Numbers 5:31
New International Version
The husband will be innocent of any wrongdoing, but the woman will bear the consequences of her sin.'"

New Living Translation
The husband will be innocent of any guilt in this matter, but his wife will be held accountable for her sin.”

English Standard Version
The man shall be free from iniquity, but the woman shall bear her iniquity.”

Berean Study Bible
The husband will be free from guilt, but the woman shall bear her iniquity.”

King James Bible
Then shall the man be guiltless from iniquity, and this woman shall bear her iniquity.

New King James Version
Then the man shall be free from iniquity, but that woman shall bear her guilt.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
The man, moreover, will be free of guilt, but that woman shall bear the consequences of her guilt.’”

NASB 1995
'Moreover, the man will be free from guilt, but that woman shall bear her guilt.'"

NASB 1977
‘Moreover, the man shall be free from guilt, but that woman shall bear her guilt.’”

Amplified Bible
Further, the husband will be free from guilt, but that woman [if guilty] shall bear her guilt.’”

Christian Standard Bible
The husband will be free of guilt, but that woman will bear her iniquity.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The husband will be free of guilt, but that woman will bear the consequences of her guilt."

American Standard Version
And the man shall be free from iniquity, and that woman shall bear her iniquity.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And that man will be absolved from sin and that woman shall carry her sin.’”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then the man shall be clear from sin, and that woman shall bear her sin.

Contemporary English Version
If the husband is wrong, he will not be punished; but if his wife is guilty, she will be punished.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The husband shall be blameless, and she shall bear her iniquity.

English Revised Version
And the man shall be free from iniquity, and that woman shall bear her iniquity.

Good News Translation
The husband shall be free of guilt, but the woman, if guilty, must suffer the consequences.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The husband isn't guilty of doing anything wrong, but the woman will suffer the consequences of her sin."

International Standard Version
The husband will be free from guilt, but the wife is to bear the punishment of her iniquity."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the man shall be clear from iniquity, and that woman shall bear her iniquity.

Literal Standard Version
and the man has been acquitted from iniquity, and that woman bears her iniquity.”

NET Bible
Then the man will be free from iniquity, but that woman will bear the consequences of her iniquity.'"

New Heart English Bible
The man shall be free from iniquity, and that woman shall bear her iniquity."

World English Bible
The man shall be free from iniquity, and that woman shall bear her iniquity.'"

Young's Literal Translation
and the man hath been acquitted from iniquity, and that woman doth bear her iniquity.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Adultery Test
30or when a feeling of jealousy comes over a husband and he suspects his wife. He is to have the woman stand before the LORD, and the priest is to apply to her this entire law. 31The husband will be free from guilt, but the woman shall bear her iniquity.”

Cross References
Leviticus 20:17
If a man marries his sister, whether the daughter of his father or of his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They must be cut off in the sight of their people. He has uncovered the nakedness of his sister; he shall bear his iniquity.

Numbers 5:30
or when a feeling of jealousy comes over a husband and he suspects his wife. He is to have the woman stand before the LORD, and the priest is to apply to her this entire law.

Numbers 6:1
And the LORD said to Moses,

Numbers 9:13
But if a man who is ceremonially clean and is not on a journey still fails to observe the Passover, he must be cut off from his people, because he did not present the LORD's offering at its appointed time. That man will bear the consequences of his sin.


Treasury of Scripture

Then shall the man be guiltless from iniquity, and this woman shall bear her iniquity.

be guiltless

Psalm 37:6
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

bear

Numbers 9:13
But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he brought not the offering of the LORD in his appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.

Leviticus 20:10,17-20
And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death…

Ezekiel 18:4
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The husband
הָאִ֖ישׁ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

will be free
וְנִקָּ֥ה (wə·niq·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5352: To be, clean, to be bare, extirpated

from guilt,
מֵעָוֺ֑ן (mê·‘ā·wōn)
Preposition-m | Noun - common singular
Strong's 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity

but the
הַהִ֔וא (ha·hi·w)
Article | Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

woman
וְהָאִשָּׁ֣ה (wə·hā·’iš·šāh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

shall bear
תִּשָּׂ֖א (tiś·śā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

her
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

iniquity.”
עֲוֺנָֽהּ׃ (‘ă·wō·nāh)
Noun - common singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity


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