Deuteronomy 21:19

“Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out vnto the Elders of his citie, and vnto the gate of his place:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

then his father and mother shall seize him, and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gateway of his hometown.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then let his father and mother take him to the responsible men of the town, to the public place;
- Basic English Bible

then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
- Darby Bible

Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out to the elders of his city, and to the gate of his place;
- Webster's Bible

then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out to the elders of his city, and to the gate of his place;
- World English Bible

then laid hold on him have his father and his mother, and they have brought him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place,
- Youngs Literal Bible

then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 21:19


21:19 His father and mother - The consent of both is required to prevent the abuse of this law to cruelty. And it cannot reasonably be supposed that both would agree without the son's abominable and incorrigible wickedness, in which case it seems a righteous law, because the crime of rebellion against his own parents did so fully signify what a pernicious member he would be in the commonwealth of Israel, who had dissolved all his natural obligations. Unto the elders - Which was a sufficient caution to preserve children from the malice of any hard - hearted parents, because these elders were first to examine the cause with all exactness, and then to pronounce the sentence.


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