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Deuteronomy 22:21-22

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22:21 the men of her city must bring the young woman to the door of her father’s house and stone her to death, for she has done a disgraceful thing 1  in Israel by behaving like a prostitute while living in her father’s house. In this way you will purge 2  evil from among you.

22:22 If a man is caught having sexual relations with 3  a married woman 4  both the man who had relations with the woman and the woman herself must die; in this way you will purge 5  evil from Israel.

1 tn The Hebrew term נְבָלָה (nÿvalah) means more than just something stupid. It refers to a moral lapse so serious as to jeopardize the whole covenant community (cf. Gen 34:7; Judg 19:23; 20:6, 10; Jer 29:23). See C. Pan, NIDOTTE 3:11-13. Cf. NAB “she committed a crime against Israel.”

2 tn Heb “burn.” See note on Deut 21:21.

3 tn Heb “lying with” (so KJV, NASB), a Hebrew idiom for sexual relations.

4 tn Heb “a woman married to a husband.”

5 tn Heb “burn.” See note on the phrase “purge out” in Deut 21:21.



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