

16:27But the calf and the buck goat, that were sacrificed for sin, and whose blood was carried into the sanctuary, to accomplish the atonement, they shall carry forth without the camp, and shall burn with fire: their skins and their flesh, and their dung.

16:28And whosoever burneth them shall wash his clothes, and flesh with water: and so shall enter into the camp.

16:29And this shall be to you an everlasting ordinance. The seventh month, the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and shall do no work, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you.

16:30Upon this day shall be the expiation for you, and the cleansing from all your sins. You shall be cleansed before the Lord.

16:31For it is a sabbath of rest: and you shall afflict your souls by a perpetual religion.

16:32And the priest that is anointed, and whose hands are consecrated to do the office of the priesthood in his father's stead, shall make atonement. And he shall be vested with the linen robe and the holy vestments.

16:33And he shall expiate the sanctuary and the tabernacle of the testimony and the altar: the priest also and all the people.

16:34And this shall be an ordinance for ever, that you pray for the children of Israel, and for all their sins once a year. He did therefore as the Lord had commanded Moses.



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