New International Version
Send away male and female alike; send them outside the camp so they will not defile their camp, where I dwell among them."
King James Bible
Both male and female shall ye put out, without the camp shall ye put them; that they defile not their camps, in the midst whereof I dwell.
Darby Bible Translation
both male and female shall ye put out; outside the camp shall ye put them, that they defile not their camps, in the midst whereof I dwell.
World English Bible
Both you shall put male and female outside of the camp; that they not defile their camp, in the midst of which I dwell."
Young's Literal Translation
from male unto female ye do send out; unto the outside of the camp ye do send them; and they defile not their camps in the midst of which I do tabernacle.'
Numbers 5:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Put out of the camp every leper - According to the preceding plan, it is sufficiently evident that each camp had a space behind it, and on one side, whither the infected might be removed, and where probably convenient places were erected for the accommodation of the infected; for we cannot suppose that they were driven out into the naked wilderness. But the expulsion mentioned here was founded,
1. On a purely physical reason, viz., the diseases were contagious, and therefore there was a necessity of putting those afflicted by them apart, that the infection might not be communicated.
2. There was also a spiritual reason; the camp was the habitation of God, and nothing impure should be permitted to remain where he dwelt.
3. The camp was an emblem of the Church, where nothing that is defiled should enter, and in which nothing that is unholy should be tolerated. All lepers - all persevering impenitent sinners, should be driven from the sacred pale, nor should any such ever be permitted to enter.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
in the midst
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,
"Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.
Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God.
"The person to be cleansed must wash their clothes, shave off all their hair and bathe with water; then they will be ceremonially clean. After this they may come into the camp, but they must stay outside their tent for seven days.
I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.
The Israelites did so; they sent them outside the camp. They did just as the LORD had instructed Moses.
They came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron and said to them, "You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the LORD is with them. Why then do you set yourselves above the LORD's assembly?"
Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell, for I, the LORD, dwell among the Israelites.'"
Jump to PreviousAlike Camp Camps Defile Dwell Female Male Midst Outside Putting Resting-Place Tabernacle Tent-Circle Unclean Whereof
Jump to NextAlike Camp Camps Defile Dwell Female Male Midst Outside Putting Resting-Place Tabernacle Tent-Circle Unclean Whereof
LinksNumbers 5:3 NIV
Numbers 5:3 NLT
Numbers 5:3 ESV
Numbers 5:3 NASB
Numbers 5:3 KJV
Numbers 5:3 Bible Apps
Numbers 5:3 Biblia Paralela
Numbers 5:3 Chinese Bible
Numbers 5:3 French Bible
Numbers 5:3 German Bible
Numbers 5:3 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.