VaYikra 14:1 - 15:33


Parashat Metzora

 

 The First Stage of the Metzora's Purification

14:1 Vayedaber HASHEM el-Moshe lemor
And HASHEM spoke to Moshe, saying,

2 Zot tihyeh torat hametzora beyom tahorato vehuva el-hakohen
"This shall be the Torah regarding the person with tzara'at on the day of his purification, he shall be brought to the Kohen.

3 Veyatza hakohen el-michutz lamachaneh vera'ah hakohen vehineh nirpa nega hatzara'at min-hatzarua
The Kohen shall go out beyond the encampment.  The Kohen shall see, and behold! the skin-eruption of tzara'at has healed from the person with tzara'at.

4 Vetzivah hakohen velakach lamitaher shtei-tziporim chayot tehorot ve'etz erez ushni tola'at ve'ezov
The Kohen shall command to take for the person undergoing purification two live, pure [kosher] birds, cedar wood, crimson thread and hyssop.

5 Vetzivah hakohen veshachat et-hatzipor ha'echat el-kli-cheres al-mayim chayim
The Kohen shall command to slaughter the one bird in an earthenware vessel, over running water.

6 Et-hatzipor hachayah yikach otah ve'et-etz ha'erez ve'et-shni hatola'at ve'et-ha'ezov vetaval otam ve'et hatzipor hachayah bedam hatzipor hashchutah al hamayim hachayim
[As for] the living bird, he shall take it; and the cedar wood, the crimson thread and the hyssop and immerse them and the live bird in the blood of the slaughtered bird, over the running water.

7 Vehizah al hamitaher min-hatzara'at sheva pe'amim vetiharo veshilach et-hatzipor hachayah al-penei hasadeh
He shall sprinkle on the person undergoing purification from the tzara'at, seven times and make him pure; and send the live bird into the open field.

8 Vechibes hamitaher et-begadav vegilach et-kol-se'aro verachatz bamayim vetaher ve'achar yavo el-hamachaneh veyashav michutz le'aholo shiv'at yamim
The person undergoing purification shall wash his garments, and shave off all of his hair, and bathe in water, and he will become purified.  After [this], he may come into the encampment.

 

The Second Stage

9 Vehayah vayom hashvi'i yegalach et-kol-se'aro et-rosho ve'et-zkanav ve'et gabot einav ve'et-kol-se'aro yegale'ach vechibes et-begadav verachatz et-besaro bamayim vetaher
It shall be, that on the seventh day, he shall shave off all of his hair, [that of] his head, his beard and his eyebrows; he shall shave off all of his hair.  he shall wash his garments, and bathe his body in water and become purified.

 

The Final Stage of Purification

10 Uvayom hashmini yikach shnei-chvasim temimim vechavsah achat bat-shnatah temimah ushloshah esronim solet minchah blulah vashemen velog echad shamen
On the eighth day, he shall take two unblemished lambs and one ewe in her first year, unblemished, and there tenths fine flour, for a meal-offering, mixed with oil and one log of oil.

11 Vehe'emid hakohen hametaher et-ha'ish hamitaher ve'otam lifnei HASHEM petach Ohel Mo'ed
The Kohen doing the purification, shall place the man undergoing the purification and the [aforementioned] items, before HASHEM, at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.

12 Velakach hakohen et-hakeves ha'echad vehikriv oto le'asham ve'et-log hashamen vehenif otam tenufah lifnei HASHEM
The Kohen shall take one lamb and bring it as a guilt-offering. and [with] the log of oil and wave them as a wave-offering before HASHEM.

Sheni

13 Veshachat et-hakeves bimkom asher yishchat et-hachatat ve'et-ha'olah bimkom hakodesh ki kachatat ha'asham hu lakohen kodesh kodashim hu
He shall slaughter the lamb in the place where he slaughters the sin-offering and the burnt-offering, in the sacred place; for, just as the sin-offering - is the guilt-offering; it belongs to the Kohen, it is most holy.

14 Velakach hakohen midam ha'asham venatan hakohen al-tenuch ozen hamitaher hayemanit ve'al-bohen yado hayemanit ve'al-bohen raglo hayemanit
The Kohen shall take from the blood of the guilt-offering and the kohen shall put it on the middle ridge of the right ear of the person being purified, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.

15 Velakach hakohen milog hashamen veyatzak al-kaf hakohen hasmalit
The Kohen shall take from the log of the oil and he shall pour it onto the Kohen's left palm.

16 Vetaval hakohen et-etzba'o hayemanit min-hashemen asher al-kapo hasmalit vehizah min-hashemen be'etzba'o sheva pe'amim lifnei HASHEM
The Kohen shall immerse his right finger in some of the oil that is on his left palm and he shall sprinkle some of the oil with his finger seven times before HASHEM.

17 Umiyeter hashemen asher al-kapo yiten hakohen al-tenuf ozen hamitaher hayemanit ve'al-bohen yado hayemanit ve'al-bohen raglo hayemanit al dam ha'asham
From the remaining oil that is on his palm, the Kohen shall put on the middle ridge of the right ear of the person being purified, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot; on [over] the blood of the guilt-offering.

18 Vehanotar bashemen asher al-kaf hakohen yiten al-rosh hamitaher vechiper alav hakohen lifnei HASHEM
Whatever oil remains that is on the palm of the Kohen, he shall put on the head of the person undergoing purification.  The Kohen will atone for him before HASHEM.

19 Ve'asah hakohen et-hachatat vechiper al-hamitaher mitum'ato ve'achar yishchat et-ha'olah
The Kohen shall do [offer] the sin-offering and atone for the person undergoing purification from his impurity and afterwards he shall slaughter the burnt-offering.

20 Vehe'elah hakohen et-ha'olah ve'et-haminchah hamizbechah vechiper alav hakohen vetaher
The Kohen shall raise up the burnt-offering and the meal-offering onto the altar and the Kohen will atone for him and he will be purified.

 

Shelishi (Chamishi when combined)

The Offering of the Poor Metzora

21 Ve'im dal hu ve'ein yado maseget velakach keves echad asham litnufah lechaper alav ve'isaron solet echad balul bashemen leminchah velog shamen
If he is poor and his means are not sufficient, he shall take one lamb as a guilt-offering, for a wave-offering to atone for him and one thenth fine flour mixed with oil, as a meal-offering and a log of oil.

22 Ushtei torim o shnei bnei yonah asher tasig yado vehayah echad chatat veha'echad olah
And two turtledoves or two young pigeons such as his means suffice.  One shall be for a sin-offering and one shall be for a burnt-offering.

23 Vehevi otam bayom hashmini letahorato el-hakohen el-petach ohel-mo'ed lifnei HASHEM
He shall bring them on the eighth day of his purification, to the Kohen, to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, before HASHEM.

24 Velakach hakohen et-keves ha'asham ve'et-log hashamen vehenif otam hakohen tnufah lifnei HASHEM
The Kohen shall take the guilt-offering sheep and the log of oil and the Kohen shall wave them as a wave-offering before HASHEM.

25 Veshachat et-keves ha'asham velakach hakohen midam ha'asham venatan al-tnuch ozen-hamitaher hayemanit ve'al-bohen yado hayemanit ve'al-bohen raglo hayemanit
He shall slaughter the guilt-offering lamb.  The Kohen shall take some blood of the guilt-offering and put it on the middle ridge of the right ear of the person undergoing purification, and on the thumb of his right hand and the big toe of his right foot.

26 Umin-hashemen yitzok hakohen al-kaf hakohen hasmalit
The Kohen shall pour some of the oil onto the Kohen's left palm.

27 Vehizah hakohen be'etzba'o hayemanit min-hashemen asher al-kapo hasmalit sheva pe'amim lifnei HASHEM
The Kohen shall sprinkle, with his right finger, some of the oil that is on his left palm, seven times before HASHEM

28 Venatan hakohen min-hashemen asher al-kapo al-tenuch ozen hamitaher hayemanit ve'al-bohen yado hayemanit ve'al-bohen raglo hayemanit al-mekom dam ha'asham
The Kohen shall put some of the oil that is on his palm, on the middle ridge of the right ear of the person undergoing purification, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot, on the place of the blood of the guilt-offering.

29 Vehanotar min-hashemen asher al-kaf hakohen yiten al-rosh hamitaher lechaper alav lifnei HASHEM
What remains of the oil that is on the palm of the Kohen, he shall put on th ehead of the person undergoing purification, to achieve his atonement before HASHEM.

30 Ve'asah et-ha'echad min-hatorim o min-benei hayonah me'asher tasig yado
He shall do [offer] one of the turtledoves or the young pigeons, from that which his means suffice,

31 Et asher-tasig yado et-ha'echad chatat ve'et-ha'echad olah al-haminchah vechiper hakohen al hamitaher lifnei HASHEM
that for which his means are sufficient, one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering with the meal-offering.  The Kohen will atone for the person undergoing purification before HASHEM.

32 Zot torat asher-bo nega tzara'at asher lo-tasig yado betahorato
This is the Torah of whoever has the skin-eruption of tzara'at whose means are not sufficient in his purification."

 

Revi'i (Shishi when combined)

Tzara'at on Houses

33 Vayedaber HASHEM el-Moshe ve'el-Aharon lemor
HASHEM spoke to Moshe and to Aharon, saying,

34 Ki tavo'u el-eretz Kena'an asher ani noten lachem la'achuzah venatati nega tzara'at beveit eretz achuzatchem
When you will come into the land of Kana'an that I will give to you for possession, and I shall put the eruption of tzara'at in the house of the land of your possession.

35 Uva asher-lo habayit vehigid lakohen lemor kenega nir'ah li babayit
Whoever's house it is, shall come and tell to the Kohen, saying, 'Something like an eruption has appeared to me in the house.'

36 Vetzivah hakohen ufinu et-habayit beterem yavo hakohen lir'ot et-hanega velo yitma kol-asher babayit ve'achar ken yavo hakohen lir'ot et-habayit
The Kohen shall command, and they shall empty the house [of its contents] before the Kohen will come to see the eruption so everything in the house shall not become impure.  Afterwards, the Kohen shall come to see the house.

37 Vera'ah et-hanega vehineh hanega bekirot habayit shka'arurot yerakrakot o adamdamot umar'eihen shafal min-hakir
He shall see the eruption and behold! the eruption is in the walls of the house; impressions, of greenest green or of reddest red and they appear to be lower than the [surface of] the wall.

38 Veyatza hakohen min-habayit el-petach habayit vehisgir et-habayit shiv'at yamim
The Kohen shall go out of the house to the entrance of the house, and place the house under quarantine for seven days.

39 Veshav hakohen bayom hashvi'i vera'ah vehineh pasah hanega bekirot habayit
The Kohen shall return on the seventh day and shall see, and behold! the eruption has spread in the walls of the house.

40 Vetzivah hakohen vechiltzu et-ha'avanim asher bahen hanaga vehishlichu ethen el-michutz la'ir el-makom tame
The Kohen shall command and they shall remove the stones in which there is the eruption and cast them away, beyond the city to an impure place.

41 Ve'et-habayit yaktzia mibayit saviv veshafchu et-he'afar asher hiktzu el-michutz la'ir el-makom tame
He shall scrape the house from the inside, all around, and they shall throw away the earth that they scraped, beyond the city, to an impure place.

42 Velakchu avanim acherot vehevi'u el-tachat ha'avanim ve'afar acher yikach vetach et-habayit
They shall take other stones, and they shall bring them to replace the stones, and he shall take other earth and plaster the house.

43 Ve'im-yashuv hanega ufarach babayit achar chiletz et-ha'avanim ve'acharei hiktzot et-habayit ve'acharei hitoach
If the eruption returns and sprouts in the house after the stones were removed, and after the house was scarped, and after it was plastered,

44 Uva hakohen vera'ah vehineh pasah hanega babayit tzara'at mam'eret hi babayit tame hu
the Kohen shall come and see, and behold! the eruption has spread in the house; prickly tzara'at is in the house, it is impure.

45 Venatatz et-habayit et-avanav ve'et-etzav ve'et kol-afar habayit vehotzi el-michutz la'ir el-makom tame
He shall dismantle the house; its stones and its wood and all the earth of the house.  He shall take it out beyond the city, to an impure place.

46 Vehaba el-habayit kol-yemei hisgir oto yitma ad-ha'arev
Whoever will come inside the house [during] all the days of its confinement, shall be impure until the evening.

47 Vehashochev babayit yechabes et-begadav veha'ochel babayit yechabes et-begadav
Whoever will lie down inside the house shall wash his garments.  Whoever will eat inside the house shall wash his garments.

 

Purification of the House

48 Ve'im-bo yavo hakohen vera'ah vehineh lo-fasah hanega babayit acharei hitoach et-habayit vetihar hakohen et-habayit ki nirpa hanaga
If the Kohen shall come and see, and behold! the eruption did not spread in the house after the house was plastered, the Kohen shall pronounce the house [to be] pure, for the eruption has been healed.

49 Velakach lechate et-habayit shtei tziporim ve'etz erez ushni tola'at ve'ezov
He shall take, to purify the house, two birds, cedar wood, crimson thread and hyssop.

50 Veshachat et-hatzipor ha'echat el-kli-cheres al-mayim chayim
He shall slaughter one bird in an earthenware vessel, over running water. 

51 Velakach et-etz-ha'erez ve'et-ha'ezov ve'et shni hatola'at ve'et hatzipor hachayah vetaval otam bedam hatzipor hashchutah uvamayim hachayim vehizah el-habayit sheva pe'amim
He shall take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the crimson thread and the live bird and immerse them in the blood of the slaughtered bird and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times.

52 Vechite et-habayit bedam hatzipor uvamayim hachayim uvatzipor hachayah uve'etz ha'erez uva'ezov uvishni hatola'at
He shall purify the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the live bird, the cedar wood, the hyssop and the crimson thread.

53 Veshilach et-hatzipor hachayah el-michutz la'ir el-penei hasadeh vechiper al-habayit vetaher
He shall send the living bird, beyond the city into the open field, and atone for the house and it shall be purified.

Chamishi

54 Zot hatorah lechol nega hatzara'at velanatek
This is the Torah for all the eruptions of tzara'at and for the nesek.

55 Ultzara'at habeged velabayit
For tzara'at of the garment and of the house.

56 Velas'et velasapachat velabeharet
For the spot white as wool, for the spot that is nearly as white and for the spot white as snow.

57 Lehorot beyom hatame uveyom hatahor zot torat hatzara'at
To teach [the Torah] of th eday of becoming impure and of the day of becoming pure; this is the Torah of tzara'at."

 

Zav and Baal Keri - Male Discharges

15:1 Vayedaber HASHEM el-Moshe ve'el-Aharon lemor
HASHEM spoke to Moshe and Aharon, saying,

2 Daberu el-benei Yisra'el va'amartem alehem ish ish ki yihyeh zav mibesaro zovo tame hu
"Speak to the Children of Yisrael and say to them; should [discharge] flow from the body of any man, [because of] his discharge, he is impure.

3 Vezot tihyeh tum'ato bezovo rar besaro et-zovo o-hechtim besaro mizovo tum'ato hi
This is the Torah of his impurity, when his discharge flows; his flesh drips [with] discharge or his flesh is stopped up by his discharge, it causes him to become impure.

4 Kol-hamishkav asher yishkav alav hazav yitma vechol-hakeli asher yeshev alav yitma vechal-hakeli asher-yeshev alav yitma
Anything that is used specifically for sleeping, upon which will lie a zav [a person from which discharge flows] shall become impure.  Every vessel upon which he sits, shall become impure.

5 Ve'ish asher yiga bemishkavo yechabes begadav verachatz bamayim vetame ad-ha'arev
A person who touches his bed shall wash his garments and bathe in water and is impure until the evening.

6 Vehayoshev al-hakli asher-yeshev alav hazav yechabes begadav verachatz bamayim vetame ad-ha'arev
Whoever sits on the vessel that was sat upon by a zav shall wash his garments and bathe in water and is impure until the evening.

7 Vehanogea bivesar hazav yechabes begadav verachatz bamayim vetame ad-ha'arev
Whoever touches the flesh of a zav shall wash his garments and bathe in water and is impure until the evening.

8 Vechi-yarok hazav batahor vechibes begadav verachatz bamayim vetame ad-ha'arev
If the zav spits on a ritually clean person, he shall wash his garments and bathe in water and is impure until the evening.

9 Vechol-hamerkav asher yirkav alav hazav yitma
Anything that is used for riding upon which a zav will ride shall become impure.

10 Vechol-hanogea bechol asher yihyeh tachtav yitma ad-ha'arev vehanose otam yechabes begadav verachatz bamayim vetame ad-ha'arev
Anyone who touches anything which is beneath him shall be impure until the evening, and whoever carries them shall wash his garments and bathe in water and is impure until evening.

11 Vechol-asher yiga bo hazav veyadav lo-shataf bamayim vechibes begadav verachatz bamayim vetame ad-ha'arev
If a zav touches anyone and his hands were not rinsed in water, he shall wash his garments and bathe in water and is impure until the evening.

12 Uchli-cheres asher-yiga-bo hazav yishaver vechol-keli-etz yishatef bamayim
An earthenware vessel which the zav will touch shall be broken.  Any wooden vessel shall be rinsed in water.

13 Vechi yithar hazav mizovo vesafar lo shiv'at yamim letahorato vechibes begadav verachatz besaro bemayim chayim vetaher
When a zav will become ritually clean, from his discharge-impurity, he shall count for himself seven days for his purification and wash his garments, and bathe in running water, and he will be purified.

14 Uvayom hashmini yikach lo shtei torim o shenei benei yonah uva lifnei HASHEM el-petach ohel-mo'ed unetanam el-hakohen
On the eighth day he shall take for himself two turtledoves or two young pigeons and come before HASHEM, to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting and give them to the Kohen.

15 Ve'asah otam hakohen echad chatat veha'echad olah vechiper alav hakohen lifnei HASHEM mizovo
The Kohen shall do [offer] them, one as a sin-offering and the [other] one as a burnt-offering.  The Kohen will atone for him before HASHEM, from his discharge-impurity.

Shishi (Shevi'i when combined)

16 Ve'ish ki-tetze mimenu shichvat-zara verachatz bamayim et-kol-besaro vetame ad-ha'arev
A man, if semen issues from him, he shall bathe his entire body in water and is impure until the evening.

17 Vechol-beged vechol-or asher-yihyeh alav shichvat-zara vechubas bamayim vetame ad-ha'arev
Any garment and any leather object upon which there is semen shall be washed in water and is impure until the evening.

18 Ve'ishah asher yishkav ish otah shichvat-zara verachatzu vamayim vetam'u ad-ha'arev
A woman, with whom a man will lie conjugally; they shall bathe in water, and are impure until the evening.

 

Niddah and Zavah - Female Discharges

19 Ve'ishah ki-tiheyeh zavah dam yihyeh zovah bivsarah shiv'at yamim tihyeh venidatah vechol-hanogea bah yitma ad-ha'arev
When a woman has a discharge [and] the discharge will be blood in her body, for seven days she will be in [the state of] her menstrual impurity.  Anyone who touches her will be impure until the evening.

20 Vechol asher tishkav alav benidatah yitma vechol asher-teshev alav yitma
Everything that she sleeps on, during her menstrual impurity, will become impure and everything that she sits on will be impure.

21 Vechol-hanogea bemishkavah yechabes begadav verachatz bamayim vetame ad-ha'arev
Anyone who touches what she slept on shall wash his garments and bathe in water and is impure until the evening.

22 Vechol-hanogea bechol-kli asher-teshev alav yechabes begadav verachatz bamayim vetame ad-ha'arev
Anyone who touches any vessel that she sits on, shall wash his garments and bathe in water and is impure until the evening.

23 Ve'im al-hamishkav hu o al-hakli asher hi yoshevet-alav benog'o-vo yitma ad-ha'arev
If he is on the bed or on the vessel that she is sitting on, when he touches it, he shall be impure until the evening.

24 Ve'im shachov yishkav ish otah utehi nidatah alav vetame shiv'at yamim vechol-hamishkav asher-yishkav alav yitma
If a man will lie conjugally with her, her menstrual impurity will be on him and he is impure for seven days.  Anything used for sleeping - if he should sleep on it - it will be impure.

25 Ve'ishah ki yazuv zov damah yamim rabim belo et-nidatah o chi-tazuv al-nidatah kol-yemei zov tum'atah kimei nidatah tihyeh tme'ah hi
When a woman discharges her blood-flow, many days outside her menstrual cycle, or if it flows after her menstrual cycle, all the days of her discharge-impurity shall be as her days of menstrual impurity; she is impure.

26 Kol-hamishkav asher-tishkav alav kol-yemei zovah kemishkav nidatah yiheyeh-lah vechol-hakli asher teshev alav tame yiheyeh ketum'at nidatah
Anything used for sleeping upon which she will lie [on] any of her discharge-impurity days, as the bed of her menstrual impurity it shall be to her.  Every vessel upon which she sits will be impure, just as [is] her menstrual-impurity.

27 Vechol-hanogea bam yitma vechibes begadav verachatz bamayim vetame ad-ha'arev
Anyone that touches them will be impure and he shall wash his garments and bathe in water and is impure until the evening.

28 Ve'im-taharah mizovah vesafrah lah shiv'at yamim ve'achar tithar
When she has become pure from her discharge-impurity, she shall count seven days for herself and afterwards she becomes purified.

Shevi'i

29 Uvayom hashmini tikach-lah shtei torim o shnei benei yonah vehevi'ah otam el-hakohen el-petach Ohel Mo'ed
On the eighth day she shall take for herself, two turtledoves or two young pigeons and she shall bring them to the Kohen, to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.

30 Ve'asah hakohen et-ha'echad chatat ve'et-ha'echad olah vechiper aleyha hakohen lifnei HASHEM mizov tum'atah

The Kohen shall do [offer] one as a sin-offering and the [other] one as a burnt-offering.  The Kohen will atone for her before HASHEM from her discharge-impurity.

Maftir

31 Vehizartem et-benei-Yisra'el mitum'atam velo yamutu betum'atam betam'am et-Mishkani asher betocham
You shall separate the Children of Yisrael from their impurities and they will not die because of their impurities through their defilement of My dwelling in their midst.

32 Zot torat hazav va'asher tetze mimenu shichvat-zera letom'ah-vah
This is the Torah of the zav and of him from whom semn issues to become impure through it.

33 Vehadavah benidatah vehazav et-zovo lazachar velanekevah ule'ish asher yishkav im-teme'ah
For the menstruant during her period of separation and for one who has a discharge for a male and for a female; and for the man that will lie conjugally with an impure woman."