NUMBERS 5:13

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“And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner;

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Numbers 5:13 Translation & Meaning

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And a man אִ֣ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
lie וְשָׁכַ֨ב To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose) lie
with אֹתָהּ֮ Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
her carnally, שִׁכְבַת A lying down (of dew, or for the sexual act) carnally
and it be hid וְנֶעְלַם֙ To veil from sight, i.e., conceal (literally or figuratively) hid
from the eyes מֵֽעֵינֵ֣י An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eyes
of her husband, אִישָׁ֔הּ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) husband
and be kept close, וְנִסְתְּרָ֖ה To hide (by covering), literally or figuratively kept close
and she וְהִ֣יא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are and she
be defiled, נִטְמָ֑אָה To be foul, especially in a ceremial or moral sense (contaminated) defiled
and no אֵ֣ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle no
there be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
witness וְעֵד֙ Concretely, a witness; abstractly, testimony; specifically, a recorder, i.e., prince witness
against her, neither לֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles against neither
she וְהִ֖וא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are she
be taken נִתְפָּֽשָׂה׃ To manipulate, i.e., seize; chiefly to capture, wield, specifically, to overlay; figuratively, to use unwarrantably taken
with the manner; (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)

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  • 11  And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

  • 12  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,

  • 13  And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner;

  • 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:

  • 15  Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.




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