Numbers 5:12
New International Version
"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'If a man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him

New Living Translation
“Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. “Suppose a man’s wife goes astray, and she is unfaithful to her husband

English Standard Version
“Speak to the people of Israel, If any man’s wife goes astray and breaks faith with him,

Berean Study Bible
“Speak to the Israelites and tell them that if any man’s wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him

New American Standard Bible
"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'If any man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him,

King James Bible
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,

Christian Standard Bible
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them: If any man's wife goes astray, is unfaithful to him,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Speak to the Israelites and tell them: If any man's wife goes astray, is unfaithful to him,

International Standard Version
"Instruct the Israelis what to do if a man's wife turns astray so that she unfaithfully acts against him,

NET Bible
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'If any man's wife goes astray and behaves unfaithfully toward him,

New Heart English Bible
"Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them: If any man's wife goes astray, and is unfaithful to him,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them: A man's wife may have been unfaithful to him

JPS Tanakh 1917
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: If any man's wife go aside, and act unfaithfully against him,

New American Standard 1977
“Speak to the sons of Israel, and say to them, ‘If any man’s wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Speak unto the sons of Israel and say unto them, If any man's wife goes astray and betrays him,

King James 2000 Bible
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,

American King James Version
Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,

American Standard Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them, Whosesoever wife shall transgress against him, and slight and despise him,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: The man whose wife shall have gone astray, and contemning her husband,

Darby Bible Translation
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go astray, and commit unfaithfulness against him,

English Revised Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, If any man's wife shall go astray, and commit a trespass against him,

World English Bible
"Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them: 'If any man's wife goes astray, and is unfaithful to him,

Young's Literal Translation
'Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, When any man's wife turneth aside, and hath committed against him a trespass,
Study Bible
The Adultery Test
11Then the LORD said to Moses, 12“Speak to the Israelites and tell them that if any man’s wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him 13by sleeping with another man, and it is concealed from her husband and her impurity is undetected (since there is no witness against her and she was not caught in the act),…
Cross References
Numbers 5:11
Then the LORD said to Moses,

Numbers 5:19
And he is to put the woman under oath and say to her, 'If no other man has slept with you and you have not gone astray and become defiled while under your husband's authority, may you be immune to this bitter water that brings a curse.

Numbers 5:20
But if you have gone astray while under your husband's authority and defiled yourself with a man other than your husband who has slept with you'--

Numbers 5:29
This is the law of jealousy when a wife goes astray and defiles herself while under her husband's authority,

Deuteronomy 24:1
If a man marries a woman, but she becomes displeasing to him because he finds some indecency in her, he may write her a certificate of divorce, hand it to her, and send her away from his house.

Treasury of Scripture

Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,

Numbers 5:19,20
And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the curse: …

Proverbs 2:16,17
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; …







Lexicon
“Speak
דַּבֵּר֙ (dab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the Israelites
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and tell them that
וְאָמַרְתָּ֖ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

if
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

any man’s
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

wife
אִשְׁתּ֔וֹ (’iš·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

goes astray
תִשְׂטֶ֣ה (ṯiś·ṭeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7847: To deviate from duty

and is unfaithful
וּמָעֲלָ֥ה (ū·mā·‘ă·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4603: To cover up, to act covertly, treacherously

to him
מָֽעַל׃ (mā·‘al)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4604: An unfaithful or treacherous act
Verse 12. - If any man's wife... commit a trespass against him. The adultery of the wife is here regarded only from a social point of view; the injury to the husband, the destruction of his peace of mind, even by the bare suspicion, and the consequent troubling of Israel, is the thing dwelt upon. The punishment of adultery as a sin had been already prescribed (Leviticus 20:10). 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.
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