Exodus 22:17

“If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If her father vtterly refuse to giue her vnto him, he shall pay money according to the dowrie of virgins.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If her father will not give her to him on any account, he will have to give the regular payment for virgins.
- Basic English Bible

If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall weigh money according to the dowry of virgins.
- Darby Bible

If her father shall utterly refuse to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dower of virgins.
- Webster's Bible

If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
- World English Bible

if her father utterly refuse to give her to him, money he doth weigh out according to the dowry of virgins.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(22:16) If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 22:17


22:17 If the father refused, he shall pay money - This shews how ill a thing it is, and by no means to be allowed, that children should marry without their parents consent: even here where the divine law appointed the marriage, both as a punishment to him that had done wrong, and a recompence to her that had suffered wrong, yet there was an express reservation for the father's power; if he denied his consent, it must be no marriage.


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