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Numbers 5:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goeth aside, and is defiled;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— This [is] the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside [to another] instead of her husband, and is defiled;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘This is the law of jealousy: when a wife, [being] under [the authority of] her husband, goes astray and defiles herself,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— This [is] the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth astray [to another] instead of her husband, and is defiled;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth astray to another instead of her husband and is defiled,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— This, is the law of jealousies,—when a wife shall turn aside [to another] instead of her husband, and fall into uncleanness;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'This [is] the law of jealousies, when a wife turneth aside under her husband, and hath been defiled,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— This is the law of jealousy. If a woman hath gone aside from her husband, and be defiled,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— This is the law of ielousies, when a wife goeth aside [to another] in stead of her husband, and is defiled:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— This is the law of jealousy, wherein a married woman should happen to transgress, and be defiled;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— This [is] the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside [to another] instead of her husband, and is defiled;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
This x2063
(2063) Complement
זֹאת
zo'th
{zothe'}
Irregular feminine of H2089; this (often used adverbially).
[is] the law 8451
{8451} Prime
תּוֹרָה
towrah
{to-raw'}
From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch.
of jealousies, 7068
{7068} Prime
קִנְאָה
qin'ah
{kin-aw'}
From H7065; jealousy or envy.
when x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
a wife 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
goeth aside 7847
{7847} Prime
שָׂטָה
satah
{saw-taw'}
A primitive root; to deviate from duty.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[to another] instead of x8478
(8478) Complement
תַּחַת
tachath
{takh'-ath}
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
her husband, 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
and is defiled; 2930
{2930} Prime
טָמֵא
tame'
{taw-may'}
A primitive root; to be foul, especially in a ceremonial or moral sense (contaminated).
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Numbers 5:29

_ _ This is the law of jealousies — Adultery discovered and proved was punished with death. But strongly suspected cases would occur, and this law made provision for the conviction of the guilty person. It was, however, not a trial conducted according to the forms of judicial process, but an ordeal through which a suspected adulteress was made to go — the ceremony being of that terrifying nature, that, on the known principles of human nature, guilt or innocence could not fail to appear. From the earliest times, the jealousy of Eastern people has established ordeals for the detection and punishment of suspected unchastity in wives. The practice was deep-rooted as well as universal. And it has been thought, that the Israelites being strongly biassed in favor of such usages, this law of jealousies “was incorporated among the other institutions of the Mosaic economy, in order to free it from the idolatrous rites which the heathens had blended with it.” Viewed in this light, its sanction by divine authority in a corrected and improved form exhibits a proof at once of the wisdom and condescension of God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 5:11-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the law:

Leviticus 7:11 And this [is] the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the LORD.
Leviticus 11:46 This [is] the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth:
Leviticus 13:59 This [is] the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woollen or linen, either in the warp, or woof, or any thing of skins, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.
Leviticus 14:54-57 This [is] the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and scall, ... To teach when [it is] unclean, and when [it is] clean: this [is] the law of leprosy.
Leviticus 15:32-33 This [is] the law of him that hath an issue, and [of him] whose seed goeth from him, and is defiled therewith; ... And of her that is sick of her flowers, and of him that hath an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her that is unclean.

when a wife goeth:

Numbers 5:12 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,
Numbers 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 oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it [is] an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.
Numbers 5:19 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:
Isaiah 5:7-8 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts [is] the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry. ... Woe unto them that join house to house, [that] lay field to field, till [there be] no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
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Lv 7:11; 11:46; 13:59; 14:54; 15:32. Nu 5:12, 15, 19. Is 5:7.

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