Deuteronomy 25:6
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English Standard Version
And the first son whom she bears shall succeed to the name of his dead brother, that his name may not be blotted out of Israel.

King James Bible
And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel.

American Standard Version
And it shall be, that the first-born that she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother that is dead, that his name be not blotted out of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the first son he shall have of her he shall call by his name, that his name be not abolished out of Israel.

English Revised Version
And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not blotted out of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it shall be, that the first-born which she beareth, shall succeed in the name of his brother who is dead, that his name may not become extinct in Israel.

Deuteronomy 25:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Directions to allow strangers, widows, and orphans to glean in time of harvest (as in Leviticus 19:9-10, and Leviticus 23:22). The reason is given in Deuteronomy 24:22, viz., the same as in Deuteronomy 24:18 and Deuteronomy 15:15.

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the first-born

Genesis 28:8-10 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father...

that his name

Deuteronomy 9:14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven...

Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man...

Ruth 4:10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead on his inheritance...

Psalm 9:5 You have rebuked the heathen, you have destroyed the wicked, you have put out their name for ever and ever.

Psalm 109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

brother's wife. or, next kinsman's wife
go up

Deuteronomy 21:19 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;

Ruth 4:1-7 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spoke came by; to whom he said, Ho...

Cross References
Genesis 38:8
Then Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother."

Genesis 38:9
But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his. So whenever he went in to his brother's wife he would waste the semen on the ground, so as not to give offspring to his brother.

Ruth 4:5
Then Boaz said, "The day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you also acquire Ruth the Moabite, the widow of the dead, in order to perpetuate the name of the dead in his inheritance."

Ruth 4:10
Also Ruth the Moabite, the widow of Mahlon, I have bought to be my wife, to perpetuate the name of the dead in his inheritance, that the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brothers and from the gate of his native place. You are witnesses this day."

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