Leviticus Chapter 15 and Chapter 16

Chapter 15: The law Concerning Bodily Discharges

1 And Yah spoke to Moshe and Aharon saying: 2 “Speak to the children of Ysrayl and say to them: When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean. 3 And this shall be his uncleanness in regard to his discharge–whether his body runs with his discharge or his body is stopped up by his discharge, it is his uncleanness. 4 Every bed is unclean on which he who has the discharge lies and everything on which he sits shall be unclean. 5 And whoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. 6 He who 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 And he who touches the body 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, then he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. 9 And saddle on which he who has the discharge rides shall be unclean. 10 Whoever touches anything that was under him shall be unclean until evening. He who carries any of those things shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. 11 And whomever the one 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 The vessel of earth that he who has the discharge touches shall be broken and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water. 13 And when he who has a discharge is cleansed of  his discharge, then he shall count for himself seven days for his cleansing, wash his clothes and bathe his body in running water. Then he shall be clean. 14 On the eighth day he shall take for himself two turtledoves or two young pigeons and come before Yah to the door of the tabernacle of meeting and give them to the priest. 15 Then the priest shall offer them, the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. So the priest shall make atonement for him before Yah because of his discharge. 16  If any man has an emission of semen, then he shall wash all his body in water and be unclean until evening. 17 And any garment and any leather on which there is semen, it shall be washed in 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 set apart seven days and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening. 20 Everything that she lies on during her impurity shall be unclean. Also everything that she sits on shall be unclean. 21 Whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. 22 And whoever touches anything that 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 And if any man lies with her at all, so that her impurity 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 customary impurity or if it runs beyond her usual time of impurity, all the days of her unclean discharge shall be as the days of her customary impurity. 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 impurity and whatever she sits on shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her impurity. 27 Whoever touches those things shall be unclean. He shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. 28 But if she is cleansed of her discharge, then she shall count for herself seven days and after that she shall be clean. 29 And on the eighth day she shall take for herself tow turtledoves or two pigeons and bring them to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 30 Then the priest shall offer the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering and the priest shall make atonement for her before Yah for the discharge of her uncleanness. 31 Thus you shall separate the children of Ysrayl from their uncleanness, lest they die in their uncleanness when they defile My tabernacle that is among them. 32 This is the law for one who has a discharge and for him who emits semen and is unclean thereby. 33 And for her who is indisposed because of her customary impurity and for one who has a discharge, either man or woman and for him who lies with her who is unclean”.

Chapter 16: The Day of Atonement (The Great Day of Forgiveness)

1 Now Yah spoke to Moshe after the death of the two sons of Aharon, when they offered profane fire before Yah and died. 2 And Yah said to Moshe: “Tell Aharon your brother not to come at just any time into the Qodesh Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, lest he die. For I will appear in the cloud above the mercy seat. 3 Thus Aharon shall come into the Qodesh Place with the blood of a young bull as a sin offering and of a ram as a burnt offering. 4 He shall put the qodesh linen tunic and the linen trousers on his body. He shall be girded with a linen sash and with the linen turban he shall be attired. These are qodesh garments. Therefore he shall wash his body in water and put them on. 5 And he shall take from the congregation of the children of Ysrayl two kids of the goats as a sin offering and one ram as a burnt offering. 6 Aharon shall offer the bull as a sin offering which is for himself and make atonement for himself and for his house. 7 He shall take the two goats and present them before Yah at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 8 Then Aharon shall cast lots for the two goats: one lot for Yah and the other lot for the scapegoat. 9 And Aharon shall bring the goat on which Yah’s lot fell and offer it as a sin offering. 10 But the goat on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat shall be presented alive before Yah, to make atonement upon it and to let it go as the scapegoat into the wilderness. 11 And Aharon shall bring the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself and make atonement for himself and for his house and shall kill the bull as the sin offering which is for himself.

12 Then he shall take a censor full of burning coals of fire from the altar before Yah with his hands full of sweet incense beaten fine and bring it inside the veil. 13 And he shall put the incense on the fire before Yah that the cloud of incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the Testimony, lest he die. 14 He shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east side and before the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times. 15 Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering which is for the people, bring its blood inside the veil, do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bull and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and before the mercy seat. 16 So he shall make atonement for the Qodesh Place because of the uncleanness of the children of Ysrayl and because of the transgressions, for all their sins and so he shall do for the tabernacle of meeting which remains among them in the midst of their uncleanness. 17 There shall be no man in the tabernacle of meeting when he goes in to make atonement in the Qodesh Place, until he comes out, that he may make atonement for himself, for his household and for all the assembly of Ysrayl. 18 And he shall go out to the altar that is before Yah and make atonement for it and shall take some of the blood of the bull and some of the blood of the goat and put it on the horns of the altar all around. 19 Then he shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, cleanse it and consecrate it from the uncleanness of the children of Ysrayl. 20 And when he has made an end of atoning for the Qodesh Place, the tabernacle of meeting and the altar, he shall bring the live goat. 21 Aharon shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Ysrayl and all their transgressions concerning all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat and shall send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a suitable man. 22 The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to an uninhabited land and he shall release the goat in the wilderness.

23 Then Aharon shall come into the tabernacle of meeting, shall take off the linen garments which he put on when he went into the Qodesh Place and shall leave them there. 24 And he shall wash his body with water in a qodesh place, put on his garments, come out and offer his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people and make atonement for himself and for the people. 25 The fat of the sin offering he shall burn on the altar. 26 And he who released the goat as the scapegoat shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water and afterward he may come into the camp. 27 The bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Qodesh Place, shall be carried outside the camp. And they shall burn in the fire their skins, their flesh and their offal. 28 Then he who burns them shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water and afterward he may come into the camp. 29 This shall be a statute forever for you. In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict (or fast, deny yourself, humble yourself) your souls and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who dwells among you. 30 For on that day the priest shall make atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins before Yah. 31 It is a Shabbat of solemn rest for you and you shall afflict your souls (a day of fasting). It is a statute forever. 32 And the priest who is anointed and consecrated to minister as priest in his father’s place, shall make atonement and put on the linen clothes, the qodesh garments. 33 Then he shall make atonement for the Qodesh Sanctuary (that is, the Most Qodesh Place) and he shall make atonement for the tabernacle of meeting and for the altar and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly. 34 This shall be an everlasting statute for you, to make atonement for the children of Ysrayl, for all their sins, once a year”. And he did as Yah commanded Moshe.

 

 

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