Numbers 5:29

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

This is the law of ielousies, when a wife goeth aside to another in stead of her husband, and is defiled:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'This is the law of jealousy: when a wife, {being} under {the authority of} her husband, goes astray and defiles herself,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goeth aside, and is defiled;
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is the law for testing a wife who goes with another in place of her husband and becomes unclean;
- Basic English Bible

This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth astray to another instead of her husband and is defiled,
- Darby Bible

This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth astray to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;
- Webster's Bible

'This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goes astray, and is defiled;
- World English Bible

`This [is] the law of jealousies, when a wife turneth aside under her husband, and hath been defiled,
- Youngs Literal Bible

This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goeth aside, and is 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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