Deuteronomy 21:19
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English Standard Version
then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives,

King James Bible
Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

American Standard Version
then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall take him and bring him to the ancients of his city, and to the gate of judgment,

English Revised Version
then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

Webster's Bible Translation
Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out to the elders of his city, and to the gate of his place;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the woman was taken home to the house of the man who had loved her, she was to shave her head, and make, i.e., cut, her nails (cf. 2 Samuel 19:25), - both customary signs of purification (on this signification of the cutting of the hair, see Leviticus 14:8 and Numbers 8:7), - as symbols of her passing out of the state of a slave, and of her reception into the fellowship of the covenant nation. This is perfectly obvious in her laying aside her prisoner's clothes. After putting off the signs of captivity, she was to sit (dwell) in the house, and bewail her father and mother for a month, i.e., console herself for her separation from her parents, whom she had lost, that she might be able to forget her people and her father's house (Psalm 45:11), and give herself up henceforth in love to her husband with an undivided heart. The intention of these laws was not to protect the woman against any outbreak of rude passion on the part of the man, but rather to give her time and leisure to loosen herself inwardly from the natural fellowship of her nation and kindred, and to acquire affection towards the fellowship of the people of God, into which she had entered against her will, that her heart might cherish love to the God of Israel, who had given her favour in the eyes of her master, and had taken from her the misery and reproach of slavery. But her master becoming her husband, she entered into the rights of a daughter of Israel, who had been sold by her father to a man to be his wife (Exodus 21:7.). If after this her husband should find no pleasure in her, he was to let her go לנפשׁהּ, i.e., at her free will, and not sell her for money (cf. Exodus 21:8). "Thou shalt not put constraint upon her, because thou hast humbled her." התעמּר, which only occurs again in Deuteronomy 24:7, probably signifies to throw oneself upon a person, to practise violence towards him (cf. Ges. thes. p. 1046).

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Deuteronomy 21:2 Then your elders and your judges shall come forth, and they shall measure to the cities which are round about him that is slain:

Deuteronomy 16:18 Judges and officers shall you make you in all your gates, which the LORD your God gives you, throughout your tribes...

Deuteronomy 25:7 And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate to the elders, and say...

Zechariah 13:3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say to him...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 21:18
"If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them,

Deuteronomy 21:20
and they shall say to the elders of his city, 'This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.'

Jeremiah 38:7
When Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch who was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern--the king was sitting in the Benjamin Gate--

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