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 5:10
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5:12 speak to the Israelites and say to them:

[This is the law] if any man's wife is suspected of committing adultery and being false to her husband.
Daber el-bney Yisra'el ve'amarta alehem ish ish ki-tisteh ishto uma'alah vo ma'al.




Commentary:

This is the law...
  This ordeal, however, is only effective if the husband himself has never committed a sexual offence (Sotah 28a). Therefore, when such offences became overly common, the ordeal ceased to be administered (Sotah 47a; Yad, Sotah 3:18, 19).

suspected of committing adultery
  (cf. Rashi; Septuagint). Or, 'goes astray' (Radak, Sherashim; cf. Proverbs 4:15, 7:25), or, 'behaves foolishly' (Sotah 3a; Rashi).





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