Deuteronomy 20:7
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
4310 [e]וּמִֽי־
ū-mî-
And who [is]Conj-w | Interrog
376 [e]הָאִ֞ישׁ
hā-’îš
the manArt | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
’ă-šer-
whoPro-r
781 [e]אֵרַ֤שׂ
’ê-raś
who is betrothed toV-Piel-Perf-3ms
802 [e]אִשָּׁה֙
’iš-šāh
a womanN-fs
3808 [e]וְלֹ֣א
wə-lō
and notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
3947 [e]לְקָחָ֔הּ
lə-qā-ḥāh,
has married herV-Qal-Perf-3ms | 3fs
1980 [e]יֵלֵ֖ךְ
yê-lêḵ
let him goV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
7725 [e]וְיָשֹׁ֣ב
wə-yā-šōḇ
and returnConj-w | V-Qal-ConjImperf.Jus-3ms
1004 [e]לְבֵית֑וֹ
lə-ḇê-ṯōw;
to his housePrep-l | N-msc | 3ms
6435 [e]פֶּן־
pen-
lestConj
4191 [e]יָמוּת֙
yā-mūṯ
he dieV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
4421 [e]בַּמִּלְחָמָ֔ה
bam-mil-ḥā-māh,
in the battlePrep-b, Art | N-fs
376 [e]וְאִ֥ישׁ
wə-’îš
and manConj-w | N-ms
312 [e]אַחֵ֖ר
’a-ḥêr
anotherAdj-ms
3947 [e]יִקָּחֶֽנָּה׃
yiq-qā-ḥen-nāh.
marry herV-Qal-Imperf-3ms | 3fse









Hebrew Texts
דברים 20:7 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וּמִֽי־הָאִ֞ישׁ אֲשֶׁר־אֵרַ֤שׂ אִשָּׁה֙ וְלֹ֣א לְקָחָ֔הּ יֵלֵ֖ךְ וְיָשֹׁ֣ב לְבֵיתֹ֑ו פֶּן־יָמוּת֙ בַּמִּלְחָמָ֔ה וְאִ֥ישׁ אַחֵ֖ר יִקָּחֶֽנָּה׃

דברים 20:7 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ומי־האיש אשר־ארש אשה ולא לקחה ילך וישב לביתו פן־ימות במלחמה ואיש אחר יקחנה׃

דברים 20:7 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ומי־האיש אשר־ארש אשה ולא לקחה ילך וישב לביתו פן־ימות במלחמה ואיש אחר יקחנה׃

דברים 20:7 Hebrew Bible
ומי האיש אשר ארש אשה ולא לקחה ילך וישב לביתו פן ימות במלחמה ואיש אחר יקחנה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
'And who is the man that is engaged to a woman and has not married her? Let him depart and return to his house, otherwise he might die in the battle and another man would marry her.'

King James Bible
And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? let him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man take her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Has any man become engaged to a woman and not married her? Let him leave and return home. Otherwise he may die in battle and another man marry her.'
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

betrothed a wife It was customary among the jews to contract matrimony, espouse, or betroth, and for a considerable time to leave the parties in the houses of the respective parents; and when the bridegroom had made proper preparations, then the bride was brought home to his house, and the marriage consummated. The provisions in this verse refer to a case of this kind; though the Jews extend it to him who had newly consummated his marriage, and even to him who had married his brother's wife. It was deemed a peculiar hardship for a person to be obliged to go to battle, who had left a house unfinished, newly purchased land half tilled, or a wife with whom he had just contracted marriage.

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lest he die

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2 Timothy 2:4 No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; …

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