Numbers: Chapter 05 (1534)

The boke of Numeri. The .v. Chapter.

  1. And the Lorde spake vnto Moses sayenge:
  2. commaunde the childern of Israel that they put out of the hoste all the lepers and all that haue yssues and all that are defyled apon the deed
  3. whether they be males or females ye shall put them out of the hoste that they defyle not the tentes amoge which I dwell.
  4. And the childern of Israel dyd so and put them out of the hoste: euen as the Lorde comaunded Moses so dyd the childern of Israel.
  5. And the Lorde spake vnto Moses sayenge:
  6. speake vnto the childern of Israel: whether it be man or woman whe they haue synned any maner of synne which a man doeth wherewith a man trespaseth agenst the Lorde so that the soule hath done amysse:
  7. then they shall knowlege their synnes which they haue done and restore agayne the hurte that they haue done in the hole and put the fyfte parte of it moare thereto and geue it vnto him whom he hath trespased agenste.
  8.  But and yf he that maketh the amendes have no man to doo itto then the amendes that is made shalbe the Lordes and the preastes besyde the ram of the attonementofferynge where with he maketh an attonemet for hymselfe
  9. And all heueofferynges of all the halowed thinges which the childern of Israel brynge vnto the preaste shalbe the preastes
  10. and euery mans halowed thinges shalbe his awne but what soeuer any man geueth the preast it shalbe the preastes.
  11. And the Lorde spake vnto Moses sayenge:
  12. speake vnto the childern of Israell and saye vnto them. Yf any mans wyfe goo a syde and trespase agaynst hym
  13. so that another man lye with her fleshely and the thynge be hydd from the eyes of hir husbonde and is not come to lighte that she is defyled (for there is no witnesse agenst her) in as moche as she was not taken with the maner
  14. and the sprete of gelousye cometh apon him and he is gelouse ouer his wyfe and she defyled Or happely the sprete of gelousye cometh apon him and he is gelouse ouer hys wyfe ad she yet vndefyled.
  15. The let hyr husbonde bringe her vnto the preaste and brynge an offerynge for her: the tenthe parte of an Epha of barlye meele but shall poure none oyle there vnto nor put frankencens thereon: for it is an offerynge of gelousye and an offerynge that maketh remembraunce of synne.
  16. And let the preast brynge her and sett her before the Lorde
  17. and let him take holy water in an erthen vessell and of the dust that is in ye flore of the habytacyon and put it in to the water.
  18. And the preast shall set the wyfe before the Lorde and vncouer hir heed and put the memoryall of the offerynge in hyr handes whiche is the gelousye offerynge and ye preast shall haue bytter and cursynge water in his hande and he shall coniure her and shall saye vnto her.
  19. Yf no man haue lyen wyth the nether haste gone asyde and defyled thy selfe behynde thy husbonde then haue thou no harme of this bytter cursynge water.
  20. But and yf thou hast gone asyde behynde thyne husbonde and art defyled and some other man hath lyen with the besyde thyne husbonde
  21. (and let the preaste coniure her with the coniuracyon of the curse and saye vnto her) the Lorde make the a curse and a coniuracyon amonge thy people: so that the Lorde make thy thye rotte and thy bely swell
  22. and thys bytter cursynge water goo in to the bowels of the that thy bely swell and thy thye rotte and the wyfe shall saye Amen Amen.
  23. And the preast shall wrytte this curse in a byll and wasshe it out in the bytter water.
  24. And when the cursynge water ys yn her that it is bytter
  25. then let the preast take the gelousy offerynge out of the wyfes hande and waue it before the Lorde and brynge it vnto the altare:
  26. and he shall take an handefull off the memory all offerynge and burne it apon the alter and then make her dryncke the water
  27. and when he hath made her drynke the water. Yf she be defyled and haue trespased agenst her husbond then shall the cursynge water goo in to her and be so bitter yt hir bely shall swell and hir thye shall rotte and she shalbe a curse amonge hir people.
  28. And yf she be not defyled but is cleane then she shall haue no harme but that she maye conceaue.
  29. This is the lawe of gelousye when a wyfe goeth a syde behynde hyr husbonde ad is defyled
  30. or when the spirite of gelousye cometh apon a man so that he is gelouse ouer his wife: then he shall bringe her before the Lorde and the preast shall ministre all this lawe vnto her
  31. and the man shalbe giltlesse and the wyfe shall bere hir synne.
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