Numbers 5:1

1 The LORD gave these instructions to Moses:

Numbers 5:1 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 5:1

And the Lord spake unto Moses
Jarchi says, what follows was said on the day the tabernacle was erected, but it seems rather to have been delivered after the several camps were formed, and the people numbered, when those that were unclean were ordered to be cast out of them:

saying;
as follows.

Numbers 5:1 In-Context

1 The LORD gave these instructions to Moses:
2 “Command the people of Israel to remove from the camp anyone who has a skin disease or a discharge, or who has become ceremonially unclean by touching a dead person.
3 This command applies to men and women alike. Remove them so they will not defile the camp in which I live among them.”
4 So the Israelites did as the LORD had commanded Moses and removed such people from the camp.
5 Then the LORD said to Moses,