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Deuteronomy 21:11

    Deuteronomy 21:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And see among the captives a beautiful woman, and have a desire to her, that you would have her to your wife;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and thou hast a desire unto her, and wouldest take her to thee to wife;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If among the prisoners you see a beautiful woman and it is your desire to make her your wife;

    Webster's Revision

    and seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and thou hast a desire unto her, and wouldest take her to thee to wife;

    World English Bible

    and see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you have a desire to her, and would take her to you as wife;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and thou hast a desire unto her, and wouldest take her to thee to wife;

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 21:11

    And seest - a beautiful woman - No forcible possession was allowed even in this case, when the woman was taken in war, and was, by the general consent of ancient nations, adjudged as a part of the spoils. The person to whose lot or share such a woman as is here described fell, might, if he chose, have her for a wife on certain conditions; but he was not permitted to use her under any inferior character.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 21:11

    21:11 Hast a desire unto her - Or, hast taken delight in her: which may be a modest expression for lying with her, and seems probable, because it is said, De 21:14, that he had humbled her. And here seem to be two cases supposed, and direction given what to do in both of them, that he did desire to marry her, of which he speaks, De 21:11 - 13. that he did not desire this, of which he speaks, De 21:14.