Numbers 5:24
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
And he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings the curse, and the water that brings the curse shall enter into her and cause bitter pain.

Berean Study Bible
He is to have the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and it will enter her and cause her bitter suffering.

New American Standard Bible
Then he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings a curse, so that the water which brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness.

King James Bible
And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.

Christian Standard Bible
He will require the woman to drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and it will enter her to cause bitter suffering.

Contemporary English Version
so that when the woman drinks this water, the curses will enter her body.

Good News Translation
Before he makes the woman drink the water, which may then cause her bitter pain,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will require the woman to drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and it will enter her and cause bitter suffering.

International Standard Version
The woman is to drink the bitter water that brings a curse and the water that brings a curse is to be considered contaminated.

NET Bible
He will make the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and the water that brings a curse will enter her to produce bitterness.

New Heart English Bible
He shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that causes the curse; and the water that causes the curse shall enter into her and become bitter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he will have the woman drink the bitter water that can bring the curse. This water will go into her [and] become bitter.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that causeth the curse; and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her and become bitter.

New American Standard 1977
‘Then he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings a curse, so that the water which brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that brings the curse, and the water that brings the curse shall enter into her as bitter.

King James 2000 Bible
And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causes the curse: and the water that causes the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.

American King James Version
And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causes the curse: and the water that causes the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.

American Standard Version
and he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that causeth the curse; and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her and become bitter.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he shall cause the woman to drink the water of the conviction that brings the curse; and the water of the conviction that brings the curse shall enter into her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall give them her to drink. And when she hath drunk them up,

Darby Bible Translation
and he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that bringeth the curse, that the water that bringeth the curse may enter into her for bitterness.

English Revised Version
and he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her and become bitter.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.

World English Bible
He shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that causes the curse; and the water that causes the curse shall enter into her and become bitter.

Young's Literal Translation
and hath caused the woman to drink the bitter waters which cause the curse, and the waters which cause the curse have entered into her for bitter things.
Study Bible
The Adultery Test
23And the priest shall write these curses on a scroll and wash them off into the bitter water. 24He is to have the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and it will enter her and cause her bitter suffering. 25The priest shall take from her hand the grain offering for jealousy, wave it before the LORD, and bring it to the altar.…
Cross References
Numbers 5:23
And the priest shall write these curses on a scroll and wash them off into the bitter water.

Numbers 5:25
The priest shall take from her hand the grain offering for jealousy, wave it before the LORD, and bring it to the altar.

Treasury of Scripture

And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causes the curse: and the water that causes the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.

Zechariah 5:3,4
Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it…

Malachi 3:5
And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.







Lexicon
He is to have the woman
הָ֣אִשָּׁ֔ה (hā·’iš·šāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

drink
וְהִשְׁקָה֙ (wə·hiš·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8248: To quaff, to irrigate, furnish a, potion to

the bitter
הַמָּרִ֖ים (ham·mā·rîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4751: Bitter, bitterness, bitterly

water
מֵ֥י (mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

that brings a curse,
הַמְאָֽרֲרִ֑ים (ham·’ā·ră·rîm)
Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 779: To execrate

and it
הַמַּ֥יִם (ham·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

will enter
וּבָ֥אוּ (ū·ḇā·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

her
בָ֛הּ (ḇāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

and cause her bitter
לְמָרִֽים׃ (lə·mā·rîm)
Preposition-l | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4751: Bitter, bitterness, bitterly

suffering.
הַֽמְאָרֲרִ֖ים (ham·’ā·ră·rîm)
Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 779: To execrate
Verse 24. - He shall cause the woman to drink. This is said by anticipation, because she did not really drink it until after the offering (verse 26). 5:11-31 This law would make the women of Israel watch against giving cause for suspicion. On the other hand, it would hinder the cruel treatment such suspicions might occasion. It would also hinder the guilty from escaping, and the innocent from coming under just suspicion. When no proof could be brought, the wife was called on to make this solemn appeal to a heart-searching God. No woman, if she were guilty, could say Amen to the adjuration, and drink the water after it, unless she disbelieved the truth of God, or defied his justice. The water is called the bitter water, because it caused the curse. Thus sin is called an evil and a bitter thing. Let all that meddle with forbidden pleasures, know that they will be bitterness in the latter end. From the whole learn, 1. Secret sins are known to God, and sometimes are strangely brought to light in this life; and that there is a day coming when God will, by Christ, judge the secrets of men according to the gospel, Ro 2:16. 2 In particular, Whoremongers and adulterers God will surely judge. Though we have not now the waters of jealousy, yet we have God's word, which ought to be as great a terror. Sensual lusts will end in bitterness. 3. God will manifest the innocency of the innocent. The same providence is for good to some, and for hurt to others. And it will answer the purposes which God intends.
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