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
    April - I read my post about pants again; I'd forgotten it. I personally take Deut. 22:5 for myself. I do not judge other women. The reason I wear only midi to maxi skirts is - I want to do His will. What other women do is between them and Jesus. I was a backslider for34 yrs. and He kept me. He could have let me go at any time. I'll do anything He asks of me, Matt. 22:37
  • Lu2677
    Wayne,You advised April not to ask questions of humans.Yet, you answer many questions here.The task is to "test all spirits".The only way to test a spirit is using the knowledge of God's word.Asking a question of someone is not wrong, but after they answer, test it against his word. The Holy Spirit teaches all things.If you are grounded in the word, the truth will set you free. Christ is Truth.
  • Bruce
    April: Wearing pants is ok, just not painted on. The issue is about one dressing to look like a male or female. I thought maybe we should all wear robes,but whatever you wear someone will complain. I see a lot of women wear way to short or sheer (do they still make slips), clothing. A couple of girls,well the pants looked like pajamas. The Lord looks at your Heart.
  • Wayne
    April, take all questions to Jesus and He will answer them. Don't rely on humans for not all adhere to the scriptures.
  • April
    I have a question,I see IRENE 123 posted about wearing pants,and it got me thinking,would it be considered a I guess GUY clothing?,I mean when I was younger I was a tom boy,lol,eww to dresses,but now I like to wear long skirts and long dresses,I am more conservative,I tried wearing skinny miny but,it wasn't very becoming,all due to what was hip lol,but as I got older I like to wear jeans.



  • Irene123
    Women like their pants. When they first became more popular in the late 60's it took just a VERY FEW yrs., less than 5, before ALL women, young and seniors, were wearing them. And many mother's didn't even bother buying dresses anymore for their daus. But, we are not to openly judge anyone for anything; their lives are between them and God. God IS love and we are to ONLY show His love.

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