Deuteronomy 24:5
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New International Version
If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.

King James Bible
When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

Darby Bible Translation
When a man hath newly taken a wife, he shall not go out with the army, neither shall any kind of business be imposed upon him; he shall be free for his house one year, and shall gladden his wife whom he hath taken.

World English Bible
When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out in the army, neither shall he be assigned any business: he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer his wife whom he has taken.

Young's Literal Translation
When a man taketh a new wife, he doth not go out into the host, and one doth not pass over unto him for anything; free he is at his own house one year, and hath rejoiced his wife whom he hath taken.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When a man hath taken a new wife - Other people made a similar provision for such circumstances. Alexander ordered those of his soldiers who had married that year to spend the winter with their wives, while the army was in winter quarters. See Arrian, lib. i.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a man

Deuteronomy 20:7 And what man is there that has betrothed a wife, and has not taken her? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle...

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall join to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Matthew 19:4-6 And he answered and said to them, Have you not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female...

Mark 10:6-9 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female...

1 Corinthians 7:10-15 And to the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband...

Ephesians 5:28,29 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself...

Titus 2:4,5 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children...

neither, etc. [heb] not any thing shall pass upon him
cheer up

Proverbs 5:18 Let your fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of your youth.

Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of the life of your vanity, which he has given you under the sun...

1 Corinthians 7:29 But this I say, brothers, the time is short: it remains, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

Library
The vineyard Labourers.
"For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the market-place, and said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
William Arnot—The Parables of Our Lord

On the Journey to Jerusalem - Departure from Ephraim by Way of Samaria and Galilee - Healing of Ten Lepers - Prophetic Discourse of the Coming
The brief time of rest and quiet converse with His disciples in the retirement of Ephraim was past, and the Saviour of men prepared for His last journey to Jerusalem. All the three Synoptic Gospels mark this, although with varying details. [4875] From the mention of Galilee by St. Matthew, and by St. Luke of Samaria and Galilee - or more correctly, between (along the frontiers of) Samaria and Galilee,' we may conjecture that, on leaving Ephraim, Christ made a very brief detour along the northern
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Luke 14:20
"Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'

Deuteronomy 20:7
Has anyone become pledged to a woman and not married her? Let him go home, or he may die in battle and someone else marry her."

Deuteronomy 24:6
Do not take a pair of millstones--not even the upper one--as security for a debt, because that would be taking a person's livelihood as security.

Proverbs 5:18
May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.

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