New Living Translation
And the priest will write these curses on a piece of leather and 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:23 In a book - That is, in a scroll of parchment, which the Hebrews commonly call a book. Blot them out - Or scrape them out and cast them into the bitter water. Whereby it was signified, that if she was innocent, the curses should be blotted out and come to nothing; and, if she were guilty, she should find in her the effects of this water which she drank, after the words of this curse had been scraped and put in.
LibraryThe Eternity of God
The next attribute is, God is eternal.' Psa 90:0. From everlasting to everlasting thou art God.' The schoolmen distinguish between aevun et aeternum, to explain the notion of eternity. There is a threefold being. I. Such as had a beginning; and shall have an end; as all sensitive creatures, the beasts, fowls, fishes, which at death are destroyed and return to dust; their being ends with their life. 2. Such as had a beginning, but shall have no end, as angels and the souls of men, which are eternal …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
The Section Chap. I. -iii.
Now may this water that brings the curse enter your body and cause your abdomen to swell and your womb to shrivel.' And the woman will be required to say, 'Yes, let it be so.'
He will make the woman drink the bitter water that brings on the curse. When the water enters her body, it will cause bitter suffering if she is guilty.
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