DEUTERONOMY 22:28

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;”

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Deuteronomy 22:28 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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If כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed If
a man אִ֗ישׁ 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 damsel נַֽעֲרָ֤ A girl (from infancy to adolescence) damsel
that is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a virgin, בְתוּלָה֙ A virgin (from her privacy); sometimes (by continuation) a bride; also (figuratively) a city or state virgin
which אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
is not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
betrothed, אֹרָ֔שָׂה To promise to marry betrothed
and lay hold וּתְפָשָׂ֖הּ To manipulate, i.e., seize; chiefly to capture, wield, specifically, to overlay; figuratively, to use unwarrantably lay hold
on 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, and they be found; וְנִמְצָֽאוּ׃ 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 found

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  • 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.

  • 28  If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;

  • 29  Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

  • 30  A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.




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