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Exodus 22:16–17

Laws About Social Justice

16 j“If a man seduces a virgin5 who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price6 for her and make her his wife. 17 If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, jhe shall pay money equal to the kbride-price for virgins.

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Exodus 22:16–17 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 “If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife. 17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.

Exodus 22:16–17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. 17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

Exodus 22:16–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 “If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to anyone and has sex with her, he must pay the customary bride price and marry her. 17 But if her father refuses to let him marry her, the man must still pay him an amount equal to the bride price of a virgin.

Exodus 22:16–17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 “If a man entices a virgin who is not betrothed, and lies with her, he shall surely pay the bride-price for her to be his wife. 17 If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the bride-price of virgins.

Exodus 22:16–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 “Suppose a man finds a woman who is not pledged to be married and has never had sexual relations with a man. If he tricks her into having sexual relations with him, he must give her family the payment to marry her, and she will become his wife. 17 But if her father refuses to allow his daughter to marry him, the man must still give the usual payment for a bride who has never had sexual relations.

Exodus 22:16–17 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

16 And if a man entice a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife. 17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

Exodus 22:16–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 And if a man seduce a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall certainly endow her, to be his wife. 17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall weigh money according to the dowry of virgins.

Exodus 22:16–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 “Whenever a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to anyone and has sexual intercourse with her, he must pay the bride-price and marry her. 17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must pay an amount of money equal to the bride-price for virgins.

Exodus 22:16–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 “If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and he has sexual relations with her, he must certainly pay the bridal price for her to be his wife. 17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must pay an amount in silver equal to the bridal price for virgins.

Exodus 22:16–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 When a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to be married, and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price for her and make her his wife. 17 But if her father refuses to give her to him, he shall pay an amount equal to the bride-price for virgins.

Exodus 22:16–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 “ ‘If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged and he lies with her, he surely will give her bride price to have her as his wife. 17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he will weigh out money according to the bride price for the virgin.

Exodus 22:16–17 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

16 “Suppose a man meets a virgin who is not engaged. And he talks her into having sex with him. Then he must pay her father the price for a bride. And he must get married to her.

17 “But suppose her father absolutely refuses to give her to him. Then he must still pay the price for getting married to a virgin.

Exodus 22:16–17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.