Deuteronomy 22:15

“Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then shal the father of the damosell, and her mother take, and bring forth the tokens of the damosels virginitie, vnto the Elders of the citie in the gate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

then the girl's father and her mother shall take and bring out the {evidence} of the girl's virginity to the elders of the city at the gate.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then let the girl's father and mother put before the responsible men of the town, in the public place, signs that the girl was a virgin:
- Basic English Bible

then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate;
- Darby Bible

Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity to the elders of the city in the gate:
- Webster's Bible

then shall the father of the young lady, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the young lady's virginity to the elders of the city in the gate;
- World English Bible

`Then hath the father of the damsel -- and her mother -- taken and brought out the tokens of virginity of the damsel unto the elders of the city in the gate,
- Youngs Literal Bible

then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Deuteronomy 22

  • Irene123
    To Ellen Thiede on Deut. 22:5 - an 'abomination' to God is a permanent MORAL law; an abomination does not become obsolete, i.e. The Ten Commandments. The Levitical laws were ceremonial and were for the O.T. dispensation only. Th4se were not carried over into the N.T. God made man and woman; He didn't make man and a 'variable'. :and with God is no variableness of turning."
  • Bible Reader
    DEUTERONOMY 22:5 is a commandment from God not a conviction for a woman not too wear pants and likewise a man not too wear women's apparrel.
    2ND Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
    HEBREWS 12:4 Follow peace with all men, and holiness,without which no man shall see the Lord.
  • Michael C.
    The Law was given as a Schoolmaster, to bring us to Christ. If the Spirit of the LORD be truly in our hearts, then we will never have any controversy with the good and clean and normal; as God made it! The wearing of garments pertaining to the other gender, is abomination to God; just as if one thinks liberty means, freedom from rule. The two different genders compliment each other to God's glory.
  • Ellen Thiede
    It really is hard to tell. In some aspects I think that this is referring mainly to gays. Honestly, though, people... Christians can only live by their convictions. That's why we're Christians in the first place is because of our conviction of God. If we are truly serving, loving and honoring God, he will convict us in those areas he needs to. There are many women serving God who wear pants.
  • Peniel Ojoba
    Jesus Christ didn't abolish anything about the law but his death impacted on all believer the grace to live above the law. For instance, no spirit filled believer can go after his neighbor's wife 'cos the Holy Spirit is there to guide him or her.
  • Lu2677
    Jesus Christ gave us the New Covenant, yes, some things were changed. Amen

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