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Matthew 22:24

    Matthew 22:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    saying, Teacher, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Master, Moses said, If a man, at the time of his death, has no children, let his brother take his wife, and get a family for his brother;

    Webster's Revision

    saying, Teacher, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

    World English Bible

    saying, "Teacher, Moses said, 'If a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed for his brother.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 22:24

    Raise up seed unto his brother - This law is mentioned Deuteronomy 25:5. The meaning of the expression is, that the children produced by this marriage should be reckoned in the genealogy of the deceased brother, and enjoy his estates. The word seed should be always translated children or posterity. There is a law precisely similar to this among the Hindoos.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 22:24

    Saying, Master, Moses said ... - Deuteronomy 25:5-6. This law was given by Moses in order to keep the families and tribes of the Israelites distinct, and to perpetuate them.

    Raise up seed unto his brother - That is, the children shall be reckoned in the genealogy of the deceased brother; or, to all civil purposes, shall be considered as his.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 22:24

    22:24 Deut 25:5.