New International Version
"'This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and makes herself impure while married to her husband,
King James Bible
This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;
Darby 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This is the law of jealousies - And this is the most singular law in the whole Pentateuch: a law that seems to have been copied by almost all the nations of the earth, whether civilized or barbarian, as we find that similar modes of trial for suspected offenses were used when complete evidence was wanting to convict; and where it was expected that the object of their worship would interfere for the sake of justice, in order that the guilty should be brought to punishment, and the innocent be cleared. For general information on this head see at the end of this chapter. (See Numbers 5:31 (note)).
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LibraryMeditations against Despair, or Doubting of God's Mercy.
It is found by continual experience, that near the time of death, when the children of God are weakest, then Satan makes the greatest nourish of his strength, and assails them with his strongest temptations. For he knows that either he must now or never prevail; for if their souls once go to heaven, he shall never vex nor trouble them any more. And therefore he will now bestir himself as much as he can, and labour to set before their eyes all the gross sins which ever they committed, and the judgments …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
The Work of Jesus Christ as an Advocate,
"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'If a man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him
If, however, the woman has not made herself impure, but is clean, she will be cleared of guilt and will be able to have children.
or when feelings of jealousy come over a man because he suspects his wife. The priest is to have her stand before the LORD and is to apply this entire law to her.
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