The priest is then to take a handful of the grain offering as a memorial offering1 and burn it on the altar; after that, he is to have the woman drink the water.
If she has defiled herself and been unfaithful to her husband, then when she is made to drink the water that brings a curse, it will go into her and cause bitter suffering; her abdomen will swell and her thigh waste away,a and she will become accursed2 among her people.
If, however, the woman has not defiled herself and is free from impurity, she will be cleared of guilt and will be able to have children.
" 'This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray3 and defiles herself while married to her husband,
or when feelings of jealousy4 come over a man because he suspects his wife. The priest is to have her stand before the LORD and is to apply this entire law to her.
The husband will be innocent of any wrongdoing, but the woman will bear the consequences5 of her sin.' "