Deuteronomy 25:3
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.

Berean Study Bible
He may receive no more than forty lashes, lest your brother be beaten any more than that and 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Forty lashes is the most that you can be given, because more than that might make other Israelites think you are worthless.

Good News Translation
He may be given as many as forty lashes, but no more; more than that would humiliate him publicly.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall scourge him with forty stripes in number, they shall not inflict more; for if thou shouldest scourge him with more stripes beyond these stripes, thy brother will be disgraced before 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.
Study Bible
Fairness and Mercy
2If the guilty man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall have him lie down and be flogged in his presence with the number of lashes his crime deserves. 3He may receive no more than forty lashes, lest your brother be beaten any more than that and be degraded in your sight. 4Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.…
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 cattle, as stupid in your sight?

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…

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

Luke 15:30
But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

Luke 18:9-12
And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: …







Lexicon
He may receive
יַכֶּ֖נּוּ (yak·ken·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

no
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

more
יֹסִ֑יף (yō·sîp̄)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment

than forty {lashes},
אַרְבָּעִ֥ים (’ar·bā·‘îm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 705: Forty

lest
פֶּן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 6435: Removal, lest

your brother
אָחִ֖יךָ (’ā·ḥî·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

be beaten
לְהַכֹּת֤וֹ (lə·hak·kō·ṯōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

any more
יֹסִ֨יף (yō·sîp̄)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment

than
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

that
אֵ֙לֶּה֙ (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

and be degraded
וְנִקְלָ֥ה (wə·niq·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7034: To be lightly esteemed or dishonored

in your sight.
לְעֵינֶֽיךָ׃ (lə·‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain
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.
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