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1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 Command the children of Israel, that they cast out of the camp every leper, and whosoever hath an issue of seed, or is defiled by 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 Whether it be man or woman, cast ye them out of the camp, lest they defile it when I shall dwell with you, 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 And the children of Israel did so, and they cast them forth without the camp, as the Lord had spoken to Moses. 4 The Israelites did this; they sent them outside the camp. They did just as the LORD had instructed Moses.
5 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 5 The LORD said to Moses,
6 Say to the children of Israel: When a man or woman shall have committed any of all the sins that men are wont to commit, and by negligence shall have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and offended, 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 They shall confess their sin, and restore the principal itself, and the fifth part over and above, to him against whom they have sinned. 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 there be no one to receive it, they shall give it to the Lord, and it shall be the priest’s, besides the ram that is offered for expiation, to be an atoning sacrifice. 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 All the firstfruits also, which the children of Israel offer, belong to the priest: 9 All the sacred contributions the Israelites bring to a priest will belong to him.
10 And whatsoever is offered into the sanctuary by every one, and is delivered into the hands of the priest, it shall 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 spoke to Moses, saying: 11 Then the LORD said to Moses,
12 Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: The man whose wife shall have gone astray, and contemning her husband, 12 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'If a man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him
13 Shall have slept with another man, and her husband cannot discover it, but the adultery is secret, and cannot be proved by witnesses, because she was not found in the adultery: 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 jealousy stir up the husband against his wife, who either is defiled, or is charged with false suspicion, 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 He shall bring her to the priest, and shall offer an oblation for her, the tenth part of a measure of barley meal: he shall not pour oil thereon, nor put frankincense upon it: because it is a sacrifice of jealousy, and an oblation searching out adultery. 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 therefore shall offer it, and set it before the Lord. 16 " 'The priest shall bring her and have her stand before the LORD.
17 And he shall take holy water in an earthen vessel, and he shall cast a little earth of the pavement of the tabernacle into it. 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 when the woman shall stand before the Lord, he shall uncover her head, and shall put on her hands the sacrifice of remembrance, and the oblation of jealousy: and he himself shall hold the most bitter waters, whereon he hath heaped curses with execration. 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 shall adjure her, and shall say: If another man hath not slept with thee, and if thou be not defiled by forsaking thy husband’s bed, these most bitter waters, on which I have heaped curses, shall not hurt thee. 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 thou hast gone aside from thy husband, and art defiled, and hast lain with another man: 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 These curses shall light upon thee: The Lord make thee a curse, and an example for all among his people: may he make thy thigh to rot, and may thy belly swell and burst asunder. 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 Let the cursed waters enter into thy belly, and may thy womb swell and thy thigh rot. And the woman shall answer, Amen, amen. 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 shall write these curses in a book, and shall wash them out with the most bitter waters, upon which he hath heaped the curses, 23 " 'The priest is to write these curses on a scroll and then wash them off into the bitter water.
24 And he shall give them her to drink. And when she hath drunk them up, 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 shall take from her hand the sacrifice of jealousy, and shall elevate it before the Lord, and shall put it upon the altar: yet so as first, 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 To take a handful of the sacrifice of that which is offered, and burn it upon the altar: and so give the most bitter waters to the woman to drink. 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 when she hath drunk them, if she be defiled, and having despised her husband be guilty of adultery, the malediction shall go through her, and her belly swelling, her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse, and an example to all the 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 be not defiled, she shall not be hurt, and shall bear children. 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 of jealousy. If a woman hath gone aside from her husband, and be defiled, 29 " 'This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and defiles herself while married to her husband,
30 And the husband stirred up by the spirit of jealousy bring her before the Lord, and the priest do to her according to all things that are here written: 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 husband shall be blameless, and she shall bear her iniquity. 31 The husband will be innocent of any wrongdoing, but the woman will bear the consequences of her sin.' "