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1 The LORD said to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Command the Israelites to send outside the camp anyone who has a serious skin disease or a discharge or anyone who is unclean from touching a dead body. 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 of these unclean men and women outside the camp. They must not make this camp where I live among you 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 So the Israelites did as the LORD had told Moses. They sent these unclean people outside 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 said to Moses, 5 The LORD said to Moses,
6 "Tell the Israelites: If you do something wrong to another person, you have been unfaithful to the LORD. When you realize your guilt, 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, pay in full for what you did wrong, add one-fifth to it, and give it to the person who was 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 there may be no heir to whom the payment can be made. In that case, the payment for what you did wrong must be given to the LORD for the priest [to use]. This payment is in addition to the ram which makes peace with the LORD. 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 contribution over and above the holy offerings that the Israelites bring to the priest will belong to the priest. 9 All the sacred contributions the Israelites bring to a priest will belong to him.
10 Each person's holy offerings will belong to that person, but whatever is given to the priest will belong to the priest." 10 Each man's sacred gifts are his own, but what he gives to the priest will belong to the priest.' "
11 The LORD said to Moses: 11 Then the LORD said to Moses,
12 "Speak to the Israelites and tell them: A man's wife may have been unfaithful to him 12 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'If a man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him
13 and may have had sexual intercourse with another man without her husband's knowledge. She may have kept it secret if there were no witnesses to accuse her and she wasn't caught 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 "A husband may have a fit of jealousy and suspect his wife, whether she was actually unfaithful or not. 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 must then take his wife to the priest along with eight cups of barley flour as an offering for her. He must not pour olive oil on the flour or put frankincense on it, since it is a grain offering brought because of the husband's jealousy, an offering used for a confession--to remind someone of a sin that was committed. 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 have the woman come forward and stand in the LORD's presence. 16 " 'The priest shall bring her and have her stand before the LORD.
17 Then the priest will take holy water in a piece of pottery and put some dust from the floor of the tent into 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 bring the woman into the LORD's presence and loosen her hair. In her hands he will put the offering used for a confession (that is, the grain offering brought because of the husband's jealousy). The priest will hold in his hands the bitter water that can bring a 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 "Then the priest will say to her, 'If no other man has had sexual intercourse with you and you haven't been unfaithful to your husband, you're not guilty. This bitter water that can bring a curse will not harm you. 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 If, in fact, you have been unfaithful and have had sexual intercourse 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 may the LORD make you an example for your people to see what happens when the curse of this oath comes true: The LORD will make your uterus drop and your stomach swell.' "Then the priest will administer the oath and the curse by saying: 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 'May this water that can bring a curse go into your body and make your stomach swell and your uterus drop!' "Then the woman will say, '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 "The priest will write these curses on a scroll and wash them off into the bitter water. 23 " 'The priest is to write these curses on a scroll and then wash them off into the bitter water.
24 Then he will have the woman drink the bitter water that can bring the curse. This water will go into her [and] become bitter. 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 she was holding, present it to 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 memorial portion and burn it on the altar. Then he will have 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 If she has become unclean by being unfaithful to her husband, the water that can bring the curse will go into her and become bitter. Her stomach will swell, her uterus will drop, and she will become cursed 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 is not unclean and is pure, she is not guilty and will be able to have 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 "These are the instructions for how to deal with jealousy. They tell you what to do when a woman is unfaithful to 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 They also tell you what to do when a husband has a fit of jealousy and is suspicious of his wife. He will make his wife stand in the LORD's presence, and the priest will do everything these instructions tell him to do. 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 isn't guilty of doing anything wrong, but the woman will suffer the consequences of her sin." 31 The husband will be innocent of any wrongdoing, but the woman will bear the consequences of her sin.' "