Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

He may have him beaten forty times, but no more. He is not to be beaten with more stripes than these and he is not to be degraded [that is, treated like an animal] in your sight.

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.

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

lest, if he should exceed
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

and beat
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

2 And it shall be, if the iniquitous man is deserving to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lay down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his iniquity, by number. 3 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. 4 Thou shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out [the grain].



Cross References

Job 18:3

Why are we counted as beasts, [and] have become unclean in your sight?

Luke 15:30

But when this thy son came, who has devoured thy living with harlots, thou killed for him the fatted calf.

Luke 18:9-12

And he also spoke this parable to some of those who were persuaded in themselves that they were righteous, and disdained other men.

2 Corinthians 11:24-25

From the Jews five times I received forty save one.

James 2:2-3

For if a man with a gold ring in bright clothing comes into your synagogue, and also a poor man in dirty clothing comes in,

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