Deuteronomy 25:8
New International Version
Then the elders of his town shall summon him and talk to him. If he persists in saying, "I do not want to marry her,"

New Living Translation
The elders of the town will then summon him and talk with him. If he still refuses and says, ‘I don’t want to marry her,’

English Standard Version
Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him, and if he persists, saying, ‘I do not wish to take her,’

Berean Study Bible
Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak with him. If he persists and says, “I do not want to marry her,”

King James Bible
Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;

New King James Version
Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him. But if he stands firm and says, ‘I do not want to take her,’

New American Standard Bible
Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And if he persists and says, ‘I do not desire to take her,’

NASB 1995
"Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And if he persists and says, 'I do not desire to take her,'

NASB 1977
“Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And if he persists and says, ‘I do not desire to take her,’

Amplified Bible
Then the elders of his city will summon him and speak to him. And if he stands firm and says, ‘I do not want to marry her,’

Christian Standard Bible
The elders of his city will summon him and speak with him. If he persists and says, ‘I don’t want to marry her,’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The elders of his city will summon him and speak with him. If he persists and says, 'I don't want to marry her,'

American Standard Version
Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand, and say, I like not to take her;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Elders of her town shall call him and they shall speak with him, and if he shall rise and he will say: 'I am not taking her':

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him; and if he stand and say, I will not take her:

Contemporary English Version
The leaders will call the living brother to the town gate and try to persuade him to marry the widow. But if he doesn't change his mind and marry her,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall cause him to be sent for forthwith, and shall ask him. If he answer: I will not take her to wife:

English Revised Version
Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand, and say, I like not to take her;

Good News Translation
Then the town leaders are to summon him and speak to him. If he still refuses to marry her,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the leaders of the city must summon him and talk to him. If he persists in saying that he doesn't want to marry her,

International Standard Version
Then the elders of the city are to summon him and speak with him. If he insists on saying, 'I don't want to marry her,'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him; and if he stand, and say: 'I like not to take her';

Literal Standard Version
and [the] elderly of his city have called for him, and spoken to him, and he has stood and said, I have no desire to take her.

NET Bible
Then the elders of his city must summon him and speak to him. If he persists, saying, "I don't want to marry her,"

New Heart English Bible
Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he stand, and say, "I do not want to take her";

World English Bible
Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he stand, and say, "I don't want to take her;"

Young's Literal Translation
and the elders of his city have called for him, and spoken unto him, and he hath stood and said, I have no desire to take her;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Widowhood and Marriage
7But if the man does not want to marry his brother’s widow, she is to go to the elders at the city gate and say, “My husband’s brother refuses to preserve his brother’s name in Israel. He is not willing to perform the duty of a brother-in-law for me.” 8Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak with him. If he persists and says, “I do not want to marry her,” 9his brother’s widow shall go up to him in the presence of the elders, remove his sandal, spit in his face, and declare, “This is what is done to the man who will not maintain his brother’s line.”…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 25:7
But if the man does not want to marry his brother's widow, she is to go to the elders at the city gate and say, "My husband's brother refuses to preserve his brother's name in Israel. He is not willing to perform the duty of a brother-in-law for me."

Deuteronomy 25:9
his brother's widow shall go up to him in the presence of the elders, remove his sandal, spit in his face, and declare, "This is what is done to the man who will not maintain his brother's line."

Ruth 4:7
Now in former times in Israel, concerning the redemption or exchange of property, to make any matter legally binding a man would remove his sandal and give it to the other party, and this was a confirmation in Israel.


Treasury of Scripture

Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;

I like not

Ruth 4:6
And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the elders
זִקְנֵי־ (ziq·nê-)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2205: Old

of his city
עִיר֖וֹ (‘î·rōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

shall summon
וְקָֽרְאוּ־ (wə·qā·rə·’ū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

him
ל֥וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

and speak
וְדִבְּר֣וּ (wə·ḏib·bə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

with him.
אֵלָ֑יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

If he persists
וְעָמַ֣ד (wə·‘ā·maḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

and says,
וְאָמַ֔ר (wə·’ā·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“I do not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

want
חָפַ֖צְתִּי (ḥā·p̄aṣ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2654: To incline to, to bend, to be pleased with, desire

to marry her,”
לְקַחְתָּֽהּ׃ (lə·qaḥ·tāh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3947: To take


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