34When ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession;
34 Verse 34. When ye be come into the land-and I put the plague
of leprosy] It was probably from this text that the leprosy has
been generally considered to be a disease inflicted immediately
by God himself; but it is well known that in Scripture God is
frequently represented as doing what, in the course of his
providence, he only permits or suffers to be done. It is
supposed that the infection of the house, as well as of the
person and the garments, proceeded from animalcula.
See Clarke on Le 13:47, and "Le 13:52".