Leviticus 13:47
New International Version
"As for any fabric that is spoiled with a defiling mold--any woolen or linen clothing,

New Living Translation
“Now suppose mildew contaminates some woolen or linen clothing,

English Standard Version
“When there is a case of leprous disease in a garment, whether a woolen or a linen garment,

Berean Study Bible
If any fabric is contaminated with mildew—any wool or linen garment,

New American Standard Bible
"When a garment has a mark of leprosy in it, whether it is a wool garment or a linen garment,

New King James Version
“Also, if a garment has a leprous plague in it, whether it is a woolen garment or a linen garment,

King James Bible
The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woollen garment, or a linen garment;

Christian Standard Bible
"If a fabric is contaminated with mildew--in wool or linen fabric,

Good News Translation
When there is mildew on clothing, whether wool or linen,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a fabric is contaminated with mildew--in wool or linen fabric,

International Standard Version
"When clothing becomes infected with a contagion—whether the clothing is wool or linen—

NET Bible
"When a garment has a diseased infection in it, whether a wool or linen garment,

New Heart English Bible
"The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it is a woolen garment, or a linen garment;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Now about clothing-if there is a green or red area on a piece of clothing

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the plague of leprosy is in a garment, whether it be a woolen garment, or a linen garment;

New American Standard 1977
“When a garment has a mark of leprosy in it, whether it is a wool garment or a linen garment,

Jubilee Bible 2000
The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it is a woolen garment or a linen garment;

King James 2000 Bible
The garment also that the disease of leprosy is in, whether it be a woolen garment, or a linen garment;

American King James Version
The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woolen garment, or a linen garment;

American Standard Version
The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woollen garment, or a linen garment;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if a garment have in it the plague of leprosy, a garment of wool, or a garment of flax,

Douay-Rheims Bible
A woollen or linen garment that shall have the leprosy

Darby Bible Translation
And if a sore of leprosy is in a garment, in a woollen garment, or a linen garment,

English Revised Version
The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woollen garment, or a linen garment;

Webster's Bible Translation
The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether a woolen garment, or a linen garment;

World English Bible
"The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it is a woolen garment, or a linen garment;

Young's Literal Translation
'And when there is in any garment a plague of leprosy, -- in a garment of wool, or in a garment of linen,
Study Bible
Laws about Mildew
47If any fabric is contaminated with mildew— any wool or linen garment, 48any weave or knit of linen or wool, or any article of leather—…
Cross References
Leviticus 13:46
As long as he has the infection, he remains unclean. He must live alone in a place outside the camp.

Leviticus 13:48
any weave or knit of linen or wool, or any article of leather--

Leviticus 13:52
He is to burn the fabric, weave, or knit, whether the contaminated item is wool or linen or leather. Since the mildew is harmful, the article must be burned up.

Leviticus 13:59
This is the law concerning a mildew contamination in wool or linen fabric, weave or knit, or any leather article, for pronouncing it clean or unclean."

Leviticus 14:55
for mildew in clothing or in a house,

Treasury of Scripture

The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woolen garment, or a linen garment;

Isaiah 3:16-24
Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: …

Isaiah 59:6
Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.

Isaiah 64:6
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.







Lexicon
If
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

any fabric
וְהַבֶּ֕גֶד (wə·hab·be·ḡeḏ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 899: A covering, clothing, treachery, pillage

is
יִהְיֶ֥ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

contaminated
נֶ֣גַע (ne·ḡa‘)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5061: Mark -- a blow, a spot

with mildew—
צָרָ֑עַת (ṣā·rā·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6883: Leprosy

any wool
צֶ֔מֶר (ṣe·mer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6785: Wool

or
א֖וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 176: Desire, if

linen
פִּשְׁתִּֽים׃ (piš·tîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6593: Flax, linen

garment,
בְּבֶ֣גֶד (bə·ḇe·ḡeḏ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 899: A covering, clothing, treachery, pillage
(47) The garment also that.--Better, And if a garment hath. The fact that the same phrase, "plague of leprosy," is used both in the case of garments and of human beings, and that the symptoms and working of leprous garments and those of leprous men are identical, shows beyond doubt that the same distemper is meant. The theory, therefore, that "plague of leprosy" is here used figuratively of garments fretted by a species of animalculae or vermin, which feed upon and corrode the finer parts of the texture in the manner of moths, is contrary to the uniform import of this phrase in the discussion of the disorder, and is against the testimony of the administrators of the law during the second Temple, who came in personal contact with the complaint. They assure us that leprosy of garments and houses was not to be found in the world generally, but was a sign and miracle in Israel to guard them against an evil tongue. Equally untenable is the theory that it denotes an infectious condition of clothes caused by contact with the leprous matter of wounds and boils, which is so strong that it corrodes and injures all kinds of texture. Neither the regulations here laid down, nor the further development of them exhibited in the canons which obtained during the second Temple, regard leprosy as contagious. This is evident from the fact that the priest was in constant and close contact with the leper; that the leper who was entirely covered was pronounced clean, and could mix with the community (see Leviticus 13:12-13); that the priest himself ordered all the things in a leprous house to be taken out before he entered it, in order that they might be used again (see Leviticus 14:36); that according to the ancient canons a leprous minor, a leprous heathen or proselyte, as well as leprous garments in houses of non-Israelites, do not render any one unclean, nor does a bridegroom who is seized with this malady during the nuptial week defile any one. All this most unquestionably implies that there was no fear of contagion on the part of the authorities who had personally to deal with this distemper.

Whether it be a woollen garment.--As among the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, woollen and linen garments were the only apparel worn by the Israelites. (Comp. Deuteronomy 22:11; Hosea 2:7; Hosea 2:11; Proverbs 31:13.) The administrators of the law during the second Temple, however, took this enactment literally as referring strictly to wool of sheep and flax, but not to hemp and other materials. Hence they declared that a material made of camels' hair and sheep's wool is not rendered unclean by leprosy if the camels' hair preponderates, but is unclean when the sheep's hair preponderates, or when both are equal. The same rule also applies to mixtures of flax and hemp. Dyed skins and garments are not rendered unclean by leprosy. We have here another proof that these authorities did not regard leprosy as contagious.

Verse 47. - Whether it be a woolen garment, or a linen garment. Wool and flax are the two materials for clothes mentioned in Deuteronomy 22:11; Proverbs 31:13; Hosea 2:7. 13:47-59 The garment suspected to be tainted with leprosy was not to be burned immediately. If, upon search, it was found that there was a leprous spot, it must be burned, or at least that part of it. If it proved to be free, it must be washed, and then might be used. This also sets forth the great evil there is in sin. It not only defiles the sinner's conscience, but it brings a stain upon all he has and all that he does. And those who make their clothes servants to their pride and lust, may see them thereby tainted with leprosy. But the robes of righteousness never fret, nor are moth-eaten.
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