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1 The LORD spoke to Moses: 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 Command the Israelites to send out from the camp anyone with a skin disease, an oozing discharge, or who has become unclean from contact with a corpse. 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 You must send out both male and female. You must send them outside the camp so that they will not make their camp, where I live among them, unclean. 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 The Israelites did so and sent them outside the camp. The Israelites did just what the LORD said to Moses. 4 The Israelites did this; they sent them outside the camp. They did just as the LORD had instructed Moses.
5 The LORD spoke to Moses: 5 The LORD said to Moses,
6 Tell the Israelites: When a man or a woman commits any sin against anyone else, thus breaking faith with the LORD, that person becomes guilty. 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 Such persons will confess the sin they have done. Each will make payment for his guilt, add one-fifth more, and give it to the injured party. 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 If the person has no close relative to whom the payment can be made, then the compensation payment will go to the LORD for the priest. This is in addition to the ram of reconciliation by which the guilty party himself is reconciled. 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 Any gift offering from all the sacred donations that the Israelites offer will be the property of the priest. 9 All the sacred contributions the Israelites bring to a priest will belong to him.
10 The sacred donations belong to each person alone; whatever anyone 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 The LORD spoke to Moses: 11 Then the LORD said to Moses,
12 Speak to the Israelites and say to them: A man may suspect that his wife has had an affair and has broken faith with him, 12 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'If a man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him
13 that a man has had intercourse with her unknown to her husband and that she has defiled herself in secret—even though there are no witnesses and she isn't caught. 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 jealousy overcomes him and he is jealous of his wife who has defiled herself, or if jealousy overcomes him and he is jealous of his wife who hasn't defiled herself, 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 the man will bring his wife to the priest. He will bring the offering required for her, one-tenth of an ephah of barley flour. He will not pour oil on it, nor offer frankincense with it, because it is a grain offering for jealousy, a grain offering for recognition in order to recognize guilt. 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 The priest will bring her close and make her stand before the LORD 16 " 'The priest shall bring her and have her stand before the LORD.
17 The priest will take holy water in a clay jar, and taking dust from the floor of the dwelling, the priest will place it in the water. 17 Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water.
18 The priest will make the woman stand before the LORD, let the hair of the woman hang down, and place the grain offering for recognition, that is, the grain offering for jealousy, in her hands. The water of bitterness that brings the curse will be in the hands of the priest. 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 Then the priest will make her swear a solemn pledge, saying to the woman, "If no man has slept with you and if you haven't had an affair, becoming defiled while married to your husband, then be immune from the water of bitterness that brings these curses. 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 had an affair while married to your husband, if you have defiled yourself, and a man other than your husband has had intercourse with you"— 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 must make the woman utter the curse and say to the woman, "May the LORD make you a curse and a harmful pledge among your people, when the LORD induces a miscarriage and your womb discharges. 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 may the water that brings these curses enter your stomach and make your womb discharge and make you miscarry." And the woman will say, "I agree, I agree." 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 The priest will write these curses in the scroll and wipe them off into the water of bitterness. 23 " 'The priest is to write these curses on a scroll and then wash them off into the bitter water.
24 Then he will make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings the curse. And the water that brings the curse will enter her, causing bitterness. 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 The priest will take the grain offering for jealousy from the woman's hands, elevate the grain offering before the LORD, and bring 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 The priest will take a handful of the grain offering as a token part of it and turn it into smoke on the altar. And afterward he will make the woman drink the 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 When he has made her drink the water, if she has defiled herself and has broken faith with her husband, then the water that brings the curse will enter her, causing bitterness, and her womb will discharge and she will miscarry. The woman 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 the woman hasn't defiled herself and she is pure, then she will be immune and able to conceive. 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 These are the instructions about jealousy, when a wife has an affair while married to her husband and defiles herself, 29 " 'This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and defiles herself while married to her husband,
30 or when jealousy overcomes a man and he is jealous of his wife. The priest will make the woman stand before the LORD and will follow all these instructions concerning her. 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 The man will be free from guilt, but the woman will bear her guilt. 31 The husband will be innocent of any wrongdoing, but the woman will bear the consequences of her sin.' "