Numbers 5

1The unclean to be removed out of the camp. 5Restitution to be made in cases of trespass. 9All offerings and hallowed things belong to the priest. 11The trial of jealousy.

1AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

2Command the children of Israel, that they aput out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead:

a Le. 13.3,46; 15.1-33; 21.1. ch. 9.6,10; 19.11,13; 31.19; 12.14,15. De. 23.10. 2Ki. 5.27; 7.3. 2Ch. 26.20,21. Lu. 17.12. Is. 52.11. 2Co. 6.17. 1Co. 5.7,11,13. He. 12.15,16. Tit. 3.10. 2Th. 3.6,14.

3Both male and female shall ye put out, b*without the camp shall ye put them; that they defile not their camps, cin the midst whereof I dwell.


b Le. 4.12. c Le. 26.11,12.

4And the children of Israel did so, and put them out *without the camp: das the LORD spake unto Moses, so did the children of Israel.


d ch. 4.49. Ex. 39.42; 40.16; 23.21,22. 1Sa. 15.22. Mat. 28.20. Ps. 119.5,6,9,11,115.

5¶And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

6Speak unto the children of Israel, When ea man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a *trespass against the LORD, and that person be guilty;

*trespass-sin, transgression.

e Le. 6.1-7. Jos. 7.19. Je. 3.12,13. Pr. 28.13. Job 33.27,28; 34.31,32. 1Jn. 1.9. Lu. 19.8.

7fThen they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall recompense his *trespass gwith the principal thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him against whom he hath trespassed.

*trespass-sin, transgression.

f Le. 5.5; 16.21; 26.40. Jos. 7.19. g Le. 6.5.

8But if the man have no kinsman to recompense the *trespass unto, let the trespass be recompensed unto the LORD, even to the priest; beside hthe ram of the atonement, whereby an atonement shall be made for him.

*trespass-sin, transgression.

h Le. 6.6,7; 7.8.

9And ievery 1offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they bring unto the priest, shall be his.

1Or, heave, offering. Ex. 29.28. ch. 18.19.

i ch. 18.8. De. 18.3,4. Le. 10.13; 27; 6.17,18,26; 7.6,7,9,10,14,32. Eze. 44.29,30. Ps. 110.3; 2.8. 1Co. 9.7-14.

10And every man's hallowed things shall be his: whatsoever any man giveth the priest, jit shall be his.

j Le. 10.12,13.

11¶And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

12Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife kgo aside, and commit a *trespass against him,

*trespass-sin, transgression.

k Pr. 2.16,17; 7.10-27. Ho. 4.13.

13And a man llie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner ;

l Le. 15.18. Pr. 7.18,19; 30.20. Le. 20.10.

14And the mspirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:

m Is. 19.14. Pr. 6.34. Ca. 8.6.

15Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her noffering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; ohe shall pour no oil upon it, nor put *frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, pbringing iniquity to remembrance.

*frankincense-aromatic gum resin burned as a fragrant incense.

n Le. 5.11. Is. 53.2-11. Ro. 5.8; 8.2. 2Co. 5.21. Zec. 12.10. o Le. 2.1,15. p 1Ki. 17.18. Eze. 29.16.

16And the priest shall bring her near, and qset her before the LORD:

q Le. 1.3. Je. 17.10. He. 13.4. Ro. 6.21.

17And the priest shall take rholy water in an earthen vessel; and of the sdust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water:

r Ex. 30.18. ch. 19.9. s Job 2.12. La. 3.29.

18And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and tuncover the woman's head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand uthe bitter water that causeth the curse:

t Le. 13.45. 1Co. 4.5. He. 4.12,13. u v.17,22,24.

19And the priest shall vcharge her by an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness with another 2instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the curse:

2Or, being in the power of thy husband. Heb. under thy husband.

v Jos. 6.26. 1Sa. 14.24. Mat. 26.63.

20But if thou hast gone aside to another instead of thy husband, and if thou be defiled, and some man have lain with thee beside thine husband:

21Then the priest shall wcharge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a xcurse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth ymake thy thigh to 3rot, and thy belly to swell;

3Heb. fall.

w Jos. 6.26. 1Sa. 14.24. Ne. 10.29. x Je. 29.22; 25.18; 24.9; 42.18; 44.12. Zec. 8.13. Is. 65.15. Pr. 10.7. y He. 13.4. Ju. 1.7. Je. 2.17,19.

22And this water that causeth the curse zshall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, aAmen, amen.

z Ps. 109.18. a De. 27.15-26. Is. 65.15. Ps. 7.4,5. Job 31.1-40. 1Co. 16.22.

23And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:

24And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.

25Then the priest shall take the jealousy offering out of the woman's hand, and shall bwave the offering before the LORD, and offer it upon the altar:

b Ex. 29.24. Le. 5.12.

26And the priest cshall take an handful of the offering, even the dmemorial thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and afterward shall cause the woman to drink the water.

c Le. 2.2,9; 5.12. d v.15.

27And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that , if she be defiled, and have done *trespass against her husband, ethat the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be fa curse among her people.

*trespass-sin, transgression.

e He. 13.4; 10.26-31,38; 6.4-6. Pr. 5.4-12. 2Pe. 2.1-10. 2Co. 2.16. Ec. 7.26. f v.21. De. 28.37. Ps. 83.9,11. Je. 24.9; 29.18,22; 42.18; 44.12. Zec. 8.13.

28And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; gthen she shall be free, and shall conceive seed.

g v.19. Mi. 7.7-10. 1Pe. 1.7. Ro. 5.3-5. 2Co. 4.17,18.

29This his the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;

h v.11-28. ch. 6.21. Le. 7.37; 11.46; 13.59; 14.54,57; 15.32.

30Or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him, and he be jealous over his wife, and shall set the woman before the LORD, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law.

31Then shall the man be iguiltless from iniquity, and this woman shall jbear her iniquity.

i Job 17.8,9; 27.5,6. Ps. 37.6. j Le. 5.1,17; 7.18; 19.8; 26.17,19. ch. 18.23; 14.34; 9.13. Eze. 23.49; 18.4,20. Ro. 2.8,9. Pr. 5.22; 9.12. Le. 20.17,19.