Deuteronomy 25:8
Good News Translation
Then the town leaders are to summon him and speak to him. If he still refuses to marry her,

Contemporary English Version
The leaders will call the living brother to the town gate and try to persuade him to marry the widow. But if he doesn't change his mind and marry her,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall cause him to be sent for forthwith, and shall ask him. If he answer: I will not take her to wife:

New American Bible
Thereupon the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. If he persists in saying, “I do not want to marry her,”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they shall cause him to be sent for forthwith, and shall ask him. If he answer: I will not take her to wife:

I like not

Ruth 4:6 He answered: I yield up my right of next akin: for I must not cut off the posterity of my own family. Do thou make use of my privilege, which I profess I do willingly forego.

Context
Widowhood and Marriage
7But if he will not take his brother's wife, who by law belongeth to him, the woman shall go to the gate of the city, and call upon the ancients, and say: My husband's brother refuseth to raise up his brother's name in Israel: and will not take me to wife. 8And they shall cause him to be sent for forthwith, and shall ask him. If he answer: I will not take her to wife:9The woman shall come to him before the ancients, and shall take off his shoe from his foot, and spit in his face, and say: So shall it be done to the man that will not build up his brother's house:…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 25:7
But if he will not take his brother's wife, who by law belongeth to him, the woman shall go to the gate of the city, and call upon the ancients, and say: My husband's brother refuseth to raise up his brother's name in Israel: and will not take me to wife.

Deuteronomy 25:9
The woman shall come to him before the ancients, and shall take off his shoe from his foot, and spit in his face, and say: So shall it be done to the man that will not build up his brother's house:

Ruth 4:7
Now this in former times was the manner in Israel between kinsmen, that if at any time one yielded his right to another: that the grant might be sure, the man put off his shoe and gave it to his neighbour; this was a testimony of cession of right in Israel.

Additional Translations
Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak with him. If he persists and says, “I do not want to marry her,”Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;

Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand, and say, I like not to take her;

And the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him; and if he stand and say, I will not take her:

Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak unto him; and if he stand to it and say, I like not to take her;

Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand, and say, I like not to take her;

Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he shall stand to it, and say, I like not to take her,

Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he stand, and say, "I don't want to take her;"

and the elders of his city have called for him, and spoken unto him, and he hath stood and said, I have no desire to take her;
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