Numbers 5:17
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New International Version
Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water.

New Living Translation
He must take some holy water in a clay jar and pour into it dust he has taken from the Tabernacle floor.

English Standard Version
And the priest shall take holy water in an earthenware vessel and take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the water.

New American Standard Bible
and the priest shall take holy water in an earthenware vessel; and he shall take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the water.

King James Bible
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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the priest is to take holy water in a clay bowl, and take some of the dust from the tabernacle floor and put it in the water.

International Standard Version
The priest is to put some holy water into an earthen vessel, take some dust from the floor of the tent, and put it into the water.

NET Bible
The priest will then take holy water in a pottery jar, and take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle, and put it into the water.

New Heart English Bible
and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water.

New American Standard 1977
and the priest shall take holy water in an earthenware vessel; and he shall take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the water.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then 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.

King James 2000 Bible
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:

American King James Version
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:

American Standard Version
and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall take holy water in an earthen vessel, and he shall cast a little earth of the pavement of the tabernacle into it.

Darby Bible Translation
And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and the priest shall take of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle, and put it into the water.

English Revised Version
and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water:

Webster's Bible Translation
And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water:

World English Bible
and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water.

Young's Literal Translation
and the priest hath taken holy water in an earthen vessel, and of the dust which is on the floor of the tabernacle doth the priest take, and hath put it into the water,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:11-31 This law would make the women of Israel watch against giving cause for suspicion. On the other hand, it would hinder the cruel treatment such suspicions might occasion. It would also hinder the guilty from escaping, and the innocent from coming under just suspicion. When no proof could be brought, the wife was called on to make this solemn appeal to a heart-searching God. No woman, if she were guilty, could say Amen to the adjuration, and drink the water after it, unless she disbelieved the truth of God, or defied his justice. The water is called the bitter water, because it caused the curse. Thus sin is called an evil and a bitter thing. Let all that meddle with forbidden pleasures, know that they will be bitterness in the latter end. From the whole learn, 1. Secret sins are known to God, and sometimes are strangely brought to light in this life; and that there is a day coming when God will, by Christ, judge the secrets of men according to the gospel, Ro 2:16. 2 In particular, Whoremongers and adulterers God will surely judge. Though we have not now the waters of jealousy, yet we have God's word, which ought to be as great a terror. Sensual lusts will end in bitterness. 3. God will manifest the innocency of the innocent. The same providence is for good to some, and for hurt to others. And it will answer the purposes which God intends.
Study Bible
The Adultery Test
16'Then the priest shall bring her near and have her stand before the LORD, 17and the priest shall take holy water in an earthenware vessel; and he shall take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the water. 18The priest shall then have the woman stand before the LORD and let the hair of the woman's head go loose, and place the grain offering of memorial in her hands, which is the grain offering of jealousy, and in the hand of the priest is to be the water of bitterness that brings a curse.…
Cross References
Numbers 5:16
'Then the priest shall bring her near and have her stand before the LORD,

Numbers 5:18
The priest shall then have the woman stand before the LORD and let the hair of the woman's head go loose, and place the grain offering of memorial in her hands, which is the grain offering of jealousy, and in the hand of the priest is to be the water of bitterness that brings a curse.
Treasury of Scripture

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:

holy water. That is, water from the layer; called holy, because separated from common to sacred uses. This is the most ancient account of the trial by ordeal, which obtained so generally among various nations; and it was calculated to fortify the minds of the Israelitish women in the hour of temptation and to render them watchful against all occasions of exciting suspicion in the breasts of their husbands.

Numbers 19:2-9 This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying, …

Exodus 30:18 You shall also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, …

of the dust

Job 2:12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they …

Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake you shall be ashamed, …

Lamentations 3:29 He puts his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.

John 8:6,8 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. …

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