Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

then shall his brother's wife come near to him before the eyes of the elders, and draw his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto the man that will not build up his brother's house.

New American Standard Bible

then his brother's wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall declare, 'Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother's house.'

King James Version

Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house.

Holman Bible

then his sister-in-law will go up to him in the sight of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. Then she will declare, ‘This is what is done to a man who will not build up his brother’s house.’

International Standard Version

then she is to approach her brother-in-law in the presence of the elders, remove his sandal, spit in his face, and say in response, "May this be done to the man who does not preserve the lineage of his brother.'

A Conservative Version

then his brother's wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face. And she shall answer and say, So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother's h

American Standard Version

then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face; and she shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto the man that doth not build up his brother's house.

Amplified

Then shall his brother's wife come to him in the presence of the elders and pull his shoe off his foot and spit in his face and shall answer, So shall it be done to that man who does not build up his brother's house.

Bible in Basic English

Then his brother's wife is to come to him, before the responsible men of the town, and take his shoe off his foot, and put shame on him, and say, So let it be done to the man who will not take care of his brother's name.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders and loose his shoe from off his foot and spit in his face and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house.

Julia Smith Translation

And his brother's wife drew near to him before the eyes of the old men, and drew off his shoe from his foot, and spit in his face, and answered and said, Thus shall it be done to the man who will not build up the house of his brother.

King James 2000

Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[then] his sister-in-law shall go near him before the eyes of the elders, and she shall pull off his sandal from his foot, and she shall spit in his face, and she shall {declare} and she shall say, 'This is how it is done to the man who does not build the house of his brother.'

Modern King James verseion

then his brother's wife shall come to him in the presence of his elders, and take off his shoe from his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done to that man who will not build up his brother's house.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

then let his sister-in-law go unto him in the presence of the elders and loose his shoe off his foot and spit in his face and answer and say, 'So shall it be done unto that man that will not build his brother's house.'

NET Bible

then his sister-in-law must approach him in view of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. She will then respond, "Thus may it be done to any man who does not maintain his brother's family line!"

New Heart English Bible

then his brother's wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face; and she shall answer and say, "So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother's house."

The Emphasized Bible

Then shall his brothers wife come near unto him in the presence of the elders, and draw his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, - and respond and say, Thus shall it be done unto the man who will not build up the house of his brother.

Webster

Then shall his brother's wife come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done to that man that will not build up his brother's house.

World English Bible

then his brother's wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face; and she shall answer and say, "So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother's house."

Youngs Literal Translation

'Then hath his brother's wife drawn nigh unto him, before the eyes of the elders, and drawn his shoe from off his foot, and spat in his face, and answered and said, Thus it is done to the man who doth not build up the house of his brother;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יבמת 
Y@bemeth 
Usage: 5

נגשׁ 
Nagash 
Usage: 125

unto him in the presence
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

of the elders
זקן 
Zaqen 
Usage: 178

נעלה נעל 
Na`al 
Usage: 22

רגל 
Regel 
Usage: 247

and spit
ירק 
Yaraq 
spit, but
Usage: 3

in his face
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

and say

Usage: 0

So shall it be done

Usage: 0

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

that will not build up
בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

8 Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak unto him; and if he stand to it and say, I like not to take her; 9 then shall his brother's wife come near to him before the eyes of the elders, and draw his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto the man that will not build up his brother's house. 10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe drawn off.



Cross References

Numbers 12:14

And Jehovah said to Moses, But had her father anyways spat in her face, should she not be shamed seven days? She shall be shut outside the camp seven days, and afterwards she shall be received in again.

Ruth 4:7-8

Now this was the custom in former time in Israel concerning redemption and concerning exchange, to confirm the whole matter: a man drew off his sandal, and gave it to his neighbour, and this was the mode of attestation in Israel.

Job 30:10

They abhor me, they stand aloof from me, yea, they spare not to spit in my face.

Isaiah 50:6

I gave my back to smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Genesis 38:8-10

Then Judah said to Onan, Go in to thy brother's wife, and fulfil to her the brother-in-law's duty, and raise up seed to thy brother.

Ruth 4:10-11

moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.

1 Samuel 2:30

Wherefore Jehovah the God of Israel saith, I said indeed, Thy house and the house of thy father should walk before me for ever. But now Jehovah saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

Isaiah 20:2

at that time spoke Jehovah by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy sandal from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.

Matthew 26:67

Then they spit in his face, and buffeted him, and some struck him with the palms of their hand,

Matthew 27:30

And having spit upon him, they took the reed and beat him on his head.

Mark 1:7

And he preached, saying, There comes he that is mightier than I after me, the thong of whose sandals I am not fit to stoop down and unloose.

Mark 10:34

and they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him; and after three days he shall rise again.

John 1:27

he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.

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