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

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,

New King James Version
“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘If any man’s wife goes astray and behaves unfaithfully toward 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,

NASB 1995
"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'If any man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him,

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

Amplified Bible
“Speak to the Israelites and say to them, ‘If any man’s wife goes astray (deviates) and is unfaithful to 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,

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,

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,

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

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,

Literal Standard Version
“Speak to the sons of Israel, and you have said to them: When any man’s wife turns aside, and has committed a trespass 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,

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,

Additional Translations ...
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 have defiled yourself and lain carnally with a man other than your husband'--

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; …









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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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


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