Deuteronomy 22:25
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English Standard Version
“But if in the open country a man meets a young woman who is betrothed, and the man seizes her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die.

King James Bible
But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die:

American Standard Version
But if the man find the damsel that is betrothed in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her; then the man only that lay with her shall die:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if a man find a damsel that is betrothed, in the field, and taking hold of her, lie with her, he alone shall die:

English Revised Version
But if the man find the damsel that is betrothed in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her; then the man only that lay with her shall die:

Webster's Bible Translation
But if a man shall find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man shall force her, and lie with her; then the man only that lay with her shall die:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The elders, as the magistrates of the place, were then to send for the man who had so calumniated his young wife, and to chastise him (יסּר, as in Deuteronomy 21:18, used to denote bodily chastisement, thought the limitation of the number of strokes to forty save one, may have been a later institution of the schools); and in addition to this they were to impose a fine upon him of 100 shekels of silver, which he was to pay to the father of the young wife for his malicious calumniation of an Israelitish maiden, - twice as much as the seducer of a virgin was to pay to her father for the reproach brought upon him by the humiliation of his daughter (Deuteronomy 22:29); and lastly, they were to deprive the man of the right of divorce from his wife.

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force her, or, take strong hold of her

2 Samuel 13:14 However, he would not listen to her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.

Cross References
Matthew 1:18
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 22:24
then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones, the young woman because she did not cry for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbor's wife. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Deuteronomy 22:26
But you shall do nothing to the young woman; she has committed no offense punishable by death. For this case is like that of a man attacking and murdering his neighbor,

2 Samuel 13:14
But he would not listen to her, and being stronger than she, he violated her and lay with her.

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