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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
then his father and his mother shall lay hold on him and bring him out to the elders of his city, and to the gate of his place.
Ruth 4:1
And Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there. And behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spoke came by. And he said, Such a one! Turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside and sat down.

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Genesis 38:8
And Judah said to Onan, Go in to your brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to your brother.
Luke 20:28
saying, Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If anyone's brother dies, having a wife, and if he dies without children, his brother should take his wife and raise up seed to his brother.