Exodus 22:16-17; 1 Samuel 18:25; Deuteronomy 22:29

Laws About Social Justice

16 jIf a man seduces a virgin1 who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price2 for her and make her his wife. 17 If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, jhe shall pay money equal to the kbride-price for virgins.


25 Then Saul said, Thus shall you say to David, The king desires no hbride-price except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, ithat he may be avenged of the king's enemies. jNow Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.


29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days.