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28 “If a man finds a young woman, a virgin who is not engaged, and he seizes her and he has sex with her[a] and they are caught, 29 then the man who lay with her[b] shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall become his wife[c] because[d] he violated her, and he is not allowed to divorce her during his lifetime.[e] 30 [f] A man may not take the wife of his father, and so he may not dishonor his father.[g]

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 22:28 Literally “he lies with her”
  2. Deuteronomy 22:29 Literally “the man the one lying with her”
  3. Deuteronomy 22:29 Literally “for/as a wife”
  4. Deuteronomy 22:29 Literally “in place of”
  5. Deuteronomy 22:29 Literally “all of his days”
  6. Deuteronomy 22:30 Deuteronomy 22:30–23:25 in the English Bible is 23:1–26 in the Hebrew Bible
  7. Deuteronomy 22:30 Literally “not he may reveal the skirt of the garment of his father”

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