Japanese Living Bible

レビ記 14

11-2 主はまた、モーセに、ツァラアトが治った人をどうするかを指示しました。 「まず、祭司が野営地を出て、患者を調べ、確かにツァラアトが治っていたら、 食用にできる鳥を生きたままで二羽、杉の木、緋色の撚り糸、ヒソプの枝をその人のために持って来させる。治った者のきよめの儀式をするのだ。 祭司は、二羽のうち一羽を土器に入れた湧き水の上でほふるよう命じる。 生きているほうの鳥を、杉の木、緋色の撚り糸、ヒソプの枝といっしょにその血に浸す。 次にツァラアトが治った者にその血を七度振りかけ、「きよい」と宣告する。そのあと、生きているほうの鳥を野に放す。

治った者は衣服を洗い、毛を全部そり落として体を洗う。こうしてから野営地に戻り、元の生活をする。ただし初めの七日間は、自分のテントに入ってはならない。 七日目にもう一度、髪もひげもまゆも全部そり落とし、衣服と体を洗う。これで、完全にツァラアトが治ったと宣告される。

10 翌日、傷のない雄の子羊二頭と、傷のない一歳の雌の子羊一頭、細かくひいた上等の小麦粉六・九リットルをオリーブ油でこねたもの、オリーブ油〇・三リットルを持って来る。 11 祭司は、その者とささげ物を幕屋の入口へ引いて来る。 12 まず、雄の子羊一頭とオリーブ油〇・三リットルをささげ、祭壇の前で揺り動かして罪過を償ういけにえとしなさい。 13 幕屋の中の、焼き尽くすいけにえと、罪の赦しのためのいけにえをほふる場所で、その子羊をほふるのだ。このいけにえは、罪過のためのいけにえと同じく最も聖なるささげ物で、祭司の食物となる。 14 祭司はその血を取り、きよめられる者の右の耳たぶと手足の右親指に塗る。 15 それからオリーブ油を左の手のひらに注ぎ、 16 右手の指で、神の前に七回振りかける。 17 手に残った油は、患者の右の耳たぶと手足の右親指に塗る。つまり、罪を償ういけにえの血の上に塗ることになる。

18 まだ残っている油は、最後にその者の頭に注ぐ。こうして祭司は、主の前でその者の罪を償う。 19 このあと、罪のためのいけにえをささげ、もう一度、汚れからきよめられた人の罪を償う。それがすんだら、焼き尽くすいけにえをほふり、 20 祭壇に穀物の供え物といっしょにささげる。これらの儀式が全部すんで初めて、その人はきよくなったと宣告される。

21 貧しくて子羊二頭をささげられないときは、罪過を償ういけにえとして雄の子羊を一頭ささげなさい。ほかに、二・三リットルの上等の小麦粉をオリーブ油でこねたものを穀物の供え物とし、〇・三リットルのオリーブ油を添える。 22 また、山鳩か家鳩のひなを二羽持って来る。どちらでも手に入るほうでかまわない。一羽を罪が赦されるためのいけにえに、もう一羽を焼き尽くすいけにえにする。 23 この場合も子羊と同じように、八日目に幕屋の入口にいる祭司のところに持って来る。主の前で、きよめの儀式を行うためである。 24 祭司は子羊と〇・三リットルの油を罪過を償ういけにえとし、祭壇の前で揺り動かしてささげる。 25 子羊を殺し、その血を、きよめの儀式にあずかる者の右の耳たぶと手足の右親指に塗る。

26 次に、オリーブ油を左の手のひらに注ぎ、 27 主の前に右手の指で七回振りかける。 28 続いて、その者の右の耳たぶと右手足の親指に塗る。罪過を償ういけにえの血と同じ場所につけるのだ。 29 残りの油はきよめにあずかる者の頭に注ぎかけ、主の前でその者の罪を償う。 30 それから彼は、山鳩か家鳩のひな二羽をささげる。どちらでも手に入るほうでかまわない。 31 一羽を罪の赦しのためのいけにえ、もう一羽を焼き尽くすいけにえとし、穀物の供え物といっしょにささげる。こうして、祭司は主の前で、その者のために罪の償いをするのである。」

32 以上は、ツァラアトが治っても、きよめの儀式に普通のささげ物ができない者についての指示です。

33-34 続いて主は、モーセとアロンに命じました。「約束の地であるカナンの国に着いたら、ある家にツァラアトが発生するだろう。 35 その時は家の持ち主に、『家にツァラアトが発生したようです』と報告させなさい。 36 報告を受けた祭司は、検査の前に必ず家を空にするよう命じる。さもないと、祭司がその家にツァラアトが発生したと宣告するとき、家財道具まで全部汚染されたことになってしまうからだ。 37-38 家の壁に、緑あるいは赤みがかったしまがあり、表面だけでなく中まで及んでいるようだったら、七日間その家を閉鎖する。 39 七日目にもう一度調べ、しまが壁に広がっていたら、 40 その部分を取り壊すよう命じる。取り除いた石は町の外の汚れた場所に捨てる。 41 それから壁の内側をすっかり削り落とし、町の外の汚れた場所に捨てる。 42 代わりに新しい石を入れ、新しいモルタルを塗る。

43 それでもまた、しまが現れたら、 44 祭司が確かめる。しまが広がっているのがはっきりすれば、ツァラアトに間違いない。その家は汚れている。 45 すぐ取り壊させなさい。石も材木もモルタルも全部、町の外の汚れた場所に運び出す。 46 閉鎖中の家に入った者は夕方まで汚れる。 47 その家で休んだり食事したりした者は、衣服を洗わなければならない。

48 祭司がもう一度見に来た時、塗り替えた壁にしまが広がっていなければ、その家はきよめられ、ツァラアトは治ったと宣告する。 49 そして、二羽の鳥、杉の木、緋色の撚り糸、ヒソプの枝で、きよめの儀式を行う。 50 祭司は、土の器に入れた湧き水の上で鳥の一羽をほふり、 51-52 その血の中へ生きている鳥を、杉の木、ヒソプの枝、緋色の撚り糸といっしょに浸し、七回その家に振りかける。これで家はきよくなる。 53 それが終わったら、生きている鳥を町の外の野に放す。こうしてその家をきよめ、また住めるようにする。」

54 以上が、ツァラアトにかかった場所についての指示です。 55 すなわち、衣服、家、 56 皮膚の腫れもの、やけどの痕、透明状の斑点などに関するものです。 57 この指示に照らし合わせて、ほんとうにツァラアトかどうかがわかるのです。

The Message

Leviticus 14

11-9 God spoke to Moses: “These are the instructions for the infected person at the time of his cleansing. First, bring him to the priest. The priest will take him outside the camp and make an examination; if the infected person has been healed of the serious skin disease, the priest will order two live, clean birds, some cedar wood, scarlet thread, and hyssop to be brought for the one to be cleansed. The priest will order him to kill one of the birds over fresh water in a clay pot. The priest will then take the live bird with the cedar wood, the scarlet thread, and the hyssop and dip them in the blood of the dead bird over fresh water and then sprinkle the person being cleansed from the serious skin disease seven times and pronounce him clean. Finally, he will release the live bird in the open field. The cleansed person, after washing his clothes, shaving off all his hair, and bathing with water, is clean. Afterwards he may again enter the camp, but he has to live outside his tent for seven days. On the seventh day, he must shave off all his hair—from his head, beard, eyebrows, all of it. He then must wash his clothes and bathe all over with water. He will be clean.

10-18 “The next day, the eighth day, he will bring two lambs without defect and a yearling ewe without defect, along with roughly six quarts of fine flour mixed with oil. The priest who pronounces him clean will place him and the materials for his offerings in the presence of God at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. The priest will take one of the lambs and present it and the pint of oil as a Compensation-Offering and lift them up as a Wave-Offering before God. He will slaughter the lamb in the place where the Absolution-Offering and the Whole-Burnt-Offering are slaughtered, in the Holy Place, because like the Absolution-Offering, the Compensation-Offering belongs to the priest; it is most holy. The priest will now take some of the blood of the Compensation-Offering and put it on the right earlobe of the man being cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot. Following that he will take some oil and pour it into the palm of his left hand and then with the finger of his right hand sprinkle oil seven times before God. The priest will put some of the remaining oil on the right earlobe of the one being cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, placing it on top of the blood of the Compensation-Offering. He will put the rest of the oil on the head of the man being cleansed and make atonement for him before God.

19-20 “Finally the priest will sacrifice the Absolution-Offering and make atonement for the one to be cleansed from his uncleanness, slaughter the Whole-Burnt-Offering and offer it with the Grain-Offering on the Altar. He has made atonement for him. He is clean.

21-22 “If he is poor and cannot afford these offerings, he will bring one male lamb as a Compensation-Offering to be offered as a Wave-Offering to make atonement for him, and with it a couple of quarts of fine flour mixed with oil for a Grain-Offering, a pint of oil, and two doves or pigeons which he can afford, one for an Absolution-Offering and the other for a Whole-Burnt-Offering.

23-29 “On the eighth day he will bring them to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting before the presence of God. The priest will take the lamb for the Compensation-Offering together with the pint of oil and wave them before God as a Wave-Offering. He will slaughter the lamb for the Compensation-Offering, take some of its blood and put it on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot. The priest will pour some of the oil into the palm of his left hand, and with his right finger sprinkle some of the oil from his palm seven times before God. He will put some of the oil that is in his palm on the same places he put the blood of the Compensation-Offering, on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot. The priest will take what is left of the oil in his palm and put it on the head of the one to be cleansed, making atonement for him before God.

30-31 “At the last, he will sacrifice the doves or pigeons which are within his means, one as an Absolution-Offering and the other as a Whole-Burnt-Offering along with the Grain-Offering. Following this procedure the priest will make atonement for the one to be cleansed before God.”

32 These are the instructions to be followed for anyone who has a serious skin disease and cannot afford the regular offerings for his cleansing.

33-42 God spoke to Moses and Aaron: “When you enter the land of Canaan, which I’m giving to you as a possession, and I put a serious fungus in a house in the land of your possession, the householder is to go and tell the priest, ‘I have some kind of fungus in my house.’ The priest is to order the house vacated until he can come to examine the fungus, so that nothing in the house is declared unclean. When the priest comes and examines the house, if the fungus on the walls of the house has greenish or rusty swelling that appears to go deeper than the surface of the wall, the priest is to walk out the door and shut the house up for seven days. On the seventh day he is to come back and conduct another examination; if the fungus has spread in the walls of the house, he is to order that the stones affected by the fungus be torn out and thrown in a garbage dump outside the city. He is to make sure the entire inside of the house is scraped and the plaster that is removed be taken away to the garbage dump outside the city. Then he is to replace the stones and replaster the house.

43-47 “If the fungus breaks out again in the house after the stones have been torn out and the house has been scraped and plastered, the priest is to come and conduct an examination; if the fungus has spread, it is a malignant fungus. The house is unclean. The house has to be demolished—its stones, wood, and plaster are to be removed to the garbage dump outside the city. Anyone who enters the house while it is closed up is unclean until evening. Anyone who sleeps or eats in the house must wash his clothes.

48-53 “But if when the priest comes and conducts his examination, he finds that the fungus has not spread after the house has been replastered, the priest is to declare that the house is clean; the fungus is cured. He then is to purify the house by taking two birds, some cedar wood, scarlet thread, and hyssop. He will slaughter one bird over fresh water in a clay pot. Then he will take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet thread, and the living bird, dip them in the blood of the killed bird and the fresh water and sprinkle the house seven times, cleansing the house with the blood of the bird, the fresh water, the living bird, the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the scarlet thread. Last of all, he will let the living bird loose outside the city in the open field. He has made atonement for the house; the house is clean.

54-57 “These are the procedures to be followed for every kind of serious skin disease or itch, for mildew or fungus on clothing or in a house, and for a swelling or blister or shiny spot in order to determine when it is unclean and when it is clean. These are the procedures regarding infectious skin diseases and mildew and fungus.”