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 14:5
 14:6
 14:7
14:5 The priest shall give orders that one bird be slaughtered over fresh spring water in a clay bowl.
Vetsivah hakohen veshachat et-hatsipor ha'echat el-kli-cheres al-mayim chayim.
14:6 He shall then take the live bird together with the piece of cedar, the crimson wool, and the hyssop. Along with the live bird, he shall dip [the other articles] into the spring water mixed with the blood of the slaughtered bird.
Et-hatsipor hachayah yikach otah ve'et-ets ha'erez ve'et-shni hatola'at ve'et-ha'ezov vetaval otam ve'et hatsipor hachayah bedam hatsipor hashchutah al hamayim hachayim.
14:7 He shall then sprinkle [this mixture] seven times on the person undergoing purification from the leprous curse, thus rendering him clean. He shall send the living bird away toward the fields.
Vehizah al hamitaher min-hatsara'at sheva pe'amim vetiharo veshilach et-hatsipor hachayah al-peney hasadeh.



Commentary:

slaughtered
  The slaughtered bird is then buried (Negaim 14:1; Yad, Tumath Tzaraath 11:1).

spring water
  Mayim chaim in Hebrew, literally, 'living water.' There must be a revi'ith ( log or 2 ounces) of water in the bowl (Ibid.)

bowl
  It must be new (Ibid.).

together with...
  The cedar and the hyssop are tied together with the end of the crimson skein of wool (Ibid.; cf. Tifereth Yisrael, Negaim 14:11). Some say that this must be prepared before the first bird is slaughtered (Rashi).

on the person
  On the back of his hand (Negaim, Yad, loc. cit.). Some say that it is sprinkled on his forehead (Negaim 14:1; Sifra).





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