Introduction to Numbers Chapter 5

This chapter contains a repetition of some former laws, concerning putting unclean persons out of the camp, Numbers 5:1; making restitution in case of trespass against another, Numbers 5:5; and of giving the offering of all holy things and all hallowed things to the priests, Numbers 5:9; and a new law concerning jealousy, in a man, of his wife, Numbers 5:11; when she was to be brought to the priest, and various rites and ceremonies to be used, Numbers 5:15; who was to give her bitter water as a trial of her chastity, which, if guilty, would have a strange effect upon her, and make her accursed, but if not, would not affect her, and she would be free and happy, Numbers 5:24.