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Exodus 21:11

    Exodus 21:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And if he do not these three to her, then shall she go out free without money.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And if he do not these three things unto her, then shall she go out for nothing, without money.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And if he does not do these three things for her, she has the right to go free without payment.

    Webster's Revision

    And if he do not these three things unto her, then shall she go out for nothing, without money.

    World English Bible

    If he doesn't do these three things for her, she may go free without paying any money.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out for nothing, without money.

    Definitions for Exodus 21:11

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 21:11

    These three -

    1. Her food, שארה sheerah, her flesh, for she must not, like a common slave, be fed merely on vegetables.

    2. Her raiment - her private wardrobe, with all occasional necessary additions. And,

    3. The marriage debt - a due proportion of the husband's time and company.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 21:11

    If he do not these three unto her - The words express a choice of one of three things. The man was to give the woman, whom he had purchased from her father, her freedom, unless

    (i) he caused her to be redeemed by a Hebrew master Exodus 21:8; or,

    (ii) gave her to his son, and treated her as a daughter Exodus 21:9; or,

    (iii) in the event of his taking another wife Exodus 21:10, unless he allowed her to retain her place and privileges.

    These rules Exodus 21:7-11 are to be regarded as mitigations of the then existing usages of concubinage.