Marrying Female Captives

Deuteronomy 21

10 "When you go out to war against your enemies, and the LORD your God delivers them into your hand, and you take them captive, 11 "and you see among the captives a beautiful woman, and desire her and would take her for your g wife, 12 "then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall h shave her head and trim her nails. 13 "She shall put off the clothes of her captivity, remain in your house, and i mourn her father and her mother a full month; after that you may go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife. 14 "And it shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall set her free, but you certainly shall not sell her for money; you shall not treat her brutally, because you have j humbled her.

  1. Cross References
    Numbers 31:18
    But keep alive for yourselves all the young girls who have not known a man intimately.
  2. Cross References
    Leviticus 14:8
    He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean. After that he shall come into the camp, and shall stay outside his tent seven days.
    Leviticus 14:9
    But on the seventh day he shall shave all the hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows - all his hair he shall shave off. He shall wash his clothes and wash his body in water, and he shall be clean.
    Numbers 6:9
    And if anyone dies very suddenly beside him, and he defiles his consecrated head, then he shall shave his head on the day of his cleansing; on the seventh day he shall shave it.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 45:10
    Listen, O daughter, Consider and incline your ear; Forget your own people also, and your father's house.
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 34:2
    And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her and lay with her, and violated her.
    Deuteronomy 22:29
    Then the man who lay with her shall give to the young woman's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife because he has humbled her; he shall not be permitted to divorce her all his days.
    Judges 19:24
    "Look, here is my virgin daughter and the man's concubine; let me bring them out now. Humble them, and do with them as you please; but to this man do not do such a vile thing!"
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