The Purity of the Camp

1 The LORD said to Moses,

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      2 “Command the Israelites to send away from the camp anyone who has a defiling skin diseasea or a discharge of any kind, or who is ceremonially unclean because of a dead body.

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        • g 5:2 - The Hebrew word for "defiling skin disease" , traditionally translated “leprosy,” was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
          3 Send away male and female alike; send them outside the camp so they will not defile their camp, where I dwell among them.”

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          4 The Israelites did so; they sent them outside the camp. They did just as the LORD had instructed Moses.

          Restitution for Wrongs

          5 The LORD said to Moses,

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              6 “Say to the Israelites: ‘Any man or woman who wrongs another in any wayb and so is unfaithful to the LORD is guilty

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                • h 5:6 - Or "woman who commits any wrong common to mankind"
                  7 and must confess the sin they have committed. They must make full restitution for the wrong they have done, add a fifth of the value to it and give it all to the person they have wronged.

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                  8 But if that person has no close relative to whom restitution can be made for the wrong, the restitution belongs to the LORD and must be given to the priest, along with the ram with which atonement is made for the wrongdoer.

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                  9 All the sacred contributions the Israelites bring to a priest will belong to him.

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                  10 Sacred things belong to their owners, but what they give to the priest will belong to the priest.’ ”

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                  The Test for an Unfaithful Wife

                  11 Then the LORD said to Moses,

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