Exodus 22:16
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New International Version
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife.

New Living Translation
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to anyone and has sex with her, he must pay the customary bride price and marry her.

English Standard Version
“If a man seduces a virgin who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price for her and make her his wife.

New American Standard Bible
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

King James Bible
And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and he has sexual relations with her, he must certainly pay the bridal price for her to be his wife.

International Standard Version
"When a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to be married and has sexual relations with her, he must pay her bride price, and she is to become his wife.

NET Bible
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged and has sexual relations with her, he must surely endow her to be his wife.

New Heart English Bible
"If a man entices a virgin who isn't pledged to be married, and lies with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Whenever a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to anyone and has sexual intercourse with her, he must pay the bride-price and marry her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if a man entice a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

New American Standard 1977
“And if a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If a man should entice a virgin that is not betrothed and lie with her, he shall surely endow her and take her to be his wife.

King James 2000 Bible
And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

American King James Version
And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

American Standard Version
And if a man entice a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If a man seduce a virgin not yet espoused, and lie with her: he shall endow her, and have her to wife.

Darby Bible Translation
And if a man seduce a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall certainly endow her, to be his wife.

English Revised Version
And if a man entice a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if a man shall entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

World English Bible
"If a man entices a virgin who isn't pledged to be married, and lies with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

Young's Literal Translation
And when a man doth entice a virgin who is not betrothed, and hath lain with her, he doth certainly endow her to himself for a wife;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
22; 1 - 31 Judicial laws. - The people of God should ever be ready to show mildness and mercy, according to the spirit of these laws. We must answer to God, not only for what we do maliciously, but for what we do heedlessly. Therefore, when we have done harm to our neighbour, we should make restitution, though not compelled by law. Let these scriptures lead our souls to remember, that if the grace of God has indeed appeared to us, then it has taught us, and enabled us so to conduct ourselves by its holy power, that denying ungodliness and wordly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, Titus 2:12. And the grace of God teaches us, that as the Lord is our portion, there is enough in him to satisfy all the desires of our souls.
Study Bible
Laws of Social Responsibility
15"If its owner is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for its hire. 16"If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife. 17"If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.…
Cross References
Matthew 1:18
This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged in marriage to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with Child through the Holy Spirit.

Exodus 22:15
"If its owner is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for its hire.

Deuteronomy 22:28
"If a man finds a girl who is a virgin, who is not engaged, and seizes her and lies with her and they are discovered,

Deuteronomy 22:29
then the man who lay with her shall give to the girl's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall become his wife because he has violated her; he cannot divorce her all his days.
Treasury of Scripture

And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

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