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.
References for Numbers 5:26
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, and she will become accursed2 among her people.
References for Numbers 5:27
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,
References for Numbers 5:29
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.
References for Numbers 5:30
The husband will be innocent of any wrongdoing, but the woman will bear the consequences5 of her sin.' "
References for Numbers 5:31