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 a midst whereof I dwell.
(a) There were three types of tents: of the Lord,
of the Levites, and of the Israelites.
unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin b
that men commit, to do a trespass against the LORD, and that person be guilty;
(b) Commit any fault willingly.
5:8 But if the c
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.
(c) If he is dead to whom the wrong is done and
also has no relatives.
5:9 And every offering of all the d
holy things of the children of Israel, which they bring unto the priest, shall
(d) Or, things offered to the Lord, as first
unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife e
go aside, and commit a trespass against him,
(e) By breaking the band of marriage, and playing
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 f
oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it [is] an offering of jealousy,
an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to g
(f) Only in the sin offering, and so this
offering of jealousy were neither oil nor incense offered.
(g) Or, making the sin known, and not purging it.
5:17 And the priest shall take h
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:
(h) Which also is called the water of
purification of sprinkling, read (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 i
(i) It was so called by the effect, because it
declared the woman to be accursed, and turned to her destruction.
the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall
say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a k
curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot,
and thy belly to swell;
(k) Both because she had committed so heinous a
fault, and forswore herself in denying the same.
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, l Amen, amen.
(l) That is, may it be as you wished, as in (Psalms
5:23 And the priest shall write these curses in a
book, and he shall m blot [them] out
with the bitter water:
(m) Shall wash the curses, which are written,
into the water in the vessel.
the priest shall take an handful of the offering, [even] the memorial thereof,
and burn [it] upon the n altar, and
afterward shall cause the woman to drink the water.
(n) Where the incense was offered.
Then shall the man be o guiltless from
iniquity, and this woman shall bear her iniquity.
(o) The man might accuse his wife on suspicion
and not be reproved.