Exodus 22:17
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New American Standard Bible
"If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.

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

Darby Bible Translation
If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall weigh 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.

Exodus 22:17 Parallel
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Exodus 22:17 Parallel Commentaries

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Parable of the Importunate Widow.
^C Luke XVIII. 1-8. ^c 1 And he spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2 saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, and regarded not man [an utterly abandoned character]: 3 and there was a widow in that city; and she came oft unto him, saying, Avenge me of [rather, Do justice to me as to] mine adversary. [In Scripture language widowhood is symbolic of defenselessness (Ex. xxii. 22-24; Deut. x. 18; xxvii. 19; Mal. iii. 5; Mark xii. 40),
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Appeal to the Christian Women of the South
BY A.E. GRIMKE. "Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not within thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place: but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this. And Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer:--and so will I go in unto the king,
Angelina Emily Grimke—An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South

Cross References
Genesis 30:20
Then Leah said, "God has endowed me with a good gift; now my husband will dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons." So she named him Zebulun.

Genesis 34:12
"Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl in marriage."

1 Samuel 18:25
Saul then said, "Thus you shall say to David, 'The king does not desire any dowry except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to take vengeance on the king's enemies.'" Now Saul planned to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.

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