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1 The Lord said to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Command the people of Israel to expel from the camp everyone with a dreaded skin disease or a bodily discharge and everyone who is unclean by 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 Send all these ritually unclean people out, so that they will not defile the camp, where I live among my people." 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 obeyed and expelled them all from the camp. 4 The Israelites did this; they sent them outside the camp. They did just as the LORD had instructed Moses.
5 The Lord gave Moses 5 The LORD said to Moses,
6 the following instructions for the people of Israel. When any of you are unfaithful to the Lord and commit a wrong against someone, 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 you must confess your sin and make full repayment, plus an additional 20 percent, to the person you have wronged. 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 that person has died and has no near relative to whom payment can be made, it shall be given to the Lord for the priest. This payment is in addition to the ram used to perform the ritual of purification for the guilty person. 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 Also every special contribution which the Israelites offer to the Lord belongs to the priest to whom they present it. 9 All the sacred contributions the Israelites bring to a priest will belong to him.
10 Each priest shall keep the offerings presented to him. 10 Each man's sacred gifts are his own, but what he gives to the priest will belong to the priest.' "
11 The Lord commanded Moses 11 Then the LORD said to Moses,
12 to give the Israelites the following instructions. It may happen that a man becomes suspicious that his wife is unfaithful to him and has defiled herself by having intercourse with another man. But the husband may not be certain, for his wife may have kept it secret - there was no witness, and she was not caught in the act. Or it may happen that a husband becomes suspicious of his wife, even though she has not been unfaithful. 12 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'If a man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him
15 In either case the man shall take his wife to the priest. He shall also take the required offering of two pounds of barley flour, but he shall not pour any olive oil on it or put any incense on it, because it is an offering from a suspicious husband, made to bring the truth to light. 15 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),
16 The priest shall bring the woman forward and have her stand in front of the altar. 16 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--
17 He shall pour some holy water into a clay bowl and take some of the earth that is on the floor of the Tent of the Lord's presence and put it in the water to make it bitter. 17 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.
18 Then he shall loosen the woman's hair and put the offering of flour in her hands. In his hands the priest shall hold the bowl containing the bitter water that brings a curse. 18 " 'The priest shall bring her and have her stand before the LORD.
19 Then the priest shall make the woman agree to this oath spoken by the priest: "If you have not committed adultery, you will not be harmed by the curse that this water brings. 19 Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water.
20 But if you have committed adultery, 20 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.
21 may the Lord make your name a curse among your people. May he cause your genital organs to shrink and your stomach to swell up. 21 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.
22 May this water enter your stomach and cause it to swell up and your genital organs to shrink." The woman shall respond, "I agree; may the Lord do so." 22 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"--
23 Then the priest shall write this curse down and wash the writing off into the bowl of bitter water. 23 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.
24 Before he makes the woman drink the water, which may then cause her bitter pain, 24 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."
25 the priest shall take the offering of flour out of the woman's hands, hold it out in dedication to the Lord, and present it on the altar. 25 " 'The priest is to write these curses on a scroll and then wash them off into the bitter water.
26 Then he shall take a handful of it as a token offering and burn it on the altar. Finally, he shall make the woman drink the water. 26 He shall have the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and this water will enter her and cause bitter suffering.
27 If she has committed adultery, the water will cause bitter pain; her stomach will swell up and her genital organs will shrink. Her name will become a curse among her people. 27 The priest is to take from her hands the grain offering for jealousy, wave it before the LORD and bring it to the altar.
28 But if she is innocent, she will not be harmed and will be able to bear children. 28 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.
29 This is the law in cases where a man is jealous and becomes suspicious that his wife has committed adultery. The woman shall be made to stand in front of the altar, and the priest shall perform this ritual. 29 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.
31 The husband shall be free of guilt, but the woman, if guilty, must suffer the consequences. 31 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 29 " 'This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and defiles herself while married to her husband,
30 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 31 The husband will be innocent of any wrongdoing, but the woman will bear the consequences of her sin.' "