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25-27 In this way you will reduce crime among you. But if this deed takes place out in the country, only the man shall die. The girl is as innocent as a murder victim; for it must be assumed that she screamed, but there was no one to hear and rescue her out in the field. 28-29 If a man rapes a girl who is not engaged and is caught in the act, he must pay a fine[a] to the girl’s father and marry her; he may never divorce her.

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  1. Deuteronomy 22:28 he must pay a fine, literally, “shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver.”

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