5:3 Both male and female shall ye put out, without the camp
shall ye put them; that they defile not their camps, in the
a midst whereof I dwell.
(a) There were three types of tents: of the Lord, of the
Levites, and of the Israelites.
5:6 Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall
commit any sin b that men commit, to do a trespass against
the LORD, and that person be guilty;
(b) Commit any fault willingly.
5:8 But if the c man have no kinsman to recompense the
trespass unto, let the trespass be recompensed unto the
LORD, [even] to the priest; beside the ram of the atonement,
whereby an atonement shall be made for him.
(c) If he is dead to whom the wrong is done and also has no
5:9 And every offering of all the d holy things of the
children of Israel, which they bring unto the priest, shall
(d) Or, things offered to the Lord, as first fruits, etc.
5:12 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If
any man's wife e go aside, and commit a trespass against
(e) By breaking the band of marriage, and playing the
5:15 Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he
shall bring her offering for her, the tenth [part] of an
ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no f oil upon it, nor
put frankincense thereon; for it [is] an offering of
jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to
(f) Only in the sin offering, and so this offering of
jealousy were neither oil nor incense offered.
(g) Or, making the sin known, and not purging it.
5:17 And the priest shall take h holy water in an earthen
vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the
tabernacle the priest shall take, and put [it] into the
(h) Which also is called the water of purification of
sprinkling, read (Nu 19:9).
5:18 And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and
uncover the woman's head, and put the offering of memorial
in her hands, which [is] the jealousy offering: and the
priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth
the i curse:
(i) It was so called by the effect, because it declared the
woman to be accursed, and turned to her destruction.
5:21 Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of
cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD
make thee a k curse and an oath among thy people, when
the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to
(k) Both because she had committed so heinous a fault, and
forswore herself in denying the same.
5:22 And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy
bowels, to make [thy] belly to swell, and [thy] thigh to
rot: And the woman shall say, l Amen, amen.