Deuteronomy 22:25

25 But if it was out in the country that the man found the engaged girl and grabbed and raped her, only the man is to die, the man who raped her.

Deuteronomy 22:25 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 22:25

But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field
Alone, and where she might cry out, and none hear, nor were any to help her:

and a man force her, and lie with her;
or "take fast and strong hold on her" F2; so that she is not able to get out of his hands, and make her escape, he being stronger than she, and so commits a rape upon her:

then the man only that lay with her shall die;
he being guilty of adultery, in lying with a woman espoused to another man, but not she, because she consented not to it.


FOOTNOTES:

F2 (hb qyzxhw) "et apprehenderit (in) eam", Pagninus, Montanus; "et apprehendens eam", Piscator.

Deuteronomy 22:25 In-Context

23 If a man comes upon a virgin in town, a girl who is engaged to another man, and sleeps with her,
24 take both of them to the town gate and stone them until they die - the girl because she didn't yell out for help in the town and the man because he raped her, violating the fianc┼Że of his neighbor. You must purge the evil from among you.
25 But if it was out in the country that the man found the engaged girl and grabbed and raped her, only the man is to die, the man who raped her.
26 Don't do anything to the girl; she did nothing wrong. This is similar to the case of a man who comes across his neighbor out in the country and murders him;
27 when the engaged girl yelled out for help, there was no one around to hear or help her.