1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
2 This is the rite for a leper, when he is to be cleansed. He shall be brought to the priest,
3 who, departing from the camp, when he has found the leprosy to be cleansed,
4 shall instruct him who is to be purified to offer for himself two living sparrows, which it is lawful to eat, and cedar wood, and vermillion, and hyssop.
5 And he shall order that one of the sparrows be immolated in an earthen vessel over living waters.
6 But the other living one, with the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, he shall dip in the blood of the immolated sparrow.
7 And he shall sprinkle him who is to be cleansed seven times, so that he may be purified justly. And he shall release the living sparrow, so that it may fly away into the field.
8 And when the man will have washed his clothes, he shall shave all the hair from his body, and he shall be washed with water. And having been purified, he shall enter into the camp, only to this extent: that he may remain outside his own tent for seven days.
9 And on the seventh day he shall shave the hair of his head, and his beard, and his eyebrows, as well as the hair of his entire body. And having washed his clothes again, and his body,
10 on the eighth day, he shall take two immaculate lambs, and a one-year-old female sheep without blemish, and three tenths of fine wheat flour, which has been sprinkled with oil, as a sacrifice, and separately, one twelfth hin of oil.
11 And when the priest purifying the man has presented him and all these things in the sight of the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the testimony,
12 he shall take a lamb and offer it for transgression, with the twelfth hin of oil. And having offered all these before the Lord,
13 he shall immolate the lamb, where the victim for sin is usually immolated with the holocaust, that is, in the holy place. For just as with the one for sin, so also the victim for transgression belongs to the priest. It is the Holy of holies.
14 And taking some of the blood of the victim, which was immolated for transgression, the priest shall place it upon the tip of the right ear of him who is being cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and likewise the foot.
15 And he shall send some of the twelfth hin of oil into his own left hand,
16 and he shall dip his right finger in it, and he shall sprinkle it in the sight of the Lord seven times.
17 But the oil which remains in his left hand, he shall pour over the tip of the right ear of him who is being cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand as well as the foot, and upon the blood which was shed for transgression,
18 and upon his head.
19 And he shall pray for him in the sight of the Lord, and he shall accomplish the sacrifice on behalf of sin. Then he shall immolate the holocaust,
20 and place it upon the altar with its libations, and the man will be duly cleansed.
21 But if he is poor, and his hand is not able to find what has been said, he shall take a lamb as an offering for transgression, so that the priest may pray for him, and a tenth part of fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil, as a sacrifice, and a twelfth hin of oil,
22 and two turtledoves or two young pigeons, of which one may be for sin, and the other as a holocaust.
23 And he shall offer them on the eighth day of his purification to the priest at the door of the tabernacle of the testimony in the sight of the Lord.
24 And he, receiving the lamb for transgression, and the twelfth hin of oil, shall lift them up together.
25 And when the lamb has been immolated, he shall place some of its blood upon the tip of the right ear of him who is being cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, as well as the foot.
26 Yet truly, he shall send part of the oil into his own left hand,
27 and dipping the finger of his right hand in it, he shall sprinkle it seven times before the Lord.
28 And he shall touch the tip of the right ear of him who is being cleansed, and the thumb of his right hand, as well as the foot, in the place of the blood which was shed for transgression.
29 But the remaining part of the oil which is in his left hand, he shall send upon the head of the one being purified, to appease the Lord on his behalf.
30 And he shall offer a turtledove or a young pigeon,
31 one for transgression, and the other as a holocaust, with their libations.
32 This is the sacrifice of a leper, who is not able to obtain all of the things concerning his cleansing.
33 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:
34 When you will have entered into the land of Canaan, which I will give to you as a possession, if there is the mark of leprosy in a building,
35 he whose house it is shall go and report to the priest, saying: “It seems to me that the mark of leprosy is in my house.”
36 And he shall instruct them to carry all things out of the house, before he would enter it and see whether it is leprosy, lest all that is in the house become unclean. And after this, he shall enter to examine the leprosy of the house.
37 And when he will have seen in its walls something like little hollows, deformed with paleness or redness, and lower than the remaining surface,
38 he shall exit by the door of the house, and immediately close it up for seven days.
39 And returning on the seventh day, he shall examine it. If he finds that the leprosy has spread,
40 he shall order the stones in which the leprosy is, to be dug out and cast outside the city in an unclean place,
41 and that the house be scraped on the inside all around, and that the dust of the scrapings be scattered outside the city in an unclean place,
42 and that other stones be put back, in place of those which had been taken away, and that the house be plastered with other mortar.
43 But if, after the stones have been dug out, and the dust wiped away, and it is plastered with other clay,
44 the priest, upon entering, will have seen that the leprosy has returned, and that the walls are sprinkled with spots, then it is a persistent leprosy and the house is unclean.
45 And so they shall promptly destroy it, and shall cast its stones and timber, and also all the dust, outside the town in an unclean place.
46 Whoever enters into the house when it is closed up shall be unclean until evening.
47 And whoever will have slept in it, or eaten anything, shall wash his clothes.
48 But if the priest, upon entering, will have seen that the leprosy has not spread in the house, after it had been newly plastered, he shall purify it, restoring it to health.
49 And for its purification, he shall take two sparrows, and cedar wood, and vermillion, as well as hyssop,
50 and, having immolated one sparrow in an earthen vessel over living waters,
51 he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living sparrow, and he shall dip all these in the blood of the immolated sparrow, and also in the living water, and he shall sprinkle the house seven times.
52 And he shall purify it as much with the blood of the sparrow as with the living water, and with the living sparrow, and the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the vermillion.
53 And when he has released the sparrow to fly freely away into the field, he shall pray for the house, and it shall be justly cleansed.
54 This is the law of every kind of leprosy and plague:
55 of the leprosy of garments and houses,
56 of scars and erupting pustules, of a shining spot, when the appearance is also variegated,
57 so that it can be known at what time a thing is clean or unclean.
1 The words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin.
2 The word of the Lord, which came to him in the days of Josiah, the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign,
3 and which came to him in the days of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, king of Judah, even until the completion of the eleventh year of Zedekiah, the son of Josiah, king of Judah, even until the transmigration of Jerusalem in the fifth month.
4 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
5 Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. And before you went forth from the womb, I sanctified you. And I made you a prophet to the nations.
6 And I said: “Alas, alas, alas, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am a boy.”
7 And the Lord said to me: “Do not choose to say, ‘I am a boy.’ For you shall go forth to everyone to whom I will send you. And you shall speak all that I will command you.
8 You should not be afraid before their face. For I am with you, so that I may deliver you,” says the Lord.
9 And the Lord put forth his hand, and he touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me: “Behold, I have placed my words in your mouth.
10 Behold, today I have appointed you over nations and over kingdoms, so that you may root up, and pull down, and destroy, and scatter, and so that you may build and plant.”
11 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” And I said, “I see a staff, keeping watch.”
12 And the Lord said to me: “You have seen well. For I will keep watch over my word, so that I may accomplish it.”
13 And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a cooking pot upon a fire, and its face is before the face of the north.”
14 And the Lord said to me: “From the north, an evil will spread over all the inhabitants of the earth.
15 For behold, I will call together all the close associates of the kingdoms of the north, says the Lord. And they will arrive, and each one of them will place his throne at the entrance to the gates of Jerusalem, and over all its surrounding walls, and over all the cities of Judah.
16 And I will speak my judgments with them, concerning all the wickedness of those who have forsaken me, and who have offered libations to strange gods, and who have adored the work of their own hands.
17 Therefore, you should gird your waist, and rise up, and speak to them everything that I instruct you. You should not have dread before their face. For I will cause you to be unafraid of their countenance.
18 For certainly, this day, I have made you like a fortified city, and an iron pillar, and a brass wall, over all the land, to the kings of Judah, to its leaders, and to the priests, and to the people of the land.
19 And they will make war against you, but they will not prevail. For I am with you, says the Lord, so that I may free you.”
8 I will give thee understanding, and I will instruct thee in this way, in which thou shalt go: I will fix my eyes upon thee.
9 Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no understanding. With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto thee.
10 Many are the scourges of the sinner, but mercy shall encompass him that hopeth in the Lord.
11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye just, and glory, all ye right of heart.
1 And after six days, Jesus took with him Peter, and James, and John; and he led them separately to a lofty mountain alone; and he was transfigured before them.
2 And his vestments became radiant and exceedingly white like snow, with such a brilliance as no fuller on earth is able to achieve.
3 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses; and they were speaking with Jesus.
4 And in response, Peter said to Jesus: “Master, it is good for us to be here. And so let us make three tabernacles, one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
5 For he did not know what he was saying. For they were overwhelmed by fear.
6 And there was a cloud overshadowing them. And a voice came from the cloud, saying: “This is my most beloved Son. Listen to him.”
7 And immediately, looking around, they no longer saw anyone, except Jesus alone with them.
8 And as they were descending from the mountain, he instructed them not to relate to anyone what they had seen, until after the Son of man will have risen again from the dead.
9 And they kept the word to themselves, arguing about what “after he will have risen from the dead” might mean.
10 And they questioned him, saying: “Then why do the Pharisees and the scribes say that Elijah must arrive first?”
11 And in response, he said to them: “Elijah, when he will arrive first, shall restore all things. And in the manner that it has been written about the Son of man, so must he suffer many things and be condemned.
12 But I say to you, that Elijah also has arrived, (and they have done to him whatever they wanted) just as it has been written about him.”
13 And approaching his disciples, he saw a great crowd surrounding them, and the scribes were arguing with them.
14 And soon all the people, seeing Jesus, were astonished and struck with fear, and hurrying to him, they greeted him.
15 And he questioned them, “What are you arguing about among yourselves?”
16 And one from the crowd responded by saying: “Teacher, I have brought to you my son, who has a mute spirit.
17 And whenever it takes hold of him, it throws him down, and he foams and gnashes with his teeth, and he becomes unconscious. And I asked your disciples to cast him out, and they could not.”
18 And answering them, he said: “O unbelieving generation, how long must I be with you? How long shall I endure you? Bring him to me.”
19 And they brought him. And when he had seen him, immediately the spirit disturbed him. And having been thrown to the ground, he rolled around foaming.
20 And he questioned his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” But he said: “From infancy.
21 And often it casts him into fire or into water, in order to destroy him. But if you are able to do anything, help us and take pity on us.”
22 But Jesus said to him, “If you are able to believe: all things are possible to one who believes.”
23 And immediately the father of the boy, crying out with tears, said: “I do believe, Lord. Help my unbelief.”