Leviticus 13:40
New International Version
"A man who has lost his hair and is bald is clean.

New Living Translation
“If a man loses his hair and his head becomes bald, he is still ceremonially clean.

English Standard Version
“If a man’s hair falls out from his head, he is bald; he is clean.

Berean Study Bible
Now if a man loses his hair and is bald, he is still clean.

King James Bible
And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.

New King James Version
“As for the man whose hair has fallen from his head, he is bald, but he is clean.

New American Standard Bible
“Now if a man loses the hair of his head, he is only bald; he is clean.

NASB 1995
"Now if a man loses the hair of his head, he is bald; he is clean.

NASB 1977
“Now if a man loses the hair of his head, he is bald; he is clean.

Amplified Bible
“If a man loses the hair on his head, he is bald, but he is clean.

Christian Standard Bible
“If a man loses the hair of his head, he is bald, but he is clean.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a man loses the hair of his head, he is bald, but he is clean.

American Standard Version
And if a man's hair be fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a man, if his hair has fallen out and he becomes bald, he is clean.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if any one's head should lose the hair, he is only bald, he is clean.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The man whose hair falleth off from his head, he is bald and clean:

English Revised Version
And if a man's hair be fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If a man loses his hair, he is clean, even though he is bald.

International Standard Version
"When a man's head becomes bare, he's bald, but he's clean.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if a man's hair be fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.

Literal Standard Version
And when a man’s head [is] polished, he [is] bald; he [is] clean;

NET Bible
"When a man's head is bare so that he is balding in back, he is clean.

New Heart English Bible
"If a man's hair has fallen from his head, he is bald. He is clean.

World English Bible
"If a man's hair has fallen from his head, he is bald. He is clean.

Young's Literal Translation
And when a man's head is polished, he is bald, he is clean;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Laws about Skin Diseases
39the priest shall examine them, and if the spots are dull white, it is a harmless rash that has broken out on the skin; the person is clean. 40Now if a man loses his hair and is bald, he is still clean. 41Or if his hairline recedes and he is bald on his forehead, he is still clean.…

Cross References
Leviticus 13:39
the priest shall examine them, and if the spots are dull white, it is a harmless rash that has broken out on the skin; the person is clean.

Leviticus 13:41
Or if his hairline recedes and he is bald on his forehead, he is still clean.

2 Kings 2:23
From there, Elisha went up to Bethel, and as he was walking up the road, a group of boys came out of the city and jeered at him, chanting, "Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!"

Isaiah 15:2
Dibon goes up to its temple to weep at its high places. Moab wails over Nebo, as well as over Medeba. Every head is shaved, every beard is cut off.

Amos 8:10
I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation. I will cause everyone to wear sackcloth and every head to be shaved. I will make it like a time of mourning for an only son, and its outcome like a bitter day.


Treasury of Scripture

And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.

hair is fallen off his head.









(40) And the man whose hair is fallen off--Better, And if a man loseth the hair of his head. The sixth and last case, discussed in Leviticus 13:40-44, is leprosy either at the back or in the front of the head. Though baldness in itself was regarded as a disgrace, and often looked upon as a Divine punishment (2Kings 2:23; Isaiah 3:17; Jeremiah 48:37), yet the simple fact of the mere falling of the hair is not to be taken as a sign of leprosy.

He is bald; yet is he clean.--Better, if he is backhead bald, he is clean. The baldness mentioned in the first part of the verse in general terms is now more minutely specified as consisting of two kinds of baldness.

Leviticus 13:41-42 distinctly show that the word (k?r?ach), here translated simply "bald" in the Authorised Version, denotes a person who has lost hair from the crown of his head downwards towards the channel of his neck, as the administrators of the law during the second Temple rightly define it, in contradistinction to the fore baldness which immediately follows.

Verses 40-44. - Leprosy appearing on the bald head. Though leprosy makes the hair drop off around the leprous spot, baldness is in itself no sign of leprosy, whether at the back or front of the head (verses 40, 41); but as the bald head is a not unusual place for the leprous spot to appear, any eruption upon it is therefore to be watched and tested as before.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now if
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

a man
וְאִ֕ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

loses his hair
יִמָּרֵ֖ט (yim·mā·rêṭ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4803: To make smooth, bare or bald, to scour, polish

[and] is bald,
קֵרֵ֥חַ (qê·rê·aḥ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7142: Bald

he is still
הֽוּא׃ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

clean.
טָה֥וֹר (ṭā·hō·wr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2889: Clean, pure


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