Deuteronomy 21:11
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New International Version
if you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife.

King James Bible
And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife;

Darby Bible Translation
and thou seest among the captives a woman of beautiful form, and hast a desire unto her, and takest her as thy wife;

World English Bible
and see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you have a desire to her, and would take her to you as wife;

Young's Literal Translation
and hast seen in the captivity a woman of fair form, and hast delighted in her, and hast taken to thee for a wife,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And seest - a beautiful woman - No forcible possession was allowed even in this case, when the woman was taken in war, and was, by the general consent of ancient nations, adjudged as a part of the spoils. The person to whose lot or share such a woman as is here described fell, might, if he chose, have her for a wife on certain conditions; but he was not permitted to use her under any inferior character.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Genesis 12:14,15 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair...

Genesis 29:18-20 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter...

Genesis 34:3,8 And his soul joined to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly to the damsel...

Judges 14:2,3 And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines...

Proverbs 6:25 Lust not after her beauty in your heart; neither let her take you with her eyelids.

Proverbs 31:10,30 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies...


Numbers 31:18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

The Dead Christ
It was not usual to remove bodies from the cross immediately after their death. They were allowed to hang, exposed to the weather, till they rotted and fell to pieces; or they might be torn by birds or beasts; and at last a fire was perhaps kindled beneath the cross to rid the place of the remains. Such was the Roman custom; but among the Jews there was more scrupulosity. In their law there stood this provision: "If a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death, and thou hang
James Stalker—The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ

Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.
(from Bethany to Jerusalem and Back, Sunday, April 2, a.d. 30.) ^A Matt. XXI. 1-12, 14-17; ^B Mark XI. 1-11; ^C Luke XIX. 29-44; ^D John XII. 12-19. ^c 29 And ^d 12 On the morrow [after the feast in the house of Simon the leper] ^c it came to pass, when he he drew nigh unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, ^a 1 And when they came nigh unto Jerusalem, and came unto Bethphage unto { ^b at} ^a the mount of Olives [The name, Bethphage, is said to mean house of figs, but the
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Deuteronomy 21:10
When you go to war against your enemies and the LORD your God delivers them into your hands and you take captives,

Deuteronomy 21:12
Bring her into your home and have her shave her head, trim her nails

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