New International Version
If, however, the woman has not made herself impure, but is clean, she will be cleared of guilt and will be able to have children.
King James Bible
And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed.
Darby Bible Translation
But if the woman have not been defiled, and be clean, then she shall be clear, and shall conceive seed.
World English Bible
If the woman isn't defiled, but is clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed.
Young's Literal Translation
And if the woman hath not been defiled, and is clean, then she hath been acquitted, and hath been sown with seed.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The bitter water that causeth the curse - Though the rabbins think that the priest put some bitter substance in the water, yet as nothing of the kind is intimated by Moses, we may consider the word as used here metaphorically for affliction, death, etc. These waters were afflicting and deadly to her who drank them, being guilty. In this sense afflictions are said to be bitter, Isaiah 38:17; so also is death, 1 Samuel 15:32 : Ecclesiastes 7:26.
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LibraryMeditations 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,
If she has made herself impure and been unfaithful to her husband, this will be the result: When she is made to drink the water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering, it will enter her, her abdomen will swell and her womb will miscarry, and she will become a curse.
"'This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and makes herself impure while married to her husband,
If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house,
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