Bible: Lev 14:3-9

14:3 The priest is to go outside the camp and examine the infection. 1  If the infection of the diseased person has been healed, 2  14:4 then the priest will command that two live clean birds, a piece of cedar wood, a scrap of crimson fabric, 3  and some twigs of hyssop 4  be taken up 5  for the one being cleansed. 6  14:5 The priest will then command that one bird be slaughtered 7  into a clay vessel over fresh water. 8  14:6 Then 9  he is to take the live bird along with the piece of cedar wood, the scrap of crimson fabric, and the twigs of hyssop, and he is to dip them and the live bird in the blood of the bird slaughtered over the fresh water, 14:7 and sprinkle it seven times on the one being cleansed 10  from the disease, pronounce him clean, 11  and send the live bird away over the open countryside. 12 

The Seven Days of Purification

14:8The one being cleansed 13  must then wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and bathe in water, and so be clean. 14  Then afterward he may enter the camp, but he must live outside his tent seven days. 14:9 When the seventh day comes 15  he must shave all his hair – his head, his beard, his eyebrows, all his hair – and he must wash his clothes, bathe his body in water, and so be clean. 16 

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