Deuteronomy 25:3
Good News Translation
He may be given as many as forty lashes, but no more; more than that would humiliate him publicly.

Contemporary English Version
Forty lashes is the most that you can be given, because more than that might make other Israelites think you are worthless.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet so, that they exceed not the number of forty: lest thy brother depart shamefully torn before thy eyes.

New American Bible
Forty lashes may be given, but no more; or else, if more lashes are added to these many blows, your brother will be degraded in your sight.

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Yet so, that they exceed not the number of forty: lest thy brother depart shamefully torn before thy eyes.

not exceed

2 Corinthians 11:24,25 Of the Jews five times did I receive forty stripes save one. . . .

Job 18:3 Why are we reputed as beasts, and counted vile before you?

Luke 15:30 But as soon as this thy son is come, who hath devoured his substance with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

Luke 18:9-12 And to some who trusted in themselves as just and despised others, he spoke also this parable: . . .

James 2:2,3 For if there shall come into your assembly a man having a golden ring, in fine apparel; and there shall come in also a poor man in mean attire: . . .

Context
Fairness and Mercy
2And if they see that the offender be worthy of stripes: they shall lay him down, and shall cause him to be beaten before them. According to the measure of the sin shall the measure also of the stripes be: 3Yet so, that they exceed not the number of forty: lest thy brother depart shamefully torn before thy eyes.4Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out thy corn on the floor.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 11:24
Of the Jews five times did I receive forty stripes save one.

Job 18:3
Why are we reputed as beasts, and counted vile before you?

Additional Translations
He may receive no more than forty lashes, lest your brother be beaten any more than that and be degraded in your sight.Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then your brother should seem vile to you.

Forty stripes he may give him, he shall not exceed; lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.

And they shall scourge him with forty stripes in number, they shall not inflict more; for if thou shouldest scourge him with more stripes beyond these stripes, thy brother will be disgraced before thee.

With forty [stripes] shall they beat him; they shall not exceed, lest, if they continue to beat him with many stripes above these, thy brother become despicable in thine eyes.

Forty stripes he may give him, he shall not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.

Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile to thee.

Forty stripes he may give him, he shall not exceed; lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then your brother should seem vile to you.

forty times he doth smite him -- he is not adding, lest, he is adding to smite him above these -- many stripes, and thy brother is lightly esteemed in thine eyes.
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