DEUTERONOMY 22:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die:”

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Deuteronomy 22:25 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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But if וְֽאִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not if
a man הָאִ֗ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
find יִמְצָ֣א Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present find
a betrothed הַמְאֹ֣רָשָׂ֔ה To promise to marry betrothed
damsel הַֽנַּעֲרָ֙ A girl (from infancy to adolescence) damsel
in the field, בַּשָּׂדֶ֞ה A field (as flat) field
and the man הָאִ֖ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
force וְהֶחֱזִֽיק To fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer force
her, and lie וְשָׁכַ֣ב To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose) lie
with עִמָּ֑הּ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
her: then the man הָאִ֛ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) then man
only לְבַדּֽוֹ׃ Properly, separation; by implication, a part of the body, branch of a tree, bar for carrying; figuratively, chief of a city; especially (with prepositional prefix) as an adverb, apart, only, besides only
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
lay שָׁכַ֥ב To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose) lay
with עִמָּ֖הּ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
her shall die: וּמֵ֗ת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill die

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  • 23  If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;

  • 24  Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.

  • 25  But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die:

  • 26  But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so is this matter:

  • 27  For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.




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