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1 And the Lord said to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 Give orders to the children of Israel to put outside the tent-circle every leper, and anyone who has any sort of flow from his body, and anyone who is unclean from the touch of the dead; 2 "Command the Israelites to send away from the camp anyone who has an infectious skin disease or a discharge of any kind, or who is ceremonially unclean because of a dead body.
3 Male or female they are to be put outside the tent-circle, so that they may not make unclean my resting-place among them. 3 Send away male and female alike; send them outside the camp so they will not defile their camp, where I dwell among them."
4 So the children of Israel did as the Lord had said to Moses, and put them outside the tent-circle. 4 The Israelites did this; they sent them outside the camp. They did just as the LORD had instructed Moses.
5 And the Lord said to Moses, 5 The LORD said to Moses,
6 Say to the children of Israel, If a man or a woman does any of the sins of men, going against the word of the Lord, and is in the wrong; 6 "Say to the Israelites: 'When a man or woman wrongs another in any way and so is unfaithful to the LORD, that person is guilty
7 Let them say openly what they have done; and make payment for the wrong done, with the addition of a fifth part, and give it to him to whom the wrong was done. 7 and must confess the sin he has committed. He must make full restitution for his wrong, add one fifth to it and give it all to the person he has wronged.
8 But if the man has no relation to whom the payment may be made, then the payment for sin made to the Lord will be the priest's, in addition to the sheep offered to take away his sin. 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 him.
9 And every offering lifted up of all the holy things which the children of Israel give to the priest, will be his. 9 All the sacred contributions the Israelites bring to a priest will belong to him.
10 And every man's holy things will be his: whatever a man gives to the priest will be his. 10 Each man's sacred gifts are his own, but what he gives to the priest will belong to the priest.' "
11 And the Lord said to Moses, 11 Then the LORD said to Moses,
12 Say to the children of Israel, If any man's wife does wrong, sinning against him 12 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'If a man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him
13 By taking as her lover another man, and keeps it secret so that her husband has no knowledge of it, and there is no witness against her, and she is not taken in the act; 13 by sleeping with another man, 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),
14 If the spirit of doubt comes into her husband's heart, and he has doubts of his wife, with good cause; or if he has doubts of her without cause: 14 and if feelings of jealousy 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--
15 Then let him take her to the priest, offering for her the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal, without oil or perfume; for it is a meal offering of a bitter spirit, a meal offering keeping wrongdoing in mind. 15 then he is to take his wife to the priest. He must also take an offering of a tenth of an ephah of barley flour on her behalf. He must not pour oil on it or put incense on it, because it is a grain offering for jealousy, a reminder offering to draw attention to guilt.
16 And the priest will make her come near and put her before the Lord; 16 " 'The priest shall bring her and have her stand before the LORD.
17 And the priest will take holy water in a pot and put in it dust from the floor of the House; 17 Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water.
18 And he will make the woman come before the Lord with her hair loose, and will put the meal offering, the offering of a bitter spirit, in her hands; and the priest will take in his hand the bitter water causing the curse; 18 After the priest has had the woman stand before the LORD, he shall loosen her hair and place in her hands the reminder offering, the grain offering for jealousy, while he himself holds the bitter water that brings a curse.
19 And he will make her take an oath, and say to her, If no man has been your lover and you have not been with another in place of your husband, you are free from this bitter water causing the curse; 19 Then the priest shall put the woman under oath and say to her, "If no other man has slept with you and you have not gone astray and become impure while married to your husband, may this bitter water that brings a curse not harm you.
20 But if you have been with another in place of your husband and have made yourself unclean with a lover: 20 But if you have gone astray while married to your husband and you have defiled yourself by sleeping with a man other than your husband"--
21 Then the priest will put the oath of the curse on the woman, and say to her, May the Lord make you a curse and an oath among your people, sending on you wasting of the legs and disease of the stomach; 21 here the priest is to put the woman under this curse of the oath--"may the LORD cause your people to curse and denounce you when he causes your thigh to waste away and your abdomen to swell.
22 And this water of the curse will go into your body, causing disease of your stomach and wasting of your legs: and the woman will say, So be it. 22 May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells and your thigh wastes away. " " 'Then the woman is to say, "Amen. So be it."
23 And the priest will put these curses in a book, washing out the writing with the bitter water; 23 " 'The priest is to write these curses on a scroll and then wash them off into the bitter water.
24 And he will give to the woman the bitter water for drink; and the bitter water causing the curse will go into her. 24 He shall have the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and this water will enter her and cause bitter suffering.
25 And the priest will take from her hand the meal offering of doubt, waving it before the Lord, and will take it to the altar; 25 The priest is to take from her hands the grain offering for jealousy, wave it before the LORD and bring it to the altar.
26 And he will take some of it in his hand, burning it on the altar as a sign, and then he will give the woman the bitter water. 26 The priest is then to take a handful of the grain offering as a memorial offering and burn it on the altar; after that, he is to have the woman drink the water.
27 And it will be that if the woman has become unclean, sinning against her husband, when she has taken the bitter water it will go into her body, causing disease of the stomach and wasting of the legs, and she will be a curse among her people. 27 If she has defiled herself and been unfaithful to her husband, then when she is made to drink the water that brings a curse, it will go into her and cause bitter suffering; her abdomen will swell and her thigh waste away, and she will become accursed among her people.
28 But if she is clean she will be free and will have offspring. 28 If, however, the woman has not defiled herself and is free from impurity, she will be cleared of guilt and will be able to have children.
29 This is the law for testing a wife who goes with another in place of her husband and becomes unclean; 29 " 'This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and defiles herself while married to her husband,
30 Or for a husband who, in a bitter spirit, has doubts in his heart about his wife; let him take her to the priest, who will put in force this law. 30 or when feelings of jealousy come over a man because he suspects his wife. The priest is to have her stand before the LORD and is to apply this entire law to her.
31 Then the man will be free from all wrong, and the woman's sin will be on her. 31 The husband will be innocent of any wrongdoing, but the woman will bear the consequences of her sin.' "