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“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.”

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Deuteronomy 22:29 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Then the man הָאִ֨ישׁ 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
that lay הַשֹּׁכֵ֥ב To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose) lay
with עִמָּ֛הּ 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 give וְ֠נָתַן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) give
unto the damsel's הַֽנַּעֲרָ֖ A girl (from infancy to adolescence) damsels
father לַֽאֲבִ֥י Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
fifty חֲמִשִּׁ֣ים Fifty fifty
shekels (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of silver, כָּ֑סֶף Silver (from its pale color); by implication, money silver
and she shall be תִהְיֶ֣ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) and she shall be
his wife; לְאִשָּׁ֗ה A woman wife
because תַּ֚חַת The bottom (as depressed); only adverbially, below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc because
he hath humbled עִנָּ֔הּ To depress literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive (in various applications, as follows) humbled
her, he may יוּכַ֥ל To be able, literally (can, could) or morally (may, might) her he may
not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
put her away שַׁלְּחָ֖הּ To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) put away
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his days. יָמָֽיו׃ A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) days

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  • 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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