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Exodus 22:17 ASV
If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 BBE
If her father will not give her to him on any account, he will have to give the regular payment for virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 CEB
But if her father absolutely refuses to let them marry, he must still pay the same amount as the bride-price for young women.
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Exodus 22:17 CJB
But if her father refuses to give her to him, he must pay a sum equivalent to the bride-price for virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 RHE
If the maid’s father will not give her to him, he shall give money according to the dowry, which virgins are wont to receive.
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Exodus 22:17 ESV
If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the bride-price for virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 GW
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must pay an amount of money equal to the bride-price for virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 GNT
But if her father refuses to let him marry her, he must pay the father a sum of money equal to the bride price for a virgin.
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Exodus 22:17 HNV
If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 CSB
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must pay an amount in silver equal to the bridal price for virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 KJV
If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 LEB
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he will weigh out money according to the bride price for the virgin.
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Exodus 22:17 NAS
"If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 NCV
But if her father refuses to allow his daughter to marry him, the man must still give the usual payment for a bride who has never had sexual relations.
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Exodus 22:17 NIRV
"But suppose her father absolutely refuses to give her to him. Then he must still pay the price for getting married to a virgin.
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Exodus 22:17 NIV
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 NKJV
If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the bride-price of virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 NLT
But if her father refuses to let her marry him, the man must still pay the money for her dowry.
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Exodus 22:17 NRS
But if her father refuses to give her to him, he shall pay an amount equal to the bride-price for virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 RSV
If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equivalent to the marriage present for virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 DBY
If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall weigh money according to the dowry of virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 MSG
If her father absolutely refuses to give her away, the man must still pay the marriage price for virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 WBT
If her father shall utterly refuse to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dower of virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 TMB
If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 TNIV
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 TYN
Yf hir father refuse to geue her vnto him, he shall paye money acordynge to the dowrie of virgens.
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Exodus 22:17 WEB
If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
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Exodus 22:17 WYC
If the father of the virgin will not give her to him, he shall (still) give (the) money, by the manner of dower (in the manner of a dowry), which virgins were wont to take.
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Exodus 22:17 YLT
if her father utterly refuse to give her to him, money he doth weigh out according to the dowry of virgins.
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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 ).