13:6 The priest must then examine it again on the seventh day, 1 and if 2 the infection has faded and has not spread on the skin, then the priest is to pronounce the person clean. 3 It is a scab, 4 so he must wash his clothes 5 and be clean. 13:7 If, however, the scab is spreading further 6 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, 7 and if 8 the scab has spread on the skin, then the priest is to pronounce the person unclean. 9 It is a disease.
2 tn Heb “and behold.”
3 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).
5 tn Heb “and he shall wash his clothes.”
6 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.
8 tn Heb “and behold” (so KJV, ASV).