Compare Translations for Exodus 22:16

Exodus 22:16 ASV
And if a man entice a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 BBE
If a man takes a virgin, who has not given her word to another man, and has connection with her, he will have to give a bride-price for her to be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 CEB
When a man seduces a young woman who isn't engaged to be married yet and he sleeps with her, he must marry her and pay the bride-price for her.
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Exodus 22:16 CJB
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price for her to be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 RHE
If a man seduce a virgin not yet espoused, and lie with her: he shall endow her, and have her to wife.
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Exodus 22:16 ESV
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price for her and make her his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 GW
"Whenever a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to anyone and has sexual intercourse with her, he must pay the bride-price and marry her.
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Exodus 22:16 GNT
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, he must pay the bride price for her and marry her.
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Exodus 22:16 HNV
"If a man entices a virgin who isn't pledged to be married, and lies with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 CSB
"When a man seduces a virgin who was not promised in marriage, and he has sexual relations with her, he must certainly pay the bridal price for her to be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 KJV
And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed , and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 LEB
" 'If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged and he lies with her, he surely will give her bride price {to have her as his wife}.
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Exodus 22:16 NAS
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 NCV
"Suppose a man finds a woman who is not pledged to be married and has never had sexual relations with a man. If he tricks her into having sexual relations with him, he must give her family the payment to marry her, and she will become his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 NIRV
"Suppose a man meets a virgin who is not engaged. And he talks her into having sex with him. Then he must pay her father the price for a bride. And he must get married to her.
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Exodus 22:16 NIV
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 NKJV
"If a man entices a virgin who is not betrothed, and lies with her, he shall surely pay the bride-price for her to be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 NLT
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to anyone and sleeps with her, he must pay the customary dowry and accept her as his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 NRS
When a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to be married, and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price for her and make her his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 RSV
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not betrothed, and lies with her, he shall give the marriage present for her, and make her his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 DBY
And if a man seduce a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall certainly endow her, to be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 MSG
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the marriage price and marry her.
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Exodus 22:16 WBT
And if a man shall entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 TMB
"And if a man entice a maid who is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 TNIV
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 TYN
Yf a man begyle a mayde that is not betrouthed and lye with her, he shall endote her and take her to his wife:
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Exodus 22:16 WEB
"If a man entices a virgin who isn't pledged to be married, and lies with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife.
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Exodus 22:16 WYC
If a man deceiveth a virgin not yet wedded, and sleepeth with her, he shall give dower to her (he shall give her a dowry), and shall have her to wife.
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Exodus 22:16 YLT
`And when a man doth entice a virgin who [is] not betrothed, and hath lain with her, he doth certainly endow her to himself for a wife;
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Exodus 22 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 22

Judicial laws.

- The people of God should ever be ready to show mildness and mercy, according to the spirit of these laws. We must answer to God, not only for what we do maliciously, but for what we do heedlessly. Therefore, when we have done harm to our neighbour, we should make restitution, though not compelled by law. Let these scriptures lead our souls to remember, that if the grace of God has indeed appeared to us, then it has taught us, and enabled us so to conduct ourselves by its holy power, that denying ungodliness and wordly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, ( Titus 2:12 ) . And the grace of God teaches us, that as the Lord is our portion, there is enough in him to satisfy all the desires of our souls.

Exodus 22 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 22

Exodus 22:1-31 . LAWS CONCERNING THEFT.

1-4. If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep--The law respects the theft of cattle which constituted the chief part of their property. The penalty for the theft of a sheep which was slain or sold, was fourfold; for an ox fivefold, because of its greater utility in labor; but, should the stolen animal have been recovered alive, a double compensation was all that was required, because it was presumable he (the thief) was not a practised adept in dishonesty. A robber breaking into a house at midnight might, in self-defense, be slain with impunity; but if he was slain after sunrise, it would be considered murder, for it was not thought likely an assault would then be made upon the lives of the occupants. In every case where a thief could not make restitution, he was sold as a slave for the usual term.

6. If fire break out, and catch in thorns--This refers to the common practice in the East of setting fire to the dry grass before the fall of the autumnal rains, which prevents the ravages of vermin, and is considered a good preparation of the ground for the next crop. The very parched state of the herbage and the long droughts of summer, make the kindling of a fire an operation often dangerous, and always requiring caution from its liability to spread rapidly.
stacks--or as it is rendered "shocks" ( Judges 15:5 , Job 5:26 ), means simply a bundle of loose sheaves.

26, 27. If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, &c.--From the nature of the case, this is the description of a poor man. No Orientals undress, but, merely throwing off their turbans and some of their heavy outer garments, they sleep in the clothes which they wear during the day. The bed of the poor is usually nothing else than a mat; and, in winter, they cover themselves with a cloak--a practice which forms the ground or reason of the humane and merciful law respecting the pawned coat.

28. gods--a word which is several times in this chapter rendered "judges" or magistrates.
the ruler of thy people--and the chief magistrate who was also the high priest, at least in the time of Paul ( Acts 23:1-5 ).