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1 The Lord said to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Command the Isra- elites to send away from camp anyone with a harmful skin disease. Send away anyone who gives off body fluid or who has become unclean by 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 both men and women outside the camp so that they won't spread the disease there, where I am living among 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 So Israel obeyed the Lord's command and sent those people outside the camp. They did just as the Lord had told Moses. 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: 'When a man or woman does something wrong to another person, that is really sinning against the Lord. That person is 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 and must admit the wrong that has been done. The person must fully pay for the wrong that has been done, adding one-fifth to it, and giving 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 if that person is dead and does not have any close relatives to receive the payment, the one who did wrong owes the Lord and must pay the priest. In addition, the priest must sacrifice a male sheep to remove the wrong so that the person will belong to 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 When an Israelite brings a holy gift, it should be given to the priest. 9 All the sacred contributions the Israelites bring to a priest will belong to him.
10 No one has to give these holy gifts, but if someone does give them, they 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 Then the Lord said to Moses, 11 Then the LORD said to Moses,
12 "Tell the Israelites: 'A man's wife might be 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 have sexual relations with another man. Her sin might be kept hidden from her husband so that he does not know about the wrong she did. Perhaps no one saw it, and she wasn'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 But if her husband has feelings of jealousy and suspects she has sinned -- whether she has 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 should take her to the priest. The husband must also take an offering for her of two quarts of barley flour. He must not pour oil or incense on it, because this is a grain offering for jealousy, an offering of remembrance. It is to find out if she is guilty. 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 in the woman and make her stand before the Lord. 16 " 'The priest shall bring her and have her stand before the LORD.
17 He will take some holy water in a clay jar, and he will put some dirt from the floor of the Holy 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 make the woman stand before the Lord, and he will loosen her hair. He will hand her the offering of remembrance, the grain offering for jealousy; he will hold the bitter water that brings 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 The priest will make her take an oath and ask her, "Has another man had sexual relations with you? Have you been unfaithful to your husband? If you haven't, this bitter water that brings a curse won't hurt 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 But if you have been unfaithful to your husband and have had sexual relations with a man besides him" -- 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 the priest will then put on her the curse that the oath will bring -- "the Lord will make the people curse and reject you. He will make your stomach get big, and he will make your body unable to give birth to another baby. 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 This water that brings a curse will go inside you and make your body unable to give birth to another baby." "'The woman must say, "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 should write these curses on a scroll, wash the words 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 and make the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse. If she is guilty, the water will make her sick. 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 Then the priest will take the grain offering for jealousy from her. He will present it 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 He will take a handful of the grain, which is a memorial offering, and burn it on the altar. After that 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 to see if she is not pure and if she has sinned against her husband. When it goes into her, if her stomach gets big so that she is not able to have another baby, her people will reject her. 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 has not sinned, she is pure. She is not guilty, and she will be able to have babies. 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 "'So this is the teaching about jealousy. This is what to do when a woman does wrong and is unfaithful while she is married to her husband. 29 " 'This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and defiles herself while married to her husband,
30 It also should be done if the man gets jealous because he suspects his wife. The priest will have her stand before the Lord, and he will do all these things, just as the teaching commands. 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 In this way the husband can be proven correct, and the woman will suffer if she has done wrong.'" 31 The husband will be innocent of any wrongdoing, but the woman will bear the consequences of her sin.' "