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Deuteronomy 22:25

    Deuteronomy 22:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But if the man find the damsel that is betrothed in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her; then the man only that lay with her shall die:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But if the man, meeting such a virgin in the open country, takes her by force, then only the man is to be put to death;

    Webster's Revision

    But if the man find the damsel that is betrothed in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her; then the man only that lay with her shall die:

    World English Bible

    But if the man find the lady who is pledged to be married in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her; then the man only who lay with her shall die:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But if the man find the damsel that is betrothed in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her; then the man only that lay with her shall die:

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 22:25

    Betrothed - To be engaged.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 22:25

    And the man force her - A rape also, by these ancient institutions, was punished with death, because a woman's honor was considered equally as precious as her life; therefore the same punishment was inflicted on the ravisher as upon the murderer. This offense is considered in the same point of view in the British laws, and by them also it is punished with death.