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 for Exodus 22:17

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 for Exodus 22:17

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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