Numbers 5:14

“And 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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the spirit of ielousie come vpon him, and he be ielous of his wife, and shee be defiled: or if the spirit of ielousie come vpon him, and hee be ielous of his wife, and she be not defiled:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

if a spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife when she has defiled herself, or if a spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife when she has not defiled herself,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and 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:
- American Standard Version (1901)

If the spirit of doubt comes into her husband's heart, and he has doubts of his wife, with good cause; or if he has doubts of her without cause:
- Basic English Bible

and the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she have been defiled, -- or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she have not been defiled,
- Darby Bible

And the spirit of jealousy shall come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy shall come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:
- Webster's Bible

and the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she is defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she isn't defiled:
- World English Bible

and a spirit of jealousy hath passed over him, and he hath been jealous of his wife, and she hath been defiled; -- or, a spirit of jealousy hath passed over him, and he hath been jealous of his wife, and she hath not been defiled --
- Youngs Literal Bible

and 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;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Numbers 5

  • A disciple
    David, this part in the Law was only a part of what all is said about adultery: the commandment is, Thou shalt not commit ADULTERY. And the Lord Jesus expounded it to the Jews; who ought to have known already; that the Word goes to the thoughts and intents of the heart; and not only in the physical action. Other Scriptures mention the death penalty applying to both the man and woman for that sin.
  • David
    Why is it that only women are prosecuted in the Bible days for infidelity?
  • David
    I am a bit uncomfortable about the system of the olden days. Why is it that, it's only women's infidelity attracts courses and judgment, does it mean that in those days men doesn't have extramarital affairs?
  • 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.

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