'Skin' in the Bible
When the water in the skin was gone, she left the boy under one of the bushes.
Jacob answered Rebekah his mother, “Look, my brother Esau is a hairy man, but I am a man with smooth skin.
Then He said, “Put your hand back inside your cloak.” He put his hand back inside his cloak, and when he took it out, it had again become like the rest of his skin.
As Moses descended from Mount Sinai—with the two tablets of the testimony in his hands as he descended the mountain—he did not realize that the skin of his face shone as a result of his speaking with the Lord.
When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face shone! They were afraid to come near him.
Then he must skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces.
“When a person has a swelling, scab, or spot on the skin of his body, and it becomes a disease on the skin of his body, he is to be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons, the priests.
The priest will examine the infection on the skin of his body. If the hair in the infection has turned white and the infection appears to be deeper than the skin of his body, it is a skin disease. After the priest examines him, he must pronounce him unclean.
But if the spot on the skin of his body is white and does not appear to be deeper than the skin, and the hair in it has not turned white, the priest must quarantine the infected person for seven days.
The priest will then reexamine him on the seventh day. If he sees that the infection remains unchanged and has not spread on the skin, the priest must quarantine him for another seven days.
The priest will examine him again on the seventh day. If the infection has faded and has not spread on the skin, the priest is to pronounce him clean; it is a scab. The person is to wash his clothes and will become clean.
But if the scab spreads further on his skin after he has presented himself to the priest for his cleansing, he must present himself again to the priest.
The priest will examine him, and if the scab has spread on the skin, then the priest must pronounce him unclean; he has a skin disease.
“When a skin disease develops on a person, he is to be brought to the priest.
The priest will examine him. If there is a white swelling on the skin that has turned the hair white, and there is a patch of raw flesh in the swelling,
it is a chronic disease on the skin of his body, and the priest must pronounce him unclean. He need not quarantine him, for he is unclean.
But if the skin disease breaks out all over the skin so that it covers all the skin of the infected person from his head to his feet so far as the priest can see,
the priest will look, and if the skin disease has covered his entire body, he is to pronounce the infected person clean. Since he has turned totally white, he is clean.
When the priest examines the raw flesh, he must pronounce him unclean. Raw flesh is unclean; it is a skin disease.
“When a boil appears on the skin of one’s body and it heals,
The priest will make an examination, and if the spot seems to be beneath the skin and the hair in it has turned white, the priest must pronounce him unclean; it is a skin disease that has broken out in the boil.
But when the priest examines it, if there is no white hair in it, and it is not beneath the skin but is faded, the priest must quarantine him seven days.
If it spreads further on the skin, the priest must pronounce him unclean; it is an infection.
“When there is a burn on the skin of one’s body produced by fire, and the patch made raw by the burn becomes reddish-white or white,
the priest is to examine it. If the hair in the spot has turned white and the spot appears to be deeper than the skin, it is a skin disease that has broken out in the burn. The priest must pronounce him unclean; it is a skin disease.
But when the priest examines it, if there is no white hair in the spot and it is not beneath the skin but is faded, the priest must quarantine him seven days.
The priest will reexamine him on the seventh day. If it has spread further on the skin, the priest must pronounce him unclean; it is a skin disease.
But if the spot has remained where it was and has not spread on the skin but is faded, it is the swelling from the burn. The priest is to pronounce him clean, for it is only the scar from the burn.
the priest must examine the infection. If it appears to be deeper than the skin, and the hair in it is yellow and sparse, the priest must pronounce the person unclean. It is a scaly outbreak, a skin disease of the head or chin.
When the priest examines the scaly infection, if it does not appear to be deeper than the skin, and there is no black hair in it, the priest must quarantine the person with the scaly infection for seven days.
The priest will reexamine the infection on the seventh day. If the scaly outbreak has not spread and there is no yellow hair in it and it does not appear to be deeper than the skin,
The priest will examine the scaly outbreak on the seventh day, and if it has not spread on the skin and does not appear to be deeper than the skin, the priest is to pronounce the person clean. He is to wash his clothes, and he will be clean.
But if the scaly outbreak spreads further on the skin after his cleansing,
the priest is to examine the person. If the scaly outbreak has spread on the skin, the priest does not need to look for yellow hair; the person is unclean.
“When a man or a woman has white spots on the skin of the body,
the priest is to make an examination. If the spots on the skin of the body are dull white, it is only a rash that has broken out on the skin; the person is clean.
But if there is a reddish-white infection on the bald head or forehead, it is a skin disease breaking out on his head or forehead.
The priest is to examine him, and if the swelling of the infection on his bald head or forehead is reddish-white, like the appearance of a skin disease on his body,
the man is afflicted with a skin disease; he is unclean. The priest must pronounce him unclean; the infection is on his head.
“The person afflicted with an infectious skin disease is to have his clothes torn and his hair hanging loose, and he must cover his mouth and cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean!’
“This is the law concerning the person afflicted with a skin disease on the day of his cleansing. He is to be brought to the priest,
who will go outside the camp and examine him. If the skin disease has disappeared from the afflicted person,
He will then sprinkle the blood seven times on the one who is to be cleansed from the skin disease. He is to pronounce him clean and release the live bird over the open countryside.
This is the law for someone who has a skin disease and cannot afford the cost of his cleansing.”
“This is the law for any skin disease or mildew, for a scaly outbreak,
to determine when something is unclean or clean. This is the law regarding skin disease and mildew.”
No man of Aaron’s descendants who has a skin disease or a discharge is to eat from the holy offerings until he is clean. Whoever touches anything made unclean by a dead person or by a man who has an emission of semen,
They are to place over this a covering made of manatee skin, spread a solid blue cloth on top, and insert its poles.
They are to spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover them with a covering made of manatee skin, and insert the poles in the table.
Then they must place it with all its utensils inside a covering made of manatee skin and put them on the carrying frame.
“They are to spread a blue cloth over the gold altar, cover it with a covering made of manatee skin, and insert its poles.
They are to take all the serving utensils they use in the sanctuary, place them in a blue cloth, cover them with a covering made of manatee skin, and put them on a carrying frame.
and place all the equipment on it that they use in serving: the firepans, meat forks, shovels, and basins—all the equipment of the altar. They are to spread a covering made of manatee skin over it and insert its poles.
They are to transport the tabernacle curtains, the tent of meeting with its covering and the covering made of manatee skin on top of it, the screen for the entrance to the tent of meeting,
“Command the Israelites to send away anyone from the camp who is afflicted with a skin disease, anyone who has a bodily discharge, or anyone who is defiled because of a corpse.
He is not to eat anything produced by the grapevine, from seeds to skin, during his vow.
As the cloud moved away from the tent, Miriam’s skin suddenly became diseased, as white as snow. When Aaron turned toward her, he saw that she was diseased
“Be careful in a case of infectious skin disease, following carefully everything the Levitical priests instruct you to do. Be careful to do as I have commanded them.
“You will proceed from there until you come to the oak of Tabor. Three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there, one bringing three goats, one bringing three loaves of bread, and one bringing a skin of wine.
So Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and one young goat and sent them by his son David to Saul.
When David had gone a little beyond the summit, Ziba, Mephibosheth’s servant, was right there to meet him. He had a pair of saddled donkeys loaded with 200 loaves of bread, 100 clusters of raisins, 100 bunches of summer fruit, and a skin of wine.
Naaman, commander of the army for the king of Aram, was a great man in his master’s sight and highly regarded because through him, the Lord had given victory to Aram. The man was a brave warrior, but he had a skin disease.
She said to her mistress, “If only my master would go to the prophet who is in Samaria, he would cure him of his skin disease.”
He brought the letter to the king of Israel, and it read:When this letter comes to you, note that I have sent you my servant Naaman for you to cure him of his skin disease.
When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and asked, “Am I God, killing and giving life that this man expects me to cure a man of his skin disease? Think it over and you will see that he is only picking a fight with me.”
But Naaman got angry and left, saying, “I was telling myself: He will surely come out, stand and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and will wave his hand over the spot and cure the skin disease.
So Naaman went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, according to the command of the man of God. Then his skin was restored and became like the skin of a small boy, and he was clean.
Therefore, Naaman’s skin disease will cling to you and your descendants forever.” So Gehazi went out from his presence diseased—white as snow.
When the king heard the woman’s words, he tore his clothes. Then, as he was passing by on the wall, the people saw that there was sackcloth under his clothes next to his skin.
Four men with a skin disease were at the entrance to the gate. They said to each other, “Why just sit here until we die?
The Lord afflicted the king, and he had a serious skin disease until the day of his death. He lived in a separate house, while Jotham, the king’s son, was over the household governing the people of the land.
Then Isaiah said, “Bring a lump of pressed figs.” So they brought it and applied it to his infected skin, and he recovered.
Uzziah, with a firepan in his hand to offer incense, was enraged. But when he became enraged with the priests, in the presence of the priests in the Lord’s temple beside the altar of incense, a skin disease broke out on his forehead.
So King Uzziah was diseased to the time of his death. He lived in quarantine with a serious skin disease and was excluded from access to the Lord’s temple, while his son Jotham was over the king’s household governing the people of the land.
Uzziah rested with his fathers, and he was buried with his fathers in the burial ground of the kings’ cemetery, for they said, “He has a skin disease.” His son Jotham became king in his place.
However, since there were not enough priests, they weren’t able to skin all the burnt offerings, so their Levite brothers helped them until the work was finished and until the priests consecrated themselves. For the Levites were more conscientious to consecrate themselves than the priests were.
“Skin for skin!” Satan answered the Lord. “A man will give up everything he owns in exchange for his life.
My flesh is clothed with maggots and encrusted with dirt.My skin forms scabs and then oozes.
You clothed me with skin and flesh,and wove me together with bones and tendons.
I have sewn sackcloth over my skin;I have buried my strength in the dust.
Parts of his skin are eaten away;death’s firstborn consumes his limbs.
My skin and my flesh cling to my bones;I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.
Even after my skin has been destroyed,yet I will see God in my flesh.
My skin blackens and flakes off,and my bones burn with fever.
Now Isaiah had said, “Let them take a lump of pressed figs and apply it to his infected skin, so that he may recover.”
Can the Cushite change his skin,or a leopard his spots?If so, you might be able to do what is good,you who are instructed in evil.
?BetHe has worn away my flesh and skin;He has shattered my bones.
?KhetNow they appear darker than soot;they are not recognized in the streets.Their skin has shriveled on their bones;it has become dry like wood.
Our skin is as hot as an ovenfrom the ravages of hunger.
I will put tendons on you, make flesh grow on you, and cover you with skin. I will put breath in you so that you come to life. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.”
As I looked, tendons appeared on them, flesh grew, and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
You hate good and love evil.You tear off people’s skinand strip their flesh from their bones.
You eat the flesh of my peopleafter you strip their skin from themand break their bones.You chop them uplike flesh for the cooking pot,like meat in a cauldron.”
Right away a man with a serious skin disease came up and knelt before Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with skin diseases, drive out demons. You have received free of charge; give free of charge.
the blind see, the lame walk, those with skin diseases are healed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor are told the good news.
While Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon, a man who had a serious skin disease,
Then a man with a serious skin disease came to Him and, on his knees, begged Him: “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”
While He was in Bethany at the house of Simon who had a serious skin disease, as He was reclining at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of pure and expensive fragrant oil of nard. She broke the jar and poured it on His head.
And in the prophet Elisha’s time, there were many in Israel who had serious skin diseases, yet not one of them was healed —only Naaman the Syrian.”