The Jealousy Offering - Numbers 5

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 

Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the  camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and  whosoever is defiled by the dead: Numbers 5:1-2   

Numbers 5:3 Both male and  female shall ye put out, without the camp shall ye put them;  that they defile not their camps, in the midst whereof I  dwell. 

Numbers 5:4 And the children of Israel did so, and put them  out without the camp: as the LORD spake unto Moses, so  did the children of Israel.  

Numbers 5:5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 

Numbers 5:6 Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman  shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass  against the LORD, and that person be guilty; 

Numbers 5:7 Then  they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he  shall recompense his trespass with the principal thereof, and  add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him  against whom he hath trespassed. 

Numbers 5:8 But if the man have  no kinsman to recompense the trespass unto, let the trespass  be recompensed unto the LORD, even to the priest; beside  the ram of the atonement, whereby an atonement shall be  made for him. 

Numbers 5:9 And every offering of all the holy  things of the children of Israel, which they bring unto the  priest, shall be his. 

Numbers 5:10 And every man’s hallowed things shall be his: whatsoever any man giveth the priest, it shall be his.   

Numbers 5:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 

Numbers 5:12 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any  man’s wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,  

Numbers 5:13 And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from  the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be  defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be  taken with the manner; 

Numbers 5:14 And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be  defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he  be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled: 

Numbers 5:15 Then  shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall  bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of  barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put  frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an  offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.  

Numbers 5:16 And the priest shall bring her near, and set her  before the LORD: 

Numbers 5:17 And the priest shall take holy  water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor  of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the  water: 

Numbers 5:18 And the priest shall set the woman before the  LORD, and uncover the woman’s head, and put the offering  of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering:  and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that  causeth the curse: 

Numbers 5:19 And the priest shall charge her by  an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with  thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness with  another instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter  water that causeth the curse: 

Numbers 5:20 But if thou hast gone  aside to another instead of thy husband, and if thou be  defiled, and some man have lain with thee beside thine  husband: 

Numbers 5:21 Then the priest shall charge the woman  with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the  woman, The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among  thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and  thy belly to swell; 

Numbers 5:22 And this water that causeth the  curse shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell,  and thy thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen,  amen. 

Numbers 5:23 And the priest shall write these curses in a  book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:  

Numbers 5:24 And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter  water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the  curse shall enter into her, and become bitter. 

Numbers 5:25 Then  the priest shall take the jealousy offering out of the  woman’s hand, and shall wave the offering before the  LORD, and offer it upon the altar: 

Numbers 5:26 And the priest  shall take an handful of the offering, even the memorial  thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and afterward shall  cause the woman to drink the water. 

Numbers 5:27 And when he  hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass,  that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her  husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter  into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and  her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among  her people. 

Numbers 5:28 And if the woman be not defiled, but be  clean; then she shall be 
free, and shall conceive seed.   

Numbers 5:29 This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth  aside to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;  

Numbers 5:30 Or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him, and  he be jealous over his wife, and shall set the woman before  the LORD, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law.  

Numbers 5:31 Then shall the man be guiltless from iniquity, and  this woman shall bear her iniquity. 

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