Deuteronomy 22:15
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New International Version
then the young woman's father and mother shall bring to the town elders at the gate proof that she was a virgin.

New Living Translation
Then the woman's father and mother must bring the proof of her virginity to the elders as they hold court at the town gate.

English Standard Version
then the father of the young woman and her mother shall take and bring out the evidence of her virginity to the elders of the city in the gate.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James 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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the young woman's father and mother will take the evidence of her virginity and bring it to the city elders at the gate.

International Standard Version
Then the father of the young lady, along with her mother, is to bring evidence of the young lady's virginity to the elders at the gate.

NET Bible
Then the father and mother of the young woman must produce the evidence of virginity for the elders of the city at the gate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The girl's father and mother must go to the city gate where the leaders of the city are and submit the evidence that their daughter was a virgin.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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 2000 Bible
Then shall the father of the young woman, and her mother, take and bring forth the evidence of the young woman's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate:

American King James Version
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:

American Standard Version
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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Her father and mother shall take her, and shall bring with them the tokens of her virginity to the ancients of the city that are in the gate:

Darby Bible Translation
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;

English Revised Version
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:

Webster's Bible Translation
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:

World English 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;

Young's Literal Translation
'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,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:13-30 These and the like regulations might be needful then, and yet it is not necessary that we should curiously examine respecting them. The laws relate to the seventh commandment, laying a restraint upon fleshly lusts which war against the soul.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then shall the father and the mother of the damsel take,.... Power from the court, according to the Targum of Jonathan; having leave and licence granted them to do what follows, these were to, and would, concern themselves in such an affair, partly for the credit and reputation of their child, and partly for their own honour, who were in danger, as Jarchi observes, of coming into contempt for their ill education of her:

and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity; the sheet she lay in when she first bedded with her husband, in her parents' possession, and kept by them as a witness of her purity, should there ever be any occasion for it: and which were to be brought

unto the elders of the city in the gate; which sat in the gate of the city to try causes: the Targum of Jonathan calls it the gate of the sanhedrim, or court of judicature; and, according to Maimonides (q), this court was the court of twenty three judges; for this was a capital crime accused of, a cause relating to life and death, which could not be heard and tried in a lesser court.

(q) Hilchot Naarah Betulah, c. 3. sect. 3.



Deuteronomy 22:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Marriage Violations
14and charges her with shameful deeds and publicly defames her, and says, 'I took this woman, but when I came near her, I did not find her a virgin,' 15then 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. 16"The girl's father shall say to the elders, 'I gave my daughter to this man for a wife, but he turned against her;…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 22:14
and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, "I married this woman, but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity,"

Deuteronomy 22:16
Her father will say to the elders, "I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her.
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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:

Deuteronomy 22:19 And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and give …

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