23 If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her,

Other Translations of Deuteronomy 22:23

King James Version

23 If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;

English Standard Version

23 "If there is a betrothed virgin, and a man meets her in the city and lies with her,

The Message

23 If a man comes upon a virgin in town, a girl who is engaged to another man, and sleeps with her,

New King James Version

23 "If a young woman who is a virgin is betrothed to a husband, and a man finds her in the city and lies with her,

New Living Translation

23 "Suppose a man meets a young woman, a virgin who is engaged to be married, and he has sexual intercourse with her. If this happens within a town,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Deuteronomy 22:23

Commentary on Deuteronomy 22:13-30

(Read Deuteronomy 22:13-30)

These and the like regulations might be needful then, and yet it is not necessary that we should curiously examine respecting them. The laws relate to the seventh commandment, laying a restraint upon fleshly lusts which war against the soul.