Numbers 5:23
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New International Version
"'The priest is to write these curses on a scroll and then wash them off into the bitter water.

King James Bible
And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:

Darby Bible Translation
And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and shall blot them out with the bitter water,

World English Bible
"'The priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out into the water of bitterness.

Young's Literal Translation
And the priest hath written these execrations in a book, and hath blotted them out with the bitter waters,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The priest shall write these curses - and he shall blot them out - It appears that the curses which were written down with a kind of ink prepared for the purpose, as some of the rabbins think, without any calx of iron or other material that could make a permanent dye, were washed off the parchment into the water which the woman was obliged to drink, so that she drank the very words of the execration. The ink used in the East is almost all of this kind - a wet sponge will completely efface the finest of their writings. The rabbins say that the trial by the waters of jealousy was omitted after the Babylonish captivity, because adulteries were so frequent amongst them, that they were afraid of having the name of the Lord profaned by being so frequently appealed to! This is a most humiliating confession. "Though," says pious Bishop Wilson, "this judgment is not executed now on adulteresses, yet they have reason from this to conclude that a more terrible vengeance will await them hereafter without a bitter repentance; these being only a shadow of heavenly things, i. e., of what the Gospel requires of its professors, viz., a strict purity, or a severe repentance." The pious bishop would not preclude the necessity of pardon through the blood of the cross, for without this the severest repentance would be of no avail.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

write these

Exodus 17:14 And the LORD said to Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua...

Deuteronomy 31:19 Now therefore write you this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths...

2 Chronicles 34:24 Thus said the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil on this place, and on the inhabitants thereof...

Job 31:35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book.

Jeremiah 51:60-64 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come on Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon...

1 Corinthians 16:21,22 The salutation of me Paul with my own hand...

Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened...


Psalm 51:1,9 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness...

Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and will not remember your sins.

Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as a cloud, your sins: return to me; for I have redeemed you.

Acts 3:19 Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out...

Meditations against Despair, or Doubting of God's Mercy.
It is found by continual experience, that near the time of death, when the children of God are weakest, then Satan makes the greatest nourish of his strength, and assails them with his strongest temptations. For he knows that either he must now or never prevail; for if their souls once go to heaven, he shall never vex nor trouble them any more. And therefore he will now bestir himself as much as he can, and labour to set before their eyes all the gross sins which ever they committed, and the judgments
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

The Work of Jesus Christ as an Advocate,
CLEARLY EXPLAINED, AND LARGELY IMPROVED, FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL BELIEVERS. 1 John 2:1--"And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." By JOHN BUNYAN, Author of "The Pilgrim's Progress." London: Printed for Dorman Newman, at the King's Arms, in the Poultry, 1689. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. This is one of the most interesting of Bunyan's treatises, to edit which required the Bible at my right hand, and a law dictionary on my left. It was very frequently republished;
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Numbers 5:22
May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells or your womb miscarries." "'Then the woman is to say, "Amen. So be it."

Numbers 5:24
He shall make the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and this water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering will enter her.

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