Numbers 5:29
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New International Version
"'This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and makes herself impure while married to her husband,

New Living Translation
"This is the ritual law for dealing with suspicion. If a woman goes astray and defiles herself while under her husband's authority,

English Standard Version
“This is the law in cases of jealousy, when a wife, though under her husband’s authority, goes astray and defiles herself,

New American Standard Bible
This is the law of jealousy: when a wife, being under the authority of her husband, goes astray and defiles herself,

King James Bible
This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is the law regarding jealousy when a wife goes astray and defiles herself while under her husband's authority,

International Standard Version
This is the law in cases of jealousy when a woman defiles herself while under her husband's authority:

NET Bible
"'This is the law for cases of jealousy, when a wife, while under her husband's authority, goes astray and defiles herself,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"These are the instructions for how to deal with jealousy. They tell you what to do when a woman is unfaithful to her husband and becomes unclean.

JPS Tanakh 1917
This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goeth aside, and is defiled;

New American Standard 1977
‘This is the law of jealousy: when a wife, being under the authority of her husband, goes astray and defiles herself,

Jubilee Bible 2000
This is the law of jealousies when a woman goes astray, being under the power of her husband, and is defiled;

King James 2000 Bible
This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goes aside to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;

American King James Version
This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goes aside to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;

American Standard Version
This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goeth aside, and is defiled;

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is the law of jealousy. If a woman hath gone aside from her husband, and be defiled,

Darby Bible Translation
This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth astray to another instead of her husband and is defiled,

English Revised Version
This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goeth aside, and is defiled;

Webster's Bible Translation
This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth astray to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;

World English Bible
"'This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goes astray, and is defiled;

Young's Literal Translation
This is the law of jealousies, when a wife turneth aside under her husband, and hath been defiled,
Study Bible
The Adultery Test
28'But if the woman has not defiled herself and is clean, she will then be free and conceive children. 29This is the law of jealousy: when a wife, being under the authority of her husband, goes astray and defiles herself, 30or when a spirit of jealousy comes over a man and he is jealous of his wife, he shall then make the woman stand before the LORD, and the priest shall apply all this law to her.…
Word Study

This is the law
towrah  (to-raw')
a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch -- law.

of jealousies
qin'ah  (kin-aw')
jealousy or envy -- envy(-ied), jealousy, sake, zeal.

when a wife
'ishshah  (ish-shaw')
irregular plural, nashiym {naw-sheem'}; a woman

goeth aside
satah  (saw-taw')
to deviate from duty -- decline, go aside, turn.

to another instead of her husband
'iysh  (eesh)
a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation)

and is defiled
tame'  (taw-may')
to be foul, especially in a ceremial or moral sense (contaminated) -- defile (self), pollute (self), be (make, make self, pronounce) unclean, utterly.

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.
Cross References
Numbers 5:12
"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'If any man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him,

Numbers 5:28
'But if the woman has not defiled herself and is clean, she will then be free and conceive children.

Numbers 5:30
or when a spirit of jealousy comes over a man and he is jealous of his wife, he shall then make the woman stand before the LORD, and the priest shall apply all this law to her.
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