13:5 The priest must then examine it on the seventh day, and if, 1 as far as he can see, the infection has stayed the same 2 and has not spread on the skin, 3 then the priest is to quarantine the person for another seven days. 4 13:6 The priest must then examine it again on the seventh day, 5 and if 6 the infection has faded and has not spread on the skin, then the priest is to pronounce the person clean. 7 It is a scab, 8 so he must wash his clothes 9 and be clean. 13:7 If, however, the scab is spreading further 10 on the skin after he has shown himself to the priest for his purification, then he must show himself to the priest a second time. 13:8 The priest must then examine it, 11 and if 12 the scab has spread on the skin, then the priest is to pronounce the person unclean. 13 It is a disease.
1 tn Heb “and behold” (so KJV, ASV).
2 tn Heb “the infection has stood in his eyes”; ASV “if in his eyes the plague be at a stay.”
4 tn Heb “a second seven days.”
6 tn Heb “and behold.”
7 tn Heb “he shall make him clean.” The verb is the Piel of טָהֵר (taher, “to be clean”). Here it is a so-called “declarative” Piel (i.e., “to declare clean”), but it also implies that the person is put into the category of being “clean” by the pronouncement itself (J. E. Hartley, Leviticus [WBC], 176; cf. the corresponding opposite in v. 3 above).
9 tn Heb “and he shall wash his clothes.”
10 tn Heb “And if spreading [infinitive absolute] it spreads [finite verb].” For the infinitive absolute used to highlight contrast rather than emphasis see GKC 343 §113.p.
12 tn Heb “and behold” (so KJV, ASV).