Numbers 5:29
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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,

King James Bible
This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth 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,

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;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After the woman's Amen, the priest was to write "these curses," those contained in the oath, in a book-roll, and wash them in the bitter water, i.e., wash the writing in the vessel with water, so that the words of the curse should pass into the water, and be imparted to it; a symbolical act, to set forth the truth, that God imparted to the water the power to act injuriously upon a guilty body, though it would do no harm to an innocent one. The remark in Numbers 5:24, the priest was to give her this water to drink is anticipatory; for according to Numbers 5:26 this did not take place till after the presentation of the sacrifice and the burning of the memorial of it upon the altar. The woman's offering, however, was not presented to God till after the oath of purification, because it was by the oath that she first of all purified herself from the suspicion of adultery, so that the fruit of her conduct could be given up to the fire of the holiness of God. As a known adulteress, she could not have offered a meat-offering at all. But as the suspicion which rested upon her was not entirely removed by her oath, since she might have taken a false oath, the priest was to give her the curse-water to drink after the offering, that her guilt or innocence might be brought to light in the effects produced by the drink. This is given in Numbers 5:27 as the design of the course prescribed: "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, the water that causeth the curse shall come (enter) into her as bitterness (i.e., producing bitter sufferings), namely, her belly shall swell and her hip vanish: and so the woman shall become a curse in the midst of her people."

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the law

Leviticus 7:11 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer to the LORD.

Leviticus 11:46 This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moves in the waters...

Leviticus 13:59 This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woolen or linen, either in the warp, or woof, or any thing of skins...

Leviticus 14:54-57 This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and scale...

Leviticus 15:32,33 This is the law of him that has an issue, and of him whose seed goes from him, and is defiled therewith...

when a wife goeth

Numbers 5:12,15,19 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him...

Isaiah 5:7,8 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment...

Cross References
Numbers 5:12
"Speak to the people of Israel, If any man's wife goes astray and breaks faith with him,

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

Numbers 5:30
or when the spirit of jealousy comes over a man and he is jealous of his wife. Then he shall set the woman before the LORD, and the priest shall carry out for her all this law.

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