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When a man is newly married, he need not go into[a] the army nor be obligated in any way; he must be free to stay at home for a full year and bring joy to[b] the wife he has married.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 24:5 tn Heb “go out with.”
  2. Deuteronomy 24:5 tc For the MT’s reading Piel שִׂמַּח (simmakh, “bring joy to”), the Syriac and others read שָׂמַח (samakh, “enjoy”).

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