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Exodus 22:16-17 English Standard Version (ESV)

Laws About Social Justice

16 “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. 17 If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the bride-price for virgins.

Footnotes:

  1. Exodus 22:16 Or a girl of marriageable age; also verse 17
  2. Exodus 22:16 Or engagement present; also verse 17
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Exodus 22:16-17 New International Version (NIV)

Social Responsibility

16 “If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife. 17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.

New International Version (NIV)

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Exodus 22:16-17 King James Version (KJV)

16 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

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