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And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.

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Deuteronomy 21:19
And his father and his mother laid hold on him and brought him to the old men of his city, and to the gate of his place;
Ruth 4:1
And Boaz went up to the gate and sat there: and behold, the blood relation whom Boaz spake of, passing by; and he will say, Turn aside, sit down here; thou such a one. And he will turn aside, and sit down.

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Genesis 38:8
And Judah will say to Onan, go in to thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
Luke 20:28
Saying, Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If any one's brother die. having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take the wife, and raise up seed to his brother.