Deuteronomy 22:13-21 NIV

Marriage Violations

13 If a man takes a wife and, after lying with her1, dislikes her

References for Deuteronomy 22:13

14 and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, "I married this woman, but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity,"
15 then the girl's father and mother shall bring proof that she was a virgin to the town elders at the gate.2

References for Deuteronomy 22:15

16 The girl's father will say to the elders, "I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her.
17 Now he has slandered her and said, 'I did not find your daughter to be a virgin.' But here is the proof of my daughter's virginity." Then her parents shall display the cloth before the elders of the town,
18 and the elders3 shall take the man and punish him.

References for Deuteronomy 22:18

19 They shall fine him a hundred shekels of silvera and give them to the girl'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.

References for Deuteronomy 22:19

    • b 22:19 - That is, about 2 1/2 pounds (about 1 kilogram)
      20 If, however, the charge is true4 and no proof of the girl's virginity can be found,

      References for Deuteronomy 22:20

      21 she shall be brought to the door of her father's house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done a disgraceful thing5 in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father's house. You must purge the evil from among you.

      References for Deuteronomy 22:21