0 SAB Leviticus 15

Slay the sin offering ... and the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering and shall pour out all the blood. 4:33

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Leviticus

CHAPTER 15

A man with a running issue out of his flesh
15:1-16

1And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.

3 And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his flesh run with his issue, or his flesh be stopped from his issue, it is his uncleanness.

God said to Moses,

Say this to the Israelites,

When a man has a running issue out of his flesh [1], he is unclean.

4Every bed, whereon he lieth that hath the issue, is unclean: and every thing, whereon he sitteth, shall be unclean.

Every bed that he lies on, and everything he sits on, is unclean.

5And whosoever toucheth his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

Whoever touches his bed must wash himself and his clothes with water and be unclean until the evening.

6And he that sitteth on any thing whereon he sat that hath the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

Whoever sits on anything that he sat on must wash himself and his clothes with water and be unclean until the evening.

7And he that toucheth the flesh of him that hath the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

Whoever touches him must wash himself and his clothes with water and be unclean until the evening.

8And if he that hath the issue spit upon him that is clean; then he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

If the man with the running issue spits on a man, then the man must wash himself and his clothes with water and be unclean until the evening.

9And what saddle soever he rideth upon that hath the issue shall be unclean.

The saddle that the man with the issue rode upon is also unclean.

10And whosoever toucheth any thing that was under him shall be unclean until the even: and he that beareth any of those things shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

And whatever thing that was under him is unclean until the evening.

Whoever carries any of these things must bathe, wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening.

11And whomsoever he toucheth that hath the issue, and hath not rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

Whoever is touched by the man with the issue and hasn't rinsed his hands in water must bathe, wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening.

12And the vessel of earth, that he toucheth which hath the issue, shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

Any clay vessel that the man with the issue has touched must be broken, and every wooden vessel must be washed.

13 And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean.

When the man with the issue is cleaned of his issue, he must wait seven days, wash his clothes, and take a bath in running water. Then he'll be clean.

14 And on the eighth day he shall take to him two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and come before the LORD unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and give them unto the priest:

15And the priest shall offer them, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD for his issue.

On the eighth day, he must bring two doves or pigeons to the priest, who will offer one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering in front of God for his issue.

The seed of copulation
15:16-18

16 And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.

If a man's seed of copulation [2] goes out from him, he shall wash all of his flesh in water and be unclean until the evening.

17And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even.

Every garment or skin that has the seed of copulation on it must be washed with water and is unclean until the evening.

18The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

If a woman gets any seed of copulation on her, she is unclean. She and the man must wash themselves in water and be unclean until the evening.
God's law for menstruating women
15:19-33

19 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even.

Menstruating women are unclean [3] and must be secluded for seven days. Whoever touches them is unclean until the evening.

20 And every thing that she lieth upon in her separation shall be unclean: every thing also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean.

Everything that she sits on is also unclean.

21And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

Anyone who touches her bed must wash his clothes, take a bath, and be unclean until the evening.

22And whosoever toucheth any thing that she sat upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

23And if it be on her bed, or on any thing whereon she sitteth, when he toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the even.

Anyone who touches anything that she has sat upon must wash his clothes, take a bath, and be unclean until the evening.

24 And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean.

If a man has sex with a menstruating woman, he is unclean for seven days. And the bed that they had sex on is unclean.

25 And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean.

If a woman has an issue of blood outside of her regular period, she is unclean.

26Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of her separation: and whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her separation.

Every bed that she lies on and everything she sits on is unclean.

27And whosoever toucheth those things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

Whoever touches anything that she has touched is also unclean, and must wash his clothes, take a bath, and be unclean until the evening.

28 But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean.

If she is cleansed of her issue, she is unclean for seven more days. After that, she's clean.

29And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

30 And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for her before the LORD for the issue of her uncleanness.

On the eighth day, she must bring two pigeons or doves to a priest, who will offer one as a sin offering and one as a burnt offering in front of God for her uncleanness.

31 Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile my tabernacle that is among them.

This is the way you must separate people for their uncleanness, so they don't die unclean or defile my tabernacle.

32This is the law of him that hath an issue, and of him whose seed goeth from him, and is defiled therewith;

33And of her that is sick of her flowers, and of him that hath an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her that is unclean.

This is the law of a man that has an issue, or who is defiled by the seed that comes out of him, and of women who are sick of her flowers and of a man that lies with her.
VegetableEMPEROR5 months ago

There appears to be a debate surrounding what a "running issue" is in regard to this chapter of Leviticus. On the one hand, given the prior few chapters, "running issues" are pertaining to what makes man unclean in the eyes of the Lord. However, a secondary view seems to be that "running issues" is code for sin. Since sin is born of our flesh and our earthly desires, we tend to carry those sins with us at all times, hence the "running" or "continuing" issues that plague us by not being at one with God.

My view, you ask? My opinion is that Leviticus is a gross over-sharing of pointless details in the grand scope of things. Genesis should have been the ultimate book of the Bible, with sprawling information detailing in great length how and why God created the universe. ..but no, we get an abbreviated story of creation there, but a technical manual here for how to handle the leprosy in the body, home, and clothing.

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