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Numbers 5 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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On Defilement

(cf. Lev 15:1–33 )
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:1 - The LORD spoke to Moshe, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:2 - "Command the children of Yisra'el that they put out of the camp every leper, and everyone who has an issue, and whoever is unclean by the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:3 - Both male and female shall you put out, outside of the camp shall you put them; that they not defile their camp, in the midst of which I dwell."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:4 - The children of Yisra'el did so, and put them out outside of the camp; as the LORD spoke to Moshe, so did the children of Yisra'el.
(Lev 6:1–7 )
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:5 - The LORD spoke to Moshe, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:6 - "Speak to the children of Yisra'el: When a man or woman commits any sin that men commit, so as to trespass against the LORD, and that soul is guilty;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:7 - then he shall confess his sin which he has done, and he shall make restitution for his guilt in full, and add to it the fifth part of it, and give it to him in respect of whom he has been guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:8 - But if the man has no kinsman to whom restitution may be made for the guilt, the restitution for guilt which is made to the LORD shall be the Kohen's; besides the ram of the atonement, by which atonement shall be made for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:9 - Every heave offering of all the holy things of the children of Yisra'el, which they present to the Kohen, shall be his.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:10 - Every man's holy things shall be his: whatever any man gives the Kohen, it shall be his."

The Adultery Test

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:11 - The LORD spoke to Moshe, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:12 - "Speak to the children of Yisra'el, and tell them: If any man's wife goes astray, and is unfaithful to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:13 - and a man lies with her carnally, and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband, and is kept close, and she is defiled, and there is no witness against her, and she isn't taken in the act;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:14 - and the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she is defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she isn't defiled:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:15 - then the man shall bring his wife to the Kohen, and shall bring her offering for her: the tenth part of an efah of barley meal. He shall pour no oil on it, nor put frankincense on it, for it is a meal offering of jealousy, a meal offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to memory.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:16 - The Kohen shall bring her near, and set her before the LORD;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:17 - and the Kohen shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the Kohen shall take, and put it into the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:18 - The Kohen shall set the woman before the LORD, and let the hair of the woman's head go loose, and put the meal offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal offering of jealousy. The Kohen shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that brings a curse.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:19 - The Kohen shall cause her to swear, and shall tell the woman, 'If no man has lain with you, and if you haven't gone aside to uncleanness, being under your husband, be free from this water of bitterness that brings a curse.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:20 - But if you have gone astray, being under your husband, and if you are defiled, and some man has lain with you besides your husband:'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:21 - then the Kohen shall cause the woman to swear with the oath of cursing, and the Kohen shall tell the woman, 'The LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people, when the LORD allows your thigh to fall away, and your body to swell;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:22 - and this water that brings a curse will go into your bowels, and make your body swell, and your thigh fall away.' The woman shall say, 'Amein, Amein.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:23 - "The Kohen shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out into the water of bitterness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:24 - He shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that causes the curse; and the water that causes the curse shall enter into her and become bitter.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:25 - The Kohen shall take the meal offering of jealousy out of the woman's hand, and shall wave the meal offering before the LORD, and bring it to the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:26 - The Kohen shall take a handful of the meal offering, as the memorial of it, and burn it on the altar, and afterward shall make the woman drink the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:27 - When he has made her drink the water, then it shall happen, if she is defiled, and has committed a trespass against her husband, that the water that causes the curse will enter into her and become bitter, and her body will swell, and her thigh will fall away: and the woman will be a curse among her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:28 - If the woman isn't defiled, but is clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:29 - "This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goes astray, and is defiled;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:30 - or when the spirit of jealousy comes on a man, and he is jealous of his wife; then he shall set the woman before the LORD, and the Kohen shall execute on her all this law.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:31 - The man shall be free from iniquity, and that woman shall bear her iniquity."

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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