New International Version
you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.
King James Bible
Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.
Darby Bible Translation
thou shalt cut off her hand; thine eye shall not spare.
World English Bible
then you shall cut off her hand, your eye shall have no pity.
Young's Literal Translation
then thou hast cut off her hand, thine eye doth not spare.
Deuteronomy 25:12 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And loose his shoe - It is difficult to find the reason of these ceremonies of degradation. Perhaps the shoe was the emblem of power; and by stripping it off, deprivation of that power and authority was represented. Spitting in the face was a mark of the utmost ignominy; but the Jews, who are legitimate judges in this case, say that the spitting was not in his face, but before his face on the ground. And this is the way in which the Asiatics express their detestation of a person to the present day, as Niebuhr and other intelligent travelers assure us. It has been remarked that the prefix ב beth is seldom applied to פני peney; but when it is it signifies as well before as in the face. See Joshua 21:44; Joshua 23:9; Esther 9:2; and Ezekiel 42:12; which texts are supposed to be proofs in point. The act of spitting, whether in or before the face, marked the strong contempt the woman felt for the man who had slighted her. And it appears that the man was ever after disgraced in Israel; for so much is certainly implied in the saying, Deuteronomy 25:10 : And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.
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and when the LORD your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy.
Show no pity. You must purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, so that it may go well with you.
If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts,
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