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28-29 If a man rapes a girl who is not engaged and is caught in the act, he must pay a fine[a] to the girl’s father and marry her; he may never divorce her. 30 A man shall not sleep with his father’s widow[b] since she belonged to his father.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 22:28 he must pay a fine, literally, “shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver.”
  2. Deuteronomy 22:30 his father’s widow, literally, “his father’s wife.” The general law against adultery protected her and other wives while their husbands were living.

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