1Yahweh spoke to Moses and said: 2'Order the Israelites to expel from the camp al those suffering from a contagious skin-disease or froma discharge, or who have become unclean by touching a corpse. 3Whether man or woman, you will expel them; you wil expel them from the camp, so that they do notpollute their encampments, in the heart of which I dwel .' 4The Israelites did so: they expel ed them from the camp. The Israelites did as Yahweh had told Moses. 5Yahweh spoke to Moses and said, 6'Speak to the Israelites: "If a man or woman commits any of the sins by which people break faith withYahweh, that person incurs guilt. 7"The person must confess the sin committed and restore in ful the amount owed, with one-fifth added.Payment is to be made to the person wronged. 8"If, however, the latter has no relation to whom restitution can be made, the restitution due to Yahwehreverts to the priest, apart from the ram of expiation with which the priest makes expiation for the guilty party. 9For of everything the Israelites consecrate and bring to the priest he has a right to the portion setaside. 10Whatever anyone consecrates is his own; whatever is given to the priest belongs to the priest." ' 11Yahweh spoke to Moses and said, 12'Speak to the Israelites and say: "If anyone has a wife who goes astray and is unfaithful to him, 13if some other man sleeps with the woman without the husband's knowledge, and she secretly makesherself unclean, without any witness against her, and without anyone catching her in the act; 14if, then, a spirit of suspicion comes over the husband and makes him suspicious of the wife who hasdisgraced herself, or again if this spirit of suspicion comes over him and makes him suspicious of his wife evenwhen she is innocent, 15the man wil bring his wife before the priest, and on her behalf make an offering of one-tenth of anephah of barley meal. He will not pour oil over it or put incense on it, because this is a cereal offering for a caseof suspicion, a memorial offering to recal guilt to mind. 16"The priest will then bring the woman forward and place her before Yahweh. 17The priest wil then take fresh water in an earthen jar, and on the water throw dust that he has takenfrom the floor of the Dwel ing. 18After he has placed the woman before Yahweh, he will unbind her hair and put the commemorativecereal offering (that is, the cereal offering for a case of suspicion) into her hands. In his own hands the priest wilhold the water of bitterness and cursing. 19"The priest will then put the woman on oath. He will say to her: If it is not true that a man has sleptwith you, that you have gone astray and made yourself unclean while under your husband's authority, may thiswater of bitterness and cursing do you no harm. 20But if it is true that you have gone astray while under your husband's authority, that you have madeyourself unclean and that a man other than your husband has slept with you . . . 21Here the priest wil impose an imprecatory oath on the woman. He wil say to her: . . . May Yahwehmake you the object of your people's execration and curses, by making your sexual organs shrivel and your bel yswel ! 22May this water of cursing entering your bowels, make your belly swell and your sexual organs shrivel!To which the woman will reply: Amen! Amen! 23"Having written these curses on a scrol and washed them off in the water of bitterness, 24the priest wil make the woman drink the water of bitterness and cursing; when the water of cursingenters into her, it wil become bitter. 25"The priest will then take the cereal offering for a case of suspicion from the woman's hands, and holdit up before Yahweh with a gesture of offering, and so carry it up to the altar. 26He will take a handful of it as a memorial and burn it on the altar. "After this, he wil make the woman drink the water. 27After he has made her drink it, if it is true that she has made herself unclean and been unfaithful toher husband, the water of cursing then entering into her wil indeed be bitter: her bel y wil swel and her sexualorgans shrivel, and she wil be an object of execration to her people. 28But if she has not made herself unclean, but is clean, then she will go unscathed and wil bearchildren. 29"Such is the ritual in cases of suspicion, when a woman has gone astray and made herself uncleanwhile under her husband's authority, 30or when a spirit of suspicion has come over a man and made him suspicious of his wife. When ahusband brings such a woman before Yahweh, the priest will apply this ritual to her in full. 31The husband wil be guiltless, but the woman wil bear the consequences of her guilt." '
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