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 13:6
 13:7
13:6 Second Reading
The priest shall examine [him again] on the seventh day, and if the mark has faded or if it has not spread, the priest shall declare [the person] clean, since it is merely a white discoloration. [The person] must immerse [his body and] clothing, and he is then clean.
Vera'ah hakohen oto bayom hashvi'i shenit vehineh kehah hanega velo fasah hanega ba'or vetiharo hakohen mispachat hi vechibes begadav vetaher.
13:7 However, if the white discoloration increases in size on the skin after it was shown to the priest, who purified it, [the person] must show it to the priest again.
Ve'im-pasoh tifseh hamispachat ba'or acharey hera'oto el-hakohen letaharato venir'ah shenit el-hakohen.



Commentary:

faded
  (Rashi). Or, 'faded [but still a leprous mark] and ...' (Ramban; see next comment).

or
  If it is not white enough to be considered leprosy, then even if it spreads, it is not unclean (Yad, Tumath Tzaraath 1:11; cf. Mizrachi).

discoloration
  Mispachath in Hebrew. Some say that this is a type of psoriasis.





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