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 Version

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 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.

International Standard Version

But he must not be beaten more than 40 lashes, because if he receives more than 40 lashes, your brother will be humiliated in your eyes.

A Conservative Version

He may give him forty stripes. He shall not exceed, lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem debased to thee.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

Forty stripes may be given him but not more, lest, if he should be beaten with many stripes, your brother should [be treated like a beast and] seem low and worthless to you.

Bible in Basic English

He may be given forty blows, not more; for if more are given, your brother may be shamed before you.

Darby Translation

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.

Jubilee 2000 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 be despised before thee.

Julia Smith Translation

Forty he shall beat him; He shall not add, lest he shall add to strike him above them with much beating, and thy brother was despised before thine eyes.

King James 2000

Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him more than these with many stripes, then your brother should seem degraded unto you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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.

Modern King James verseion

He may give him forty stripes, no more, lest he should exceed and beat him above these with many stripes, then your brother would be dishonored before your eyes.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Forty stripes he shall give him and not pass: lest if he should exceed and beat him above that with many stripes, thy brother should appear ungodly before thine eyes.

NET Bible

The judge may sentence him to forty blows, but no more. If he is struck with more than these, you might view your fellow Israelite with contempt.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

forty stripes, may he give him not going beyond, - lest, if he do go beyond to smite him above these, with many stripes, then should thy brother be of no account in thine eyes.

Webster

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 to thee.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

forty times he doth smite him -- he is not adding, lest, he is adding to smite him above these -- many stripes, and thy brother is lightly esteemed in thine eyes.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ארבּעים 
'arba`iym 
Usage: 136

נכה 
Nakah 
מכּה מכּה 
Makkah 
Usage: 501
Usage: 48

he may give him, and not exceed
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

and beat
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

2 then it shall be if the wicked man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall then make him lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of stripes according to his guilt. 3 "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. 4 "You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing.



Cross References

Job 18:3

"Why are we regarded as beasts, As stupid in your eyes?

Luke 15:30

but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.'

Luke 18:9-12

And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:

2 Corinthians 11:24-25

Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes.

James 2:2-3

For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes,



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