Exodus 22:16
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New American Standard Bible
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

King James Bible
And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

Darby Bible Translation
And if a man seduce a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall certainly endow her, to be his wife.

World English Bible
"If a man entices a virgin who isn't pledged to be married, and lies with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

Young's Literal Translation
And when a man doth entice a virgin who is not betrothed, and hath lain with her, he doth certainly endow her to himself for a wife;

Exodus 22:16 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

See the marginal references.

Exodus 22:16 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Parable of the Importunate Widow.
^C Luke XVIII. 1-8. ^c 1 And he spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2 saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, and regarded not man [an utterly abandoned character]: 3 and there was a widow in that city; and she came oft unto him, saying, Avenge me of [rather, Do justice to me as to] mine adversary. [In Scripture language widowhood is symbolic of defenselessness (Ex. xxii. 22-24; Deut. x. 18; xxvii. 19; Mal. iii. 5; Mark xii. 40),
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Appeal to the Christian Women of the South
BY A.E. GRIMKE. "Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not within thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place: but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this. And Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer:--and so will I go in unto the king,
Angelina Emily Grimke—An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South

Cross References
Matthew 1:18
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.

Exodus 22:15
"If its owner is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for its hire.

Deuteronomy 22:28
"If a man finds a girl who is a virgin, who is not engaged, and seizes her and lies with her and they are discovered,

Deuteronomy 22:29
then the man who lay with her shall give to the girl's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall become his wife because he has violated her; he cannot divorce her all his days.

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