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Deuteronomy 21:19

19 his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town.

Read Deuteronomy 21:19 Using Other Translations

Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives,
In such a case, the father and mother must take the son to the elders as they hold court at the town gate.

What does Deuteronomy 21:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 21:19

Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him
With their own hands, or cause him to be apprehended by others, in which they were to agree, and which the Jews gather from hence;

``if (say they F25) the father is willing (to bring him to justice), and the mother not willing, if his father is not willing and the mother is willing, he is not reckoned a stubborn or rebellious son, until they both agree:''

and bring him out unto the elders of his city;
according to the Misnah {z}, the sanhedrim, or court of judicature, consisting of twenty three; for they say, that after he has been admonished and scourged by order of the bench of three, if he returns to his corrupt and wicked ways again, he is judged by the court of twenty three:

and unto the gate of his place;
or city, where the court sat; so the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan, to the gate of the sanhedrim of his place.


FOOTNOTES:

F25 Misn. Sanhedrin, c. 8. sect. 4.
F26 Ibid.
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