Leviticus 14, 15
Laws of Purification for Healed Lepers
1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “This shall be the law of the leper for the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought to the priest. 3 The priest shall go out of the camp, and the priest shall examine him; and indeed, if the leprous infection is healed in the leper, 4 the priest shall give orders to take, for the one declared clean, two small birds, live and clean, and also cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop. 5 Then the priest must give orders that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water. 6 As for the living bird, he shall take it, the cedar wood, the scarlet and hyssop, and dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird killed over the running water. 7 Then he shall sprinkle the water seven times on the one cleansed from his leprosy, and he shall be clean; then he shall send away the living bird into a field. 8 And the one who was cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water; and he shall be clean. After this, he shall come into the camp, and shall stay outside his tent seven days. 9 But on the seventh day he shall shave all the hair from his head, his beard, and his eyebrows—all his hair he shall shave off. He shall wash his clothes and wash his body in water, and he shall be clean.
10 “Then on the eighth day he shall take two one-year-old lambs without blemish, a one-year-old sheep without blemish, three-tenths of the finest wheaten flour for a grain offering mixed with oil, and also one cup of oil. 11 Then together with these things, the priest who cleanses shall present before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of testimony the man to be made cleansed. 12 The priest shall then take one lamb and offer it as a trespass offering, and the cup of oil, and set them apart as a wave offering before the Lord. 13 Then he shall kill the lamb in the place where he kills the sin offering and the whole burnt offering, in a holy place; for as the sin offering is the priest’s, so is the trespass offering. It is most holy. 14 The priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and put it on the tip of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot. 15 The priest shall also take some of the oil from the cup and pour it into the palm of his own left hand. 16 Then he shall dip his right finger in the oil in his left hand, and sprinkle some of it with his finger seven times before the Lord. 17 The priest shall then put some of the remaining oil on the tip of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, and also on the thumb of his right hand, the big toe of his right foot, and on the blood of the trespass offering. 18 Then the priest shall put the rest of the oil on the head of the one to be cleansed. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord. 19 Afterward, the priest shall offer the sin offering, and by it make atonement for the one to be cleansed. Then he shall kill the whole burnt offering. 20 The priest shall offer the whole burnt offering and the grain offering on the altar before the Lord. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be clean.
21 “But if he is poor and cannot afford it, he shall take one lamb as a choice portion for a trespass offering, along with one-tenth of fine flour mixed with oil and a cup of oil as a grain offering, and 22 two turtledoves or two young pigeons, such as he is able to afford: one shall be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering, to make atonement for him. 23 He shall bring them to the priest on the eighth day for his cleansing, to the door of the tabernacle of testimony, before the Lord. 24 The priest shall take the lamb of the trespass offering and the cup of oil and put them as a deposit before the Lord. 25 Then the priest shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering, and take some of its blood, and put it on the tip of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, then on the thumb of his right hand, and the big toe of his right foot. 26 The priest shall then pour some of the oil into the palm of his own left hand, 27 and sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil in his left hand, seven times before the Lord. 28 Then the priest shall put some of the oil in his hand on the tip of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, and also on the thumb of his right hand and the big toe of his right foot, on the place of the blood of the trespass offering. 29 The rest of the oil in the priest’s hand he shall put on the head of the one to be cleansed, to make atonement for him before the Lord. 30 After this, he shall offer one of the turtledoves or young pigeons, such as he can afford— 31 one as a sin offering and the other as a whole burnt offering, with the grain offering. Thus the priest shall make atonement for the one to be cleansed before the Lord. 32 This is the law for one who has a leprous infection, who cannot afford the usual cleansing.”
Laws Concerning Leprous Houses
33 Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 34 “When you enter the land of Canaan, which I give you as a possession, and I put the leprous infection in a house in the land of your possession, 35 and he who owns the house comes and tells the priest, saying, ‘It seems to me there is an infection in my house,’ 36 then before the priest goes into the house to examine the infection, he shall give orders for them to empty the house, that everything in the house may not become unclean. Afterward the priest shall enter the house to examine it. 37 He shall examine the infection; and indeed, if the plague on the walls of the house has greenish or reddish depressions that appear to be deep in the walls, 38 then the priest shall go outside the house to the door of the house, and quarantine the house seven days. 39 After this, the priest shall come again on the seventh day to examine it; and indeed, if the infection has spread on the walls of the house, 40 then the priest shall give orders to take away the stones with the infection; and they shall cast them into an unclean place outside the city. 41 They shall then scrape the house inside and outside, and the dust they scrape off they shall pour out in an unclean place outside the city. 42 Then they shall take other scraped stones and put them in the place of those stones; and they shall take other mortar and plaster the house.
43 “Now if the infection comes back and breaks out in the house, after they took away the stones and scraped and plastered the house, 44 then the priest shall enter the house to examine it; and indeed, if the infection has spread in it, there is an active leprosy in the house. It is unclean. 45 So they shall break down the house, its stones, timber, and all its plaster, and carry them outside the city to an unclean place. 46 Moreover, he who goes into the house at all while it is quarantined shall be unclean until evening. 47 Also the one who lies down in the house shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening; and the one who eats in the house shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.
48 “But if the priest enters the house to examine it, and indeed, the infection has not spread at all in the house after it was plastered, then the priest shall pronounce it clean, because the infection is healed. 49 Then to cleanse the house he shall take two live birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop. 50 And he shall kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water; 51 and he shall take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet, and the living bird and dip them in the blood of the slain bird and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times. 52 Thus he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, the running water, and the living bird, along with the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the spun scarlet. 53 Then he shall send away the living bird into a field outside the city and make atonement for the house, and it shall be clean.
54 “This is the law for any leprous infection and lesion, 55 and for a leprous garment, a house, 56 a scar, a mark, and a bright spot, 57 to determine in which day there is the unclean, and in which day it will be declared clean. This is the law of leprosy.”
Laws Concerning Bodily Discharges
1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, to any and every man, ‘When any man has a seminal discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean. 3 This shall be the law of his uncleanness—whether his bodily member flows with an involuntary discharge of semen, or is stopped up by his discharge, it is his uncleanness. 4 Every bed on which he who has the discharge lies is unclean, and everything on which he sits shall be unclean. 5 Whoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. 6 Whoever sits on anything on which he who has the discharge sat shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. 7 Whoever touches the skin of him who has the discharge shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. 8 If he who has the discharge spits on him who is clean, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. 9 Any saddle of a donkey on which he who has the discharge rides shall be unclean until evening. 10 Whoever touches anything under him shall be unclean until evening; and whoever carries any of those things shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. 11 Whomever he who has the discharge touches, and has not rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. 12 An earthen vessel that he who has the discharge touches shall be broken, and every wooden vessel shall be rinsed in water.
13 ‘Now when he who has a discharge is cleansed of his discharge, he shall count for himself seven days for his cleansing. He shall wash his clothes, and bathe his body in water; then he shall be clean. 14 On the eighth day he shall take for himself two turtledoves or two young pigeons and bring these before the Lord, to the door of the tabernacle of testimony, and give them to the priest. 15 Then the priest shall offer them, the one as a sin offering and the other as a whole burnt offering. So the priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord because of his discharge.
16 ‘If any man has an emission of semen, he shall wash all his body in water and be unclean until evening. 17 Any garment and any leather on which there is semen shall be washed with water, and be unclean until evening. 18 Also, when a woman lies with a man and there is an emission of semen, they shall bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.
19 ‘If a woman has a discharge, and the discharge from her body is blood, she shall be in her menstrual period seven days; and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening. 20 Everything she lies on during her menstruation shall be unclean; also everything she sits on shall be unclean. 21 Whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and be unclean until evening. 22 Whoever touches anything she sat on shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. 23 If anything is on her bed, or on anything on which she sits, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until evening. 24 If any man lies with her, and her uncleanness is on him, he shall be unclean seven days; and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean.
25 ‘If a woman has a discharge of blood for many days, other than at the time of her menstruation, or if it runs beyond this time, all the days of her unclean discharge shall be as the days of her menstruation. She shall be unclean. 26 Every bed on which she lies all the days of her discharge shall be to her as the bed of her menstruation; and whatever she sits on, it shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her menstruation. 27 Whoever touches her shall be unclean; and he shall wash his clothes, bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. 28 But if she is cleansed of her discharge, she shall count for herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean. 29 Then on the eighth day she shall take for herself two turtledoves or two young pigeons and bring them to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of testimony. 30 The priest shall offer one as a sin offering and the other as a whole burnt offering, and the priest shall make atonement for her before the Lord because of the discharge of her uncleanness.
31 ‘Thus you shall make the children of Israel ungodly because of their uncleanness, lest they die in their uncleanness when they defile My tabernacle among them. 32 This is the law for one who has a discharge and who emits semen and is unclean thereby, 33 and for her who is indisposed because of her menstrual period, and for one who has a discharge, either man or woman, and for the man who lies with her during her menstrual period.’ ”
1 For the End; by David, the servant of the Lord.
2 The transgressor, so as to sin, says within himself,
“There is no fear of God before his eyes”;
3 For he acts deceitfully before Him,
Lest He discover his lawlessness and hate it.
4 The words of his mouth are lawlessness and deceit;
He is unwilling to understand how to do good;
5 He devises lawlessness on his bed;
He sets himself in every way not good,
And he does not abhor evil.
6 O Lord, Your mercy is in heaven,
And Your truth reaches to the clouds;
7 Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
Your judgments are a great deep;
Men and cattle You will save, O Lord.
8 How You multiply Your mercy, O God!
The sons of men shall hope under the shelter of Your wings.
9 They shall be intoxicated with the fatness of Your house,
And You will give them drink from the abundant water of Your delight.
10 For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we shall see light.
11 Extend Your mercy to those who know You,
And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
12 Let not the foot of arrogance come against me,
And may the hand of sinners not shake me.
13 Those who work lawlessness fall there;
They are cast out, and unable to stand.
13 Then laying hold of him, she kisses him,
And with a shameless face she says to him,
14 “I have a peace offering;
Today I pay my vows;
15 For this reason I came out to meet you;
Longing for your face, I found you;
16 I spread my bed with sheets
And covered it with tapestry from Egypt.
17 I sprinkled my bed with saffron
And my house with cinnamon;
18 Come, and let us enjoy love until morning;
Come, and let us embrace in love;
19 For my husband is not at home,
But is gone on a long journey
20 Taking a bag of money in his hand;
He will return to his house after many days.”
1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”
The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age
3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.
5 “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
6 “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
8 “All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.
10 “And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
12 “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
13 “But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
The Great Tribulation
15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand),
16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
17 “Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house.
18 “And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes.
19 “But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
20 “And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.
21 “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it.
24 “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
25 “See, I have told you beforehand.
26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it.
27 “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.28 “For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.