Deuteronomy 25:8

“Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Deuteronomy 25:8

Then the Elders of his citie shall call him and speake vnto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And {if} he persists and says, 'I do not desire to take her,'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand, and say, I like not to take her;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the responsible men of the town will send for the man, and have talk with him: and if he still says, I will not take her;
- Basic English Bible

Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak unto him; and if he stand to it and say, I like not to take her;
- Darby Bible

Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he shall stand to it, and say, I like not to take her,
- Webster's Bible

Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he stand, and say, "I don't want to take her;"
- World English Bible

and the elders of his city have called for him, and spoken unto him, and he hath stood and said, I have no desire to take her;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him; and if he stand, and say: 'I like not to take her';
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Deuteronomy 25:8

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 25:8


25:6 That his name be not put out - That a family be not lost. So this was a provision that the number of their families might not be diminished.

25:9 Loose his shoe - As a sign of his resignation of all his right to the woman, and to her husband's inheritance: for as the shoe was a sign of one's power and right, #Psa 60:8 108:9|, so the parting with the shoe was a token of the alienation of such right; and as a note of infamy, to signify that by this disingenuous action he was unworthy to be amongst free - men, and fit to be reduced to the condition of the meanest servants, who used to go barefoot, #Isa 20:2|,4.

25:10 His name - That is, his person, and his posterity also. So it was a lasting blot.


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