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Discharges from bodies
Yahweh also said to Moses/me and Aaron, “Tell this to the Israelis: When an infected discharge comes out of a man's sexual organs [EUP], that fluid should not be touched. Whether that fluid is blocked or continues to drip, it causes him to be someone who should not be touched.
And any bed that such a man lies on should not be touched, and anything that he sits on should not be touched. Anyone who touches that person's bed must wash his clothes and bathe, and no one should touch him until that evening. Anyone who sits on something that man has sat on must wash his clothes and bathe, and no one should touch him until that evening.
Anyone who touches such a man must wash his clothes and bathe, and no one should touch him until that evening.
If such a man spits on someone else, that person who is spit upon should not be touched. He must wash his clothes, and no one should touch him until that evening.
Everything that a man who has such a discharge of fluid sits on while he is riding a horse or a donkey should not be touched, 10 and anyone who touches the seat or saddle that he was sitting on also should not be touched until that evening. And anyone who picks up the seat or saddle must wash his clothes and bathe, and no one should touch him until that evening. 11 Anyone whom the man with such a discharge of fluid from his body touches without first rinsing his hands in water must wash his clothes and bathe, and no one should touch him until that evening.
12 If such a man touches a clay pot, that pot must be broken into pieces. Anything made from wood that he touches must be rinsed in water.
13 If such a man is healed from his flow of fluid, he must wait for seven days. Then he must wash his clothes and bathe in water from a spring. Then he will be able to be with others. 14 On the eighth/next day, he must take two doves or two young pigeons and come in front of Yahweh at the entrance of the Sacred Tent, and give them to the priest. 15 The priest will sacrifice them. One will be an offering for the man to become acceptable to God, and the other one will be completely burned on the altar. As a result of the priest doing that, the man will be forgiven for having sinned.
16 When semen accidentally flows from a man's sexual organs [EUP], he must bathe his whole body, and no one should touch him until that evening. 17 Any clothing or leather that has semen on it must be washed, and no one should touch it until that evening. 18 When a man has sex with a woman and some semen spills, both of them must bathe, and no one should touch them until that evening.
19 When a woman has her monthly menstrual period, no one should touch her for seven days. If anyone touches her during that time, no one should touch the person who touched her until that evening. 20 No one should touch anything that she lies on or sits on during that time. 21 Anyone who touches her bed must wash his clothes and bathe, and no one should touch that person until that evening. 22-23 Anyone who touches something that she has been sitting on, a bed or anything else, must wash his clothes, and no one should touch that person until that evening.
24 If a man has sex with a woman during that time and some of the menstrual blood touches him, no one should touch him for seven days, and no one should touch the bed that he lies on.
25 When a woman has a vaginal discharge of blood for ◄many days/a long time►, which is not her monthly flow of blood, or if her flow of blood continues after her monthly flow ends, no one should touch her until it stops. 26 And no one should touch the bed that she lies on or anything that she sits on while that flow of blood continues, just like during her monthly menstrual period. 27 Anyone who touches those things should not touch anyone else; he must wash his clothes and bathe, and he should not touch anyone else until that evening.
28 After a woman's monthly menstrual flow ends, she must wait seven days before she touches anyone. 29 On the eighth/next day, she must take two doves or two pigeons to the priest at the entrance of the Sacred Tent. 30 The priest will sacrifice one of them to be an offering to enable her to become acceptable to Yahweh again, and completely burn the other one on the altar. By doing that he will cause me, Yahweh, to forgive her for having sinned [DOU].
31 You must warn the Israeli people not to do things that ◄defile them/cause them to be unacceptable to me►. If they become ◄unacceptable to me/defiled►, they will cause my Sacred Tent which is among them to become an unacceptable place to worship me, and as a result they will die.”
32 Those are the regulations for a man who has a fluid that flows from his sexual organs or who should not be touched because some of his semen spills out while having sex with a woman, 33 and for any woman during her monthly menstrual period, and for any man who has sex with a woman during her menstrual period.