Numbers 5:6-16 NIV

6 "Say to the Israelites: 'When a man or woman wrongs another in any waya and so is unfaithful1 to the LORD, that person is guilty2

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    • b 5:6 - Or "woman commits any wrong common to mankind"
      7 and must confess3 the sin he has committed. He must make full restitution4 for his wrong, add one fifth to it and give it all to the person he has 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 ram5 with which atonement is made for him.6

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      9 All the sacred contributions the Israelites bring to a priest will belong to him.7

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      10 Each man's sacred gifts are his own, but what he gives to the priest will belong to the priest.8' "

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      The Test for an Unfaithful Wife

      11 Then the LORD said to Moses,

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          12 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'If a man's wife goes astray9 and is unfaithful to him

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              13 by sleeping with another man,10 and this is hidden from her husband and her impurity is undetected (since there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act),

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              14 and if feelings of jealousy11 come over her husband and he suspects his wife and she is impure--or if he is jealous and suspects her even though she is not impure--

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              15 then he is to take his wife to the priest. He must also take an offering of a tenth of an ephahb12 of barley flour13 on her behalf. He must not pour oil on it or put incense on it, because it is a grain offering for jealousy,14 a reminder15 offering to draw attention to guilt.

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                • c 5:15 - That is, probably about 2 quarts (about 2 liters)
                  16 " 'The priest shall bring her and have her stand before the LORD.