Numbers 5:22-27 NIV

22 May this water1 that brings a curse2 enter your body so that your abdomen swells and your thigh wastes away.a " " 'Then the woman is to say, "Amen. So be it.3"

References for Numbers 5:22

    • e 5:22 - Or "body and cause you to be barren and have a miscarrying womb"
      23 " 'The priest is to write these curses on a scroll4 and then wash them off into the bitter water.

      References for Numbers 5:23

      24 He shall have the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and this water will enter her and cause bitter suffering.
      25 The priest is to take from her hands the grain offering for jealousy, wave it before the LORD 5 and bring it to the altar.

      References for Numbers 5:25

      26 The priest is then to take a handful of the grain offering as a memorial offering6 and burn it on the altar; after that, he is to have the woman drink the water.

      References for Numbers 5:26

      27 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,b and she will become accursed7 among her people.

      References for Numbers 5:27

        • f 5:27 - Or "suffering; she will have barrenness and a miscarrying womb"