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 14:36
 14:37
14:36 The priest shall give orders that the house be emptied out before [any] priest comes to see the mark, so that everything in the house will not become unclean. Only then shall a priest come to see the house.
Vetsivah hakohen ufinu et-habayit beterem yavo hakohen lir'ot et-hanega velo yitma kol-asher babayit ve'achar ken yavo hakohen lir'ot et-habayit.
14:37 He shall examine the mark [to determine if] the mark on the wall of the house consists of penetrating streaks that are bright green or bright red, which appear to be below [the surface of] the wall.
Vera'ah et-hanega vehineh hanega bekirot habayit shka'arurot yerakrakot o adamdamot umar'eyhen shafal min-hakir.



Commentary:

penetrating streaks
  Shekaruroth in Hebrew. This is an area where the stain appears to have penetrated the wall (Targum Yonathan; Sifra; Rashi; Yad, Tumath Tzaraath 14:3). Some, however, say that it is an actual eroded area (Targum, according to Ibn Janach). Others say that it is an area of hairlike lines (Saadia; Ibn Ezra) or threadlike cracks (Ibn Janach; Radak, Sherashim). According to still other sources, it is simply a dark area (Radak, Sherashim).

The spot must be at least as large as two beans next to each other, around ' x 1' in size (Sifra; Yad, Tumath Tzaraath 14:1). See note on Leviticus 13:2, s.v. 'and it is suspected.'

Others translate this verse, 'the mark on [the stones] imbedded in the walls of the house is bright red ...' (HaKethav VeHaKabbalah).

bright green...
  See note on Leviticus 13:49.





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