Leviticus 15

What people should do when pus, blood or semen comes out of them

1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 2 ‘Say to Israel's people, “If pus is coming out of a man's body, he is unclean.” 3 The man is unclean if the pus pours. And he is unclean even if it stops pouring.

4 If the man sits on a bed, it becomes unclean. If the man sits on anything, it becomes unclean. 5 A person who touches the bed must wash his clothes and his body. He will be unclean until evening. 6 Any person might sit on anything that he has sat on. That will make them unclean also. He must wash his clothes and his body. He will be unclean until evening.

7 A person who touches the dirty man must wash his clothes. He must also wash his body. He will be unclean until evening.

8 A man who is dirty might make another person wet with water. If the water is from his mouth, the other person must wash his clothes. He must also wash his body. He will be unclean until evening.

9 A dirty man might ride on an animal. The cloth on the back of the animal will become unclean. 10 A person who touches that cloth will be unclean until evening. If a person picks up that cloth, he must wash his clothes. He must also wash his body. He will be unclean until evening.

11 The dirty man might touch another person before the man washes his hands. The person that he touched becomes unclean. The person must wash his clothes and his body. He will be unclean until evening.

12 If the dirty man touches a clay pot, you must break it. Or he may touch a thing that someone has made from wood. If he touches it, you must wash that thing.

13 The pus may stop coming out of a person. When it does, he must count 7 (seven) days. He must wash his clothes and his body with fresh water. Then the man will be clean. 14 On the 8th day, he must come in front of the LORD. He must take two birds to the door of the Tent of Meeting. They must be doves or pigeons. He must give them to the priest. 15 The priest will sacrifice them. One bird is for a sin offering and the other is for a burnt offering. They are an atonement to the LORD. Then the man will be clean.

16 When semen comes out of a man, he must wash his body. He will be unclean until evening. 17 You must wash any clothes that semen touches. They are unclean until evening. 18 A man might lie with a woman. If semen comes out of him, they are both unclean. They must wash their bodies. They will be unclean until evening.

19 A woman will bleed every month. She is unclean for seven days. A person might touch the woman when she is bleeding. That person will remain unclean until evening.

20 The woman who is bleeding might lie on a bed. The bed will become unclean. If the woman sits on something, it becomes unclean. 21 If another person touches the bed, he must wash his clothes and his body. He will be unclean until evening. 22 Another person might sit on the thing that she sat on. That person must wash his clothes and his body. He will be unclean until evening. 23 A person might touch anything that the woman sat on. If he does, he is unclean until evening.

24 A man might lie down with a woman. If her blood touches him, he is unclean for seven days. Any bed that the man lies on becomes unclean.

25 If a woman is bleeding for more than seven days, she is unclean. She is unclean all the time that she is bleeding. 26 The bed that the woman lies on becomes unclean. Anything that the woman sits on is unclean. 27 If another person touches the chair, he becomes unclean. He must wash his clothes and his body. He will be unclean until evening. If another person touches the bed, he will also become unclean. He must wash his clothes and his body. He will be unclean until evening.

28 When the woman stops bleeding, she must count 7 (seven) days. Then she will be clean. 29 On the 8th day, she must take two birds to the door of the Tent of Meeting. They must be doves or pigeons. She must give them to the priest. He will sacrifice one bird for her sin and he will burn the other. 30 He will kill them as an atonement to the LORD. Then the woman will be clean.

31 The Tent of Meeting is God's house. It is among Israel's people. The priests must keep the people away from anything that makes them unclean. If they are not clean, they will make the Tent of Meeting unclean. So they will die.’

32 These are the rules when pus or semen come from a man's body. 33 These are the rules for a woman when she bleeds each month. These are the rules for a man who has sex with an unclean woman.