Laws About Social Justice

16 (A)“If a man seduces a virgin[a] who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price[b] for her and make her his wife.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 22:16 Or a girl of marriageable age; also verse 17
  2. Exodus 22:16 Or engagement present; also verse 17

28 (A)“If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, 29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days.

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And when Shechem the son of (A)Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he seized her and lay with her and humiliated her. And his soul was drawn to Dinah the daughter of Jacob. He loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her. So Shechem (B)spoke to his father Hamor, saying, “Get me this girl for my wife.”

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