Deuteronomy Chapter 25
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5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.
7 And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.
9 Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house.
11 When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets:
19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.
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Matthew Henry's Deuteronomy Chapter 25 Bible commentary...
Extent of punishment. (1-3) The ox that treadeth the corn. (4) Marriage of a brother's wife. (5-12) Of unjust weights. (13-16) War against Amalek. (17-19)1-3 Every punishment should be with solemnity, that those who see it may be filled with dread, and be warned not to offend in like manner. And though the criminals must be shamed as well as put to pain, for their warning and disgrace, yet care should be taken that they do not appear totally vile. Happy those who are chastened of the Lord to humble them, that they should not be condemned with the world to destruction.
4 This is a charge to husbandmen. It teaches us to make much of the animals that serve us. But we must learn, not only to be just, but kind to all who are employed for the good of our better part, our souls, #1Co 9:9|.
5-12 The custom here regulated seems to have been in the Jewish law in order to keep inheritances distinct; now it is unlawful.
13-16 Dishonest gain always brings a curse on men's property, families, and souls. Happy those who judge themselves, repent of and forsake their sins, and put away evil things, that they may not be condemned of the Lord.
17-19 Let every persecutor and injurer of God's people take warning from the case of the Amalekites. The longer it is before judgement comes, the more dreadful will it be at last. Amalek may remind us of the foes of our souls. May we be enabled to slay all our lusts, all the corruptions both within and without, all the powers of darkness and of the world, which oppose our way to the blessed Saviour.
Luvo's Deuteronomy Chapter 25 comment about verse 17 on 12/22/2011, 9:23am...
Two things:1.I see Amalek as satan and that,the chance he gets he uses it to kill us.So when we sin against God we open that chance for satan.And when we do so,he starts from our week points up to our strong holds.2.The Israelites are urged to remember Amalek,but God is directing the children of Isreal not to what Amalik did but to what brought the feirce attack of Amalek"their sin".They tampted God and sin against Hin,hence the place was called Massa and Merriba.
James's Deuteronomy Chapter 25 comment on 11/16/2011, 9:41pm...
What I have found out about the meaning of Deueronomy 25: 11-12.
After searching some commentaries I believe there are two answers to your questions.
The first, it seemed to be well known to people of those times, that not in battle, or in any other similar case,
A man's private parts were not to be touched.
She may have used bad judgment, or in her hast to help free her husband from harm forgot that it was a forbidden act.
The second, is described as a passion, there are some who really enjoy hurting another human in a sexual manner.
Either one at that time would have been considered a crime.
I hope this might help you, and please keep studying the bible.
May God Bless? KJV
Anonymous's Deuteronomy Chapter 25 comment on 7/25/2011, 11:53pm...
I agree. It does not make sense that they would kill her for saving her husband, but back then women were not thought of as thinking feeling individuals, but more like menís property. This is outlined in that she had to marry her husband's brother. This all began to change when Jesus was born, read up on Mary Magdalene for more.
Anonymous's Deuteronomy Chapter 25 comment on 2/09/2011, 1:11pm...
verse 11 and 12 why will they cut off her hand for saving her husbands life? this makes no sense
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