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Deuteronomy 22:22

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22:22 If a man is caught having sexual relations with 1  a married woman 2  both the man who had relations with the woman and the woman herself must die; in this way you will purge 3  evil from Israel.

Deuteronomy 22:25

Context
22:25 But if the man came across 4  the engaged woman in the field and overpowered her and raped 5  her, then only the rapist 6  must die.

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

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

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

4 tn Heb “found,” also in vv. 27, 28.

5 tn Heb “lay with” here refers to a forced sexual relationship, as the accompanying verb “seized” (חָזַק, khazaq) makes clear.

6 tn Heb “the man who lay with her, only him.”



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