Numbers 5:2

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Commaund the children of Israel, that they put out of the campe euery leper, and euery one that hath an issue, and whosoeuer is defiled by the dead:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Command the sons of Israel that they send away from the camp every leper and everyone having a discharge and everyone who is unclean because of a {dead} person.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is unclean by the dead:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give orders to the children of Israel to put outside the tent-circle every leper, and anyone who has any sort of flow from his body, and anyone who is unclean from the touch of the dead;
- Basic English Bible

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 a dead person:
- Darby Bible

Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whoever is defiled by the dead:
- Webster's Bible

Command the children of Israel that they put out of the camp every leper, and everyone who has an issue, and whoever is unclean by the dead.
- World English Bible

`Command the sons of Israel, and they send out of the camp every leper, and every one with an issue, and every one defiled by a body;
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is unclean by the dead;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Numbers 5

  • QWilliams
    Jane, Leprosy is still here today! Qe may ask, why is there so much cancer? Sin has covered this earth and especially America. The sins of today, has become good and Not many want to Repent. We must separate our selves from this evilness and shine our Light in this darkened World.
  • Darlene Jackson
    Verse 20... Simply says, if the woman went out and have laid with another man, she shall drink the bitter water and her belly shall swell. Which gives the sign of an adultery wife. Therefore she will become a curse and many people would know what the women was found guilty of. Also if not guilty she will be free to go and conceive a child with her own husband.. However your sin will find you out.
  • Gracie Gragg
    This is the chapter that deals with causing a miscarriage which is also causing an abortion.
  • Roger
    Several schools of thought about this. One is that "leprosy" was a generic term for any type of skin disease. Second, not fully understanding how diseases were spread, proper precautions might not have been taken, and people may have inadvertently become contaminated with the leprosy bacteria.
  • Jane
    Why so much leprosy cases in those days ?
  • Insight 777
    Jealousy is considered sinful and it is difficult to be in a marriage when jealousy destroys the trust and harmony between the couple. It needs a resolution to restore the marriage. Verse 15..Barley is a self pollenating grain that represents the marriage union as ONE and not as 2 people going different ways. An ephah is a unit of measurement used with scales. Scales today is a symbol of the Justice system. By bringing the wife before the priest the suspicion of infidelity became a path for forgiveness and a healing for the marriage. However, the possibility of venereal disease, the curse, was made known so the community would be informed if she was guilty to save others from the same fate.

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