Purity of the Camp
5:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
5:2 Command the children of Israel, that they put out of
the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and
whosoever is defiled by the dead:
5:3 Both male and female shall ye put out, without the camp
shall ye put them; that they defile not their camps, in the
midst whereof I dwell.
5:4 And the children of Israel did so, and put them out
without the camp: as the LORD spake unto Moses, so did the
children of Israel.
Restitution for Wrongs
5:5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
5:6 Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman
shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass
against the LORD, and that person be guilty;
5:7 Then they shall confess their sin which they have done:
and he shall recompense his trespass with the principal
thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it
unto him against whom he hath trespassed.
5:8 But if the man have no kinsman to recompense the
trespass unto, let the trespass be recompensed unto the
LORD, even to the priest; beside the ram of the atonement,
whereby an atonement shall be made for him.
5:9 And every offering of all the holy things of the
children of Israel, which they bring unto the priest, shall
5:10 And every man's hallowed things shall be his:
whatsoever any man giveth the priest, it shall be his.
The Test for an
5:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
5:12 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them,
If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against
5:13 And a man lie 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;
5:14 And the spirit 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:
5:15 Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and
he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an
ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put
frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an
offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.
5:16 And the priest shall bring her near, and set her
before the LORD:
5:17 And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen
vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the
tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water:
5:18 And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD,
and uncover 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 the bitter water that
causeth the curse:
5:19 And the priest shall charge 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 instead of
thy husband, be thou free from this bitter water that
causeth the curse:
5:20 But 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:
5:21 Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of
cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD
make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the
LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell;
5:22 And this water that causeth the curse shall go into
thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to
rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, amen.
5:23 And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and
he shall blot them out with the bitter water:
5:24 And 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.
5:25 Then the priest shall take the jealousy offering out
of the woman's hand, and shall wave the offering before the
LORD, and offer it upon the altar:
5:26 And the priest shall take an handful of the offering,
even the memorial thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and
afterward shall cause the woman to drink the water.
5:27 And 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, that 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 a curse among her people.
5:28 And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; then
she shall be free, and shall conceive seed.
5:29 This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside
to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;
5:30 Or 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.
5:31 Then shall the man be guiltless from iniquity, and
this woman shall bear her iniquity.