Deuteronomy 21:15

“If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Deuteronomy 21:15

ΒΆ If a man haue two wiues, one beloued and another hated, and they haue borne him children, both the beloned, and the hated: and if the first borne sonne be hers that was hated:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If a man has two wives, the one loved and the other unloved, and {both} the loved and the unloved have borne him sons, if the firstborn son belongs to the unloved,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If a man have two wives, the one beloved, and the other hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the first-born son be hers that was hated;
- American Standard Version (1901)

If a man has two wives, one greatly loved and the other hated, and the two of them have had children by him; and if the first son is the child of the hated wife:
- Basic English Bible

If a man have two wives, one beloved, and one hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated, and the firstborn son be hers that was hated;
- Darby Bible

If a man shall have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the first-born son be hers that was hated:
- Webster's Bible

If a man have two wives, the one beloved, and the other hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers who was hated;
- World English Bible

`When a man hath two wives, the one loved and the other hated, and they have borne to him sons (the loved one and the hated one), and the first-born son hath been to the hated one;
- Youngs Literal Bible

If a man have two wives, the one beloved, and the other hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the first-born son be hers that was hated;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Deuteronomy 21:15

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 21:15


21:15 Two wives - This practice, though tolerated, is not hereby made lawful; but only provision is made for the children in this case. Hated - Comparatively, that is, less loved.


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