When they arrive in Jerusalem, the High Court has her sit in its presence while her husband is not present, and they alarm her, frighten her and bring upon her great dread so that she will not [desire to] drink [the bitter water.
They tell her: "My daughter, [we know] that wine has a powerful influence, frivolity has a powerful influence, immaturity has a powerful influence, bad neighbors have a powerful influence. Do not cause [God's] great name, which is written in holiness, to be blotted out in the water."
And they tell her: "There are many who preceded you and were swept away [from the world]. Men of greater and more honorable stature have been overcome by their natural inclination and have faltered." [To emphasize this,] they tell her the story of Judah and Tamar, his daughter-in-law, the simple meaning of the episode concerning Reuben and [Bilhah], his father's concubine, and the story of Amnon and his sister, to make it easier for her to admit [her guilt].
If she says: "I committed adultery," or "I will not drink [the water]," she is to be divorced without receiving [the money due her by virtue of] her ketubah, and the matter is dismissed.