Numbers Chapter 5

Numbers 5

1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

2Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead:

3Both 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.

4And the children of Israel did so, and put them out without the camp: as the LORD spake unto Moses, so did the children of Israel.

5And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

6Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against the LORD, and that person be guilty;

7Then they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall recompense his trespass with the principal thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him against whom he hath trespassed.

8But if the 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.

9And every offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they bring unto the priest, shall be his.

10And every man’s hallowed things shall be his: whatsoever any man giveth the priest, it shall be his.

11And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

12Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man’s wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,

13And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner;

14And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:

15Then 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 oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.

16And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before the LORD:

17And the priest shall take 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 water:

18And 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 curse:

19And 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:

20But if thou hast gone aside to another instead of thy husband, and if thou be defiled, and some man have lain with thee beside thine husband:

21Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell;

22And 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, Amen, amen.

23And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:

24And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.

25Then the priest shall take the jealousy offering out of the woman’s hand, and shall wave the offering before the LORD, and offer it upon the altar:

26And the priest shall take an handful of the offering, even the memorial thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and afterward shall cause the woman to drink the water.

27And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people.

28And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed.

29This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;

30Or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him, and he be jealous over his wife, and shall set the woman before the LORD, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law.

31Then shall the man be guiltless from iniquity, and this woman shall bear her iniquity.

Advertisements

17 thoughts on “Numbers Chapter 5

  1. This is an interesting chapter. Talk about wearing a scarlet letter! In this chapter the unfaithful women is cursed with a rotten thigh and swollen belly if found guilty of adultry. Sin, during that time, was definantly brought out and declared as sin. There was no hiding but sin was punished with open shame. I’m glad that today, the sins of the church are not so publically displayed. However, all sin will come to light one way or another. There is no hiding from God.

  2. v7-8 I’m so thankful for Calvary
    If we confess our sins HE Is Faithful to forgive 1John 1:9
    ” I will restore the years” Joel 2:25
    The LORD can restore you over night.
    If you accept restoration let go and let GOD do it. We (I) can have a new beginning
    If JESUS is in our hearts HE will have us
    ( me) pray , fast,love, forgive
    HE IS HOLY.

  3. Wow! With every detail here spelled out, there is no room for varriance, only “shall”. He shall, she shall, the priest shall, no room for personal opinions. No room for arguments or the blame game, only “SHALL”.

    Today people tend to lean to placing blame anywhere else possible just to try to keep themselves out of hot water. God sees all and knows all too. We cannot hide from Him even our darkest secrets. With sin as rampant as it is today, we are blessed to be able to repent and be forgiven.

  4. 2Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead: 3Both 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.

    THere was not to be any unclean thing in the camp. This is where God dwelled. This is to show us that when we do sin that God is not pleased ,and that line of communication is severed.

  5. HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS

    2 Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead:
    3 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.

    Under the Law of Moses or the Law GOD gave Moses we understand that everyone with an issue, every leper and every defiled person were not even allowed to come into the camp.

    In JESUS fulfilling the Law and giving himself on the Cross, access has been granted to the THRONE of GOD himself. As a result of the death of Jesus; we humanity need not go through the Priest to access the camp of GOD. By Faith through Repentance we “come boldly before the throne of GOD. Thereby going Hope to the Hopeless.

    iPray

  6. 2 “Command the people of Israel to remove from the camp anyone who has a skin disease or a discharge, or who has become ceremonially unclean by touching a dead person.
    3 This command applies to men and women alike. Remove them so they will not defile the camp in which I live among them.” (NLT)

  7. They were definatly more serious about sin than todays clture. If we had to go thru that everytime someonw even got jealous or even thought we had done wrong, we would be in trouble. Glory be to God that he came in the flesh to die for our sins that we dont have to be set out of our camps. He loves us so much that he couldnt let us be exiled any longer. I pray that we realize everyday how good God is.

  8. This chapter illustrates justice. We are all fortunate to live under God’s Grace and not under the law as did the children of Israel. We are wise if we repent of our sins and let the Blood of Jesus cover our sins before we face him. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  9. It’s important as the bride of christ, that we don’t go in into the enemy. When you lie with sin, you conceive sin. Let’s do what God has commanded us to do.

  10. 2Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead:

    3Both 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.

    God can not dwell with the defiled, you would rather cast them out than to allow His Spirit to leave.

  11. 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 curse

    I notice that if there was suspicion of immorality, they set her before the priest and uncovered the woman’s head. Remembering that a woman’s covering is a sign of submission, shows her that they are making everyone aware that there is possibility that she is no longer submitted to her own husband, or to God.

    Ladies, we must realize how important submission is in our lives, and evidence of that submission is upon our heads, our beautiful, uncut hair.

  12. 21Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell;

    22And 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, Amen, amen.

    If you mess with things of this world or the devil there will be consequences…

  13. The priests of that day would probably have a heart attack if they came to minister in 2011. There wouldn’t be enough barley, flour or any other ingredient for a jealousy offering at their neighborhood Walmart! Sin has become so accepted and the sinner is proud of their sin… Don’t need to be suspicious they’ll just tell you. I pray that God-fear would get ahold of modern day America! We need a HOLY GHOST REVIVAL!

  14. In the place of judgment before the Lord, the woman whose faithfulness is in question has her head uncovered. Some day in judgement, we will be brought forward with every temporal veil removed. Only if we are of the bride of Christ and He is our covering (submitted to Him, faithful, washed in His blood, robed in His righteousness) will we come to Him guiltless just as the innocent wife went free of the curse.

  15. The beginning of this chapter talks about purity. Where there is purity there is no sin. If sin does come into your life, then you must confess it and repent. The end of the chapter talks about protecting marital faithfulness. In todays society, staying faithful doesn’t seem to mean much anymore unfortunately; but, we need to honor, respect and protect our marriages.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s