Deuteronomy 25:3
Text Analysis
705 [e]אַרְבָּעִ֥ים
5221 [e]יַכֶּ֖נּוּ
blows he may give himV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms | 3mse
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
[and] noAdv-NegPrt
3254 [e]יֹסִ֑יף
6435 [e]פֶּן־
3254 [e]יֹסִ֨יף
he should exceed thisV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms
5221 [e]לְהַכֹּת֤וֹ
and beat himPrep-l | V-Hifil-Inf | 3ms
5921 [e]עַל־
428 [e]אֵ֙לֶּה֙
4347 [e]מַכָּ֣ה
7227 [e]רַבָּ֔ה
with manyAdj-fs
7034 [e]וְנִקְלָ֥ה
and be humiliatedConj-w | V-Nifal-ConjPerf-3ms
251 [e]אָחִ֖יךָ
your brotherN-msc | 2ms
5869 [e]לְעֵינֶֽיךָ׃
in your sightPrep-l | N-cdc | 2ms

Hebrew Texts
דברים 25:3 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אַרְבָּעִ֥ים יַכֶּ֖נּוּ לֹ֣א יֹסִ֑יף פֶּן־יֹסִ֨יף לְהַכֹּתֹ֤ו עַל־אֵ֙לֶּה֙ מַכָּ֣ה רַבָּ֔ה וְנִקְלָ֥ה אָחִ֖יךָ לְעֵינֶֽיךָ׃ ס

דברים 25:3 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ארבעים יכנו לא יסיף פן־יסיף להכתו על־אלה מכה רבה ונקלה אחיך לעיניך׃ ס

דברים 25:3 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ארבעים יכנו לא יסיף פן־יסיף להכתו על־אלה מכה רבה ונקלה אחיך לעיניך׃ ס

דברים 25:3 Hebrew Bible
ארבעים יכנו לא יסיף פן יסיף להכתו על אלה מכה רבה ונקלה אחיך לעיניך׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"He may beat him forty times but no more, so that he does not beat him with many more stripes than these and your brother is not degraded in your eyes.

King James Bible
Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He may be flogged with 40 lashes, but no more. Otherwise, if he is flogged with more lashes than these, your brother will be degraded in your sight."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

not exceed

2 Corinthians 11:24,25 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one…

vile unto thee That is, be beaten so cruelly, that, by retaining the marks, he become contemptible in the eyes of his brethren. Amendment, and not this, was the object of the punishment. we should hate despise the sin, but not the sinner.

Job 18:3 Why are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?

Luke 15:30 But as soon as this your son was come, which has devoured your living …

Luke 18:9-12 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves …

James 2:2,3 For if there come to your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly …

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