Deuteronomy 25:3
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New International Version
but the judge must not impose more than forty lashes. If the guilty party is flogged more than that, your fellow Israelite will be degraded in your eyes.

New Living Translation
But never give more than forty lashes; more than forty lashes would publicly humiliate your neighbor.

English Standard Version
Forty stripes may be given him, but not more, lest, if one should go on to beat him with more stripes than these, your brother be degraded in your sight.

New American Standard Bible
"He may beat him forty times but no more, so that he does not beat him with many more stripes than these and your brother is not degraded in your eyes.

King James Bible
Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He may be flogged with 40 lashes, but no more. Otherwise, if he is flogged with more lashes than these, your brother will be degraded in your sight."

International Standard Version
But he must not be beaten more than 40 lashes, because if he receives more than 40 lashes, your brother will be humiliated in your eyes.

NET Bible
The judge may sentence him to forty blows, but no more. If he is struck with more than these, you might view your fellow Israelite with contempt.

New Heart English Bible
He may give him forty stripes and no more. Otherwise, if he should go on and beat him with more stripes than these, your brother will be humiliated in your eyes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Forty lashes may be given, but no more. If an Israelite were given more than that, he would be publicly humiliated.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Forty stripes he may give him, he shall not exceed; lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should be dishonoured before thine eyes.

New American Standard 1977
“He may beat him forty times but no more, lest he beat him with many more stripes than these, and your brother be degraded in your eyes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Forty stripes he may give him and not exceed lest if he should exceed and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should be despised before thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him more than these with many stripes, then your brother should seem degraded unto you.

American King James Version
Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then your brother should seem vile to you.

American Standard Version
Forty stripes he may give him, he shall not exceed; lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet so, that they exceed not the number of forty: lest thy brother depart shamefully torn before thy eyes.

Darby Bible Translation
With forty [stripes] shall they beat him; they shall not exceed, lest, if they continue to beat him with many stripes above these, thy brother become despicable in thine eyes.

English Revised Version
Forty stripes he may give him, he shall not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile to thee.

World English Bible
Forty stripes he may give him, he shall not exceed; lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then your brother should seem vile to you.

Young's Literal Translation
forty times he doth smite him -- he is not adding, lest, he is adding to smite him above these -- many stripes, and thy brother is lightly esteemed in thine eyes.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:1-3 Every punishment should be with solemnity, that those who see it may be filled with dread, and be warned not to offend in like manner. And though the criminals must be shamed as well as put to pain, for their warning and disgrace, yet care should be taken that they do not appear totally vile. Happy those who are chastened of the Lord to humble them, that they should not be condemned with the world to destruction.
Study Bible
Laws of Fairness
2then it shall be if the wicked man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall then make him lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of stripes according to his guilt. 3"He may beat him forty times but no more, so that he does not beat him with many more stripes than these and your brother is not degraded in your eyes. 4"You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 11:24
Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one.

Job 18:3
"Why are we regarded as beasts, As stupid in your eyes?
Treasury of Scripture

Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then your brother should seem vile to you.

not exceed

2 Corinthians 11:24,25 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one…

vile unto thee That is, be beaten so cruelly, that, by retaining the marks, he become contemptible in the eyes of his brethren. Amendment, and not this, was the object of the punishment. we should hate despise the sin, but not the sinner.

Job 18:3 Why are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?

Luke 15:30 But as soon as this your son was come, which has devoured your living …

Luke 18:9-12 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves …

James 2:2,3 For if there come to your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly …

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