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Deuteronomy 24:5

    Deuteronomy 24:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he has taken.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When a man taketh a new wife, he shall not go out in the host, neither shall he be charged with any business: he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer his wife whom he hath taken.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A newly married man will not have to go out with the army or undertake any business, but may be free for one year, living in his house for the comfort of his wife.

    Webster's Revision

    When a man taketh a new wife, he shall not go out in the host, neither shall he be charged with any business: he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer his wife whom he hath taken.

    World English Bible

    When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out in the army, neither shall he be assigned any business: he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer his wife whom he has taken.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When a man taketh a new wife, he shall not go out in the host, neither shall he be charged with any business: he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer his wife which he hath taken.

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 24:5

    Charged - Burdened; weighed down.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 24:5

    When a man hath taken a new wife - Other people made a similar provision for such circumstances. Alexander ordered those of his soldiers who had married that year to spend the winter with their wives, while the army was in winter quarters. See Arrian, lib. i.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 24:5

    24:5 Business - Any publick office or employment, which may cause an absence from or neglect of his wife. One year - That their affections may be firmly settled, so as there may be no occasions for the divorces last mentioned.