New International Version
If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman's virginity can be found,
King James Bible
But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel:
Darby Bible Translation
But if this thing is true, [and] virginity hath not been found with the damsel;
World English Bible
But if this thing be true, that the tokens of virginity were not found in the young lady;
Young's Literal Translation
'And if this thing hath been truth -- tokens of virginity have not been found for the damsel --
Deuteronomy 22:20 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They shall spread the cloth, etc. - A usage of this kind argues a roughness of manners which would ill comport with the refinement of European ideas on so delicate a subject. Attempts have been made to show that the law here is to be understood metaphorically; but they so perfectly fail to establish any thing like probability, that it would be wasting my own and my reader's time to detail them. A custom similar to that above is observed among the Mohammedans to the present day.
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LibrarySpiritual Farming. --No. 2 Ploughing.
There have been during the last few years great improvements in the construction of the plough, but no one dreams of any substitute for it. Ploughing is as necessary as sowing; that is to say, the land must be stirred and prepared for the seed. In heavenly husbandry there are some well-meaning folk who would dispense with the plough, and preach faith without repentance, but only to find that the birds of the air get most of the seed! If there is to be an abiding work there must be conviction of …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
The Story of the Adulteress.
Mothers, Daughters, and Wives in Israel
How Does it Come?
Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
Meanwhile, Jacob's sons had come in from the fields as soon as they heard what had happened. They were shocked and furious, because Shechem had done an outrageous thing in Israel by sleeping with Jacob's daughter--a thing that should not be done.
and this has been brought to your attention, then you must investigate it thoroughly. If it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,
They shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give them to the young woman's father, because this man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name. She shall continue to be his wife; he must not divorce her as long as he lives.
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