Deuteronomy 25:11
New International Version
If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts,

New Living Translation
“If two Israelite men get into a fight and the wife of one tries to rescue her husband by grabbing the testicles of the other man,

English Standard Version
“When men fight with one another and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts,

Berean Study Bible
If two men are fighting, and the wife of one steps in to rescue her husband from the one striking him, and she reaches out her hand and grabs his genitals,

King James Bible
When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets:

New King James Version
“If two men fight together, and the wife of one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of the one attacking him, and puts out her hand and seizes him by the genitals,

New American Standard Bible
“If two men, a man and his countryman, have a fight with each other, and the wife of one comes up to save her husband from the hand of the one who is hitting him, and she reaches out with her hand and grasps that man’s genitals,

NASB 1995
"If two men, a man and his countryman, are struggling together, and the wife of one comes near to deliver her husband from the hand of the one who is striking him, and puts out her hand and seizes his genitals,

NASB 1977
“If two men, a man and his countryman, are struggling together, and the wife of one comes near to deliver her husband from the hand of the one who is striking him, and puts out her hand and seizes his genitals,

Amplified Bible
“If [two] men, a man and his countryman, are fighting and the wife of one approaches to rescue her husband from the man who is striking him, and she reaches out with her hand and grabs the aggressor’s genitals,

Christian Standard Bible
“If two men are fighting with each other, and the wife of one steps in to rescue her husband from the one striking him, and she puts out her hand and grabs his genitals,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If two men are fighting with each other, and the wife of one steps in to rescue her husband from the one striking him, and she puts out her hand and grabs his genitals,

American Standard Version
When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when a man and his brother fight with one another and the wife of one of them will come near to save her husband from the hands of him who is fighting with him, and she reaches her hand and she seizes on his genitals

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if men should strive together, a man with his brother, and the wife of one of them should advance to rescue her husband out of the hand of him that smites him, and she should stretch forth her hand, and take hold of his private parts;

Contemporary English Version
If two men are fighting, and the wife of one man tries to rescue her husband by grabbing the other man's private parts,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If two men have words together, and one begin to fight against the other, and the other's wife willing to deliver her husband out of the hand of the stronger, shall put forth her hand, and take him by the secrets,

English Revised Version
When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets:

Good News Translation
"If two men are having a fight and the wife of one tries to help her husband by grabbing hold of the other man's genitals,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what you must do when two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from the man who is beating him. If she tries to stop the fight by grabbing the other man's genitals,

International Standard Version
"If two men are fighting together, and the wife of one comes to rescue her husband from the grasp of his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes his genitals,

JPS Tanakh 1917
When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets;

Literal Standard Version
When men strive together with one another, and the wife of one has drawn near to deliver her husband out of the hand of his striker, and has put forth her hand, and laid hold on his private parts,

NET Bible
If two men get into a hand-to-hand fight, and the wife of one of them gets involved to help her husband against his attacker, and she reaches out her hand and grabs his genitals,

New Heart English Bible
When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draws near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him who strikes him, and puts forth her hand, and takes him by the private parts;

World English Bible
When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draws near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him who strikes him, and puts forth her hand, and takes him by the secrets;

Young's Literal Translation
'When men strive together, one with another, and the wife of the one hath drawn near to deliver her husband out of the hand of his smiter, and hath put forth her hand, and laid hold on his secrets,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Widowhood and Marriage
10And his family name in Israel will be called “The House of the Unsandaled.” 11If two men are fighting, and the wife of one steps in to rescue her husband from the one striking him, and she reaches out her hand and grabs his genitals, 12you are to cut off her hand. You must show her no pity.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 25:10
And his family name in Israel will be called "The House of the Unsandaled."

Deuteronomy 25:12
you are to cut off her hand. You must show her no pity.


Treasury of Scripture

When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draws near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smites him, and puts forth her hand, and takes him by the secrets:

to deliver her husband

Romans 3:8
And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.

1 Timothy 2:9
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;









Verses 11, 12. - But though the childless widow might thus approach and lay hold on the man, no license was thus granted to women to pass beyond the bounds of decency in their approaches to the other sex. Hence the prohibition in these verses. The severe sentence here prescribed was by the rabbins commuted into a fine of the value of the hand.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

two men
אֲנָשִׁ֤ים (’ă·nā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

are fighting,
יִנָּצ֨וּ (yin·nā·ṣū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5327: To go forth, to be expelled, desolate, to lay waste, to quarrel

and the wife
אֵ֣שֶׁת (’ê·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

of one
הָֽאֶחָ֔ד (hā·’e·ḥāḏ)
Article | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

steps in
וְקָֽרְבָה֙ (wə·qā·rə·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

to rescue
לְהַצִּ֥יל (lə·haṣ·ṣîl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

her husband
אִישָׁ֖הּ (’îš·šāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

from
מִיַּ֣ד (mî·yaḏ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

the one striking him,
מַכֵּ֑הוּ (mak·kê·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

and she reaches out
וְשָׁלְחָ֣ה (wə·šā·lə·ḥāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

her hand
יָדָ֔הּ (yā·ḏāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

and grabs
וְהֶחֱזִ֖יקָה (wə·he·ḥĕ·zî·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

his genitals,
בִּמְבֻשָֽׁיו׃ (bim·ḇu·šāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4016: Private parts, genitalia


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