وَٱلْخَـٰمِسَةَ أَنَّ غَضَبَ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْهَآ إِن كَانَ مِنَ ٱلصَّـٰدِقِينَ
Asad Quran Translation
and the fifth [time], that God's curse be upon her if he is telling the truth.10
Thus, the husband's accusation is to be regarded as proven if the wife refuses to take an oath to the contrary, and disproved if she solemnly sets her word against his. Inasmuch as this procedure, which is called li'an ("oath of condemnation"), leaves the question of guilt legally undecided, both parties are absolved of all the legal consequences otherwise attending upon adultery - resp. an unproven accusation of adultery - the only consequence being a mandatory divorce.
Malik Quran Translation
and the fifth time calls down the wrath of Allah on herself if his charge is true.
Yusuf Ali Quran Translation
And the fifth (oath) should be that she solemnly invokes the wrath of Allah on herself if (her accuser) is telling the truth.
Mustafa Khattab Quran Translation
and a fifth oath that Allah may be displeased with her if he is telling the truth.1
This ruling is called li’ân in Islamic legal system. Once the husband and the wife swear each five times, as specified in 24:6-9, the marriage is terminated forever—which means that they can never be remarried.
Piktal Quran Translation
And a fifth (time) that the wrath of Allah be upon her if he speaketh truth.
Waalkhamisata anna ghadaba Allahi AAalayha in kana mina alssadiqeena