New International Version
Her father will say to the elders, "I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her.
King James Bible
And the damsel's father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her;
Darby Bible Translation
and the damsel's father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man as wife, and he hates her;
World English Bible
and the young lady's father shall tell the elders, "I gave my daughter to this man to wife, and he hates her;
Young's Literal Translation
and the father of the damsel hath said unto the elders, My daughter I have given to this man for a wife, and he doth hate her;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Tokens of the damsel's virginity - This was a perfectly possible case in all places where girls were married at ten, twelve, and fourteen years of age, which is frequent in the East. I have known several instances of persons having had two or three children at separate births before they were fourteen years of age. Such tokens, therefore, as the text speaks of, must be infallibly exhibited by females so very young on the consummation of their marriage.
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Deuteronomy 22:17 and behold, he has charged her with shameful deeds, saying, "I did not find your daughter a virgin." But this is the evidence of my daughter's virginity.' And they shall spread the garment before the elders of the city.
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If a man takes a wife and, after sleeping with her, dislikes her
then the young woman's father and mother shall bring to the town elders at the gate proof that she was a virgin.
Now he has slandered her and said, 'I did not find your daughter to be a virgin.' But here is the proof of my daughter's virginity." Then her parents shall display the cloth before the elders of the town,
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