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.

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.

New King James Version
And he shall make the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and the water that brings the curse shall enter her to become bitter.

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.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
and he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings a curse, and the water that brings the curse will go into her and cause bitterness.

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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the woman shall drink the bitter testing water and the testing waters shall enter into her to test her.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
and has 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.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.









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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

will enter
וּבָ֥אוּ (ū·ḇā·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 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 4751: Bitter, bitterness, bitterly

suffering.
הַֽמְאָרֲרִ֖ים (ham·’ā·ră·rîm)
Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 779: To execrate


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