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Deuteronomy 25:3

cForty 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.

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Deuteronomy 25:3 — The New International Version (NIV)

but the judge must not impose more than forty lashes. If the guilty party is flogged more than that, your fellow Israelite will be degraded in your eyes.

Deuteronomy 25:3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Forty stripes may be given him, but not more, lest, if one should go on to beat him with more stripes than these, your brother be degraded in your sight.

Deuteronomy 25:3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

But never give more than forty lashes; more than forty lashes would publicly humiliate your neighbor.

Deuteronomy 25:3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Forty blows he may give him and no more, lest he should exceed this and beat him with many blows above these, and your brother be humiliated in your sight.

Deuteronomy 25:3 — New Century Version (NCV)

But don’t hit a person more than forty times, because more than that would disgrace him before others.

Deuteronomy 25:3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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

Deuteronomy 25:3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

With forty stripes shall they beat him; they shall not exceed, lest, if they continue to beat him with many stripes above these, thy brother become despicable in thine eyes.

Deuteronomy 25:3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Forty lashes may be given, but no more. If an Israelite were given more than that, he would be publicly humiliated. 

Deuteronomy 25:3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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.

Deuteronomy 25:3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Forty lashes may be given but not more; if more lashes than these are given, your neighbor will be degraded in your sight.

Deuteronomy 25:3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

He may beat him with forty lashes, and he shall not do more than these, so that he will not beat more in addition to these many blows, and your countryman would be degraded before your eyes.

Deuteronomy 25:3 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

But the judge must not give the guilty man more than 40 strokes. If more than that are used, you will look down on your Israelite neighbor.

Deuteronomy 25:3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“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.