Exodus 22:17
New International Version
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.

New Living Translation
But if her father refuses to let him marry her, the man must still pay him an amount equal to the bride price of a virgin.

English Standard Version
If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the bride-price for virgins.

Berean Study Bible
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, the man still must pay an amount comparable to the bridal price of a virgin.

King James Bible
If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

New King James Version
If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the bride-price of virgins.

New American Standard Bible
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.

NASB 1995
“If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.

NASB 1977
“If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.

Amplified Bible
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must [still] pay money equivalent to the dowry of virgins.

Christian Standard Bible
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must pay an amount in silver equal to the bridal price for virgins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must pay an amount in silver equal to the bridal price for virgins.”

American Standard Version
If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if her father does not choose to give her to him, he shall weigh out money as a marriage dowry of the virgin.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if her father positively refuse, and will not consent to give her to him for a wife, he shall pay compensation to her father according to the amount of the dowry of virgins.

Contemporary English Version
But if her father refuses to let her marry the man, the bride price must still be paid.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If the maid's father will not give her to him, he shall give money according to the dowry, which virgins are wont to receive.

English Revised Version
If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

Good News Translation
But if her father refuses to let him marry her, he must pay the father a sum of money equal to the bride price for a virgin.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must pay an amount of money equal to the bride-price for virgins.

International Standard Version
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he is to pay an amount equal to the bride price for virgins.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

Literal Standard Version
if her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he weighs out money according to the dowry of virgins.

NET Bible
If her father refuses to give her to him, he must pay money for the bride price of virgins.

New Heart English Bible
If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

World English Bible
If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

Young's Literal Translation
if her father utterly refuse to give her to him, money he doth weigh out according to the dowry of virgins.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Laws of Social Responsibility
16If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged in marriage and sleeps with her, he must pay the full dowry for her to be his wife. 17If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, the man still must pay an amount comparable to the bridal price of a virgin. 18You must not allow a sorceress to live.…

Cross References
Genesis 30:20
"God has given me a good gift," she said. "This time my husband will honor me, because I have borne him six sons." And she named him Zebulun.

Genesis 34:12
Demand a high dowry and an expensive gift, and I will give you whatever you ask. Only give me the girl as my wife!"

1 Samuel 18:25
Saul replied, "Say to David, 'The king desires no other dowry but a hundred Philistine foreskins as revenge on his enemies.'" But Saul intended to cause David's death at the hands of the Philistines.


Treasury of Scripture

If her father utterly refuse to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

utterly

Deuteronomy 7:3,4
Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son…

pay.

Genesis 23:16
And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

dowry of virgins

Genesis 34:12
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Deuteronomy 22:29
Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

1 Samuel 18:25
And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.









(17) He shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.--It is not stated what the amount was to be in this case; but probably it was more than in the other.

Verse 17. - If her father utterly refuse, etc. There might be such a disparity between the parties, or such an ineligibility of the man for a son-in-law, that the father might refuse to reestablish his daughter's status by the alliance. In that case the offender was to pay such a sum as would form a handsome dowry for the injured female, and enable her to enter with proper dignity the house of whatever man might be selected for her husband.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

her father
אָבִ֖יהָ (’ā·ḇî·hā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1: Father

absolutely refuses
מָאֵ֧ן (mā·’ên)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 3985: To refuse

to give her
לְתִתָּ֣הּ (lə·ṯit·tāh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

to him,
ל֑וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

he still must pay
יִשְׁקֹ֔ל (yiš·qōl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8254: To suspend, poise

an amount comparable
כֶּ֣סֶף (ke·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

to the bridal price
כְּמֹ֖הַר (kə·mō·har)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4119: Purchase price (of a wife)

of a virgin.
הַבְּתוּלֹֽת׃ (hab·bə·ṯū·lōṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1330: A virgin, sometimes, a bride


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