New American Standard Bible
"If he will not do these three things for her, then she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.
King James Bible
And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money.
Darby Bible Translation
And if he do not these three things unto her, then shall she go out free without money.
World English Bible
If he doesn't do these three things for her, she may go free without paying any money.
Young's Literal Translation
and if these three he do not to her, then she hath gone out for nought, without money.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If he do not these three unto her - The words express a choice of one of three things. The man was to give the woman, whom he had purchased from her father, her freedom, unless
(i) he caused her to be redeemed by a Hebrew master Exodus 21:8; or,
(ii) gave her to his son, and treated her as a daughter Exodus 21:9; or,
(iii) in the event of his taking another wife Exodus 21:10, unless he allowed her to retain her place and privileges.
These rules Exodus 21:7-11 are to be regarded as mitigations of the then existing usages of concubinage.
'Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39. But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 41. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.'--MATT. v. 38-42. The old law …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Doctrine of Non-Resistance to Evil by Force Has Been Professed by a Minority of Men from the Very Foundation of Christianity. Of the Book "What
"If he takes to himself another woman, he may not reduce her food, her clothing, or her conjugal rights.
"He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.
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