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Leviticus 14:49 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “To cleanse the house then, he shall take two birds and cedar wood and a scarlet string and hyssop,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar-wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he shall take, to purge the house from the defilement, two birds, and cedar-wood, and scarlet, and hyssop;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then shall he take, to cleanse, the house, two birds,—and cedar wood, and crimson, and hyssop;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'And he hath taken for the cleansing of the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And for the purification thereof he shall take two sparrows, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he shall take to cleanse the house, two birds, and Cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssope.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he shall take to purify the house two clean living birds, and cedar wood, and spun scarlet, and hyssop.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he shall take 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
to cleanse 2398
{2398} Prime
חטא
chata'
{khaw-taw'}
A primitive root; properly to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn.
z8763
<8763> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 790
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
two 8147
{8147} Prime
שְׁתַּיִם
sh@nayim
{shen-ah'-yim}
(The first form being dual of H8145; the second form being feminine); two; also (as ordinal) twofold.
birds, 6833
{6833} Prime
צִפּוֹר
tsippowr
{tsip-pore'}
From H6852; a little bird (as hopping).
and cedar 730
{0730} Prime
אֶרֶז
'erez
{eh-rez'}
From H0729; a cedar tree (from the tenacity of its roots).
wood, 6086
{6086} Prime
עֵץ
`ets
{ates}
From H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plural sticks).
and scarlet, 8144
{8144} Prime
שָׁנִי
shaniy
{shaw-nee'}
Of uncertain derivation; crimson, properly the insect or its color, also stuff dyed with it.
8438
{8438} Prime
תּוֹלָע
towla`
{to-law'}
From H3216; a maggot (as voracious); specifically (often with ellipsis of H8144) the crimson grub, but used only (in this connection) of the color from it, and cloths dyed therewith.
and hyssop: 231
{0231} Prime
אֵזוֹב
'ezowb
{ay-zobe'}
Probably of foreign derivation; hyssop.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Leviticus 14:48-57

_ _ the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed — The precautions here described show that there is great danger in warm countries from the house leprosy, which was likely to be increased by the smallness and rude architecture of the houses in the early ages of the Israelitish history. As a house could not contract any impurity in the sight of God, the “atonement” which the priest was to make for it must either have a reference to the sins of its occupants or to the ceremonial process appointed for its purification, the very same as that observed for a leprous person. This solemn declaration that it was “clean,” as well as the offering made on the occasion, was admirably calculated to make known the fact, to remove apprehension from the public mind, as well as relieve the owner from the aching suspicion of dwelling in an infected house.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Leviticus 14:33-53.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Leviticus 14:49

And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and (o) scarlet, and hyssop:

(o) It seems that this was a lace or string to bind the hyssop to the wood, and so was made a sprinkle: the apostle to the Hebrews calls it scarlet wool, (Hebrews 9:19).

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Leviticus 14:4-7 Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive [and] clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop: ... And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field.
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