"If the infection returns and breaks out in the house after he has pulled out the stones, scraped the house, and it is replastered,
He is to examine the infection, and if the infection in the walls of the house consists of yellowish green or reddish eruptions, and it appears to be deeper than the surface of the wall,
He must burn the garment or the warp or the woof, whether wool or linen, or any article of leather which has the infection in it. Because it is a malignant disease it must be burned up in the fire.
Then if it still appears again in the garment or the warp or the woof, or in any article of leather, it is an outbreak. Whatever has the infection in it you must burn up in the fire.
"If, however, the priest enters and examines it, and the infection has not spread in the house after the house has been replastered, then the priest is to pronounce the house clean because the infection has been healed.
So he is to decontaminate the house with the blood of the bird, the fresh water, the live bird, the piece of cedar wood, the twigs of hyssop, and the scrap of crimson fabric,
then whoever owns the house must come and declare to the priest, 'Something like an infection is visible to me in the house.'
Yet, Lord, you are our father. We are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the product of your labor.
Remove the dross from the silver, and material for the silversmith will emerge;
"When a garment has a diseased infection in it, whether a wool or linen garment,
the priest is to come and examine it, and if the infection has spread in the house, it is a malignant disease in the house. It is unclean.
He will afflict you with weakness, fever, inflammation, infection, sword, blight, and mildew; these will attack you until you perish.
This bread of ours was warm when we packed it in our homes the day we started out to meet you, but now it is dry and hard.
He must then examine the infection on the seventh day. If the infection has spread in the garment, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in the leather -- whatever the article into which the leather was made -- the infection is a malignant disease. It is unclean.
The priest must return on the seventh day and examine it, and if the infection has spread in the walls of the house,
I struck all the products of your labor with blight, disease, and hail, and yet you brought nothing to me,' says the Lord.
"When you enter the land of Canaan which I am about to give to you for a possession, and I put a diseased infection in a house in the land you are to possess,
Has the potter no right to make from the same lump of clay one vessel for special use and another for ordinary use?
to teach when something is unclean and when it is clean. This is the law for dealing with infectious disease."
Then I will bring the remaining third into the fire; I will refine them like silver is refined and will test them like gold is tested. They will call on my name and I will answer; I will say, 'These are my people,' and they will say, 'The Lord is my God.'"
But if the priest has examined it and the infection has faded after it has been washed, he is to tear it out of the garment or the leather or the warp or the woof.
This is the law of the diseased infection in the garment of wool or linen, or the warp or woof, or any article of leather, for pronouncing it clean or unclean.
"Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.