Verse for the Day -- Sunday, October 5, 2008October 5 2008 at 1:12 AM
Pope Reverend I, BV (Login PRev1)
Deuteronomy 25:11-12 --
11 "If two men, a man and his countryman, are struggling together, and the wife of one comes near to deliver her husband from the hand of the one who is striking him, and puts out her hand and seizes his genitals, 12 then you shall cut off her hand; you shall not show pity.
Matthew Henry Complete Commetary --
A law for the punishing of an immodest woman...
...here is a very severe but just law to punish impudence and immodesty.
1. The instance of it is confessedly scandalous to the highest degree. A woman could not do it unless she were perfectly lost to all virtue and honour. 2. The occasion is such as might in part excuse it; it was to help her husband out of the hands of one that was too hard for him. Now if the doing of it in a passion, and with such a good intention, was to be so severely punished, much more when it was done wantonly and in lust. 3. The punishment was that her hand should be cut off; and the magistrates must not pretend to be more merciful than God: Thy eye shall not pity her. Perhaps our Saviour alludes to this law when he commands us to cut off the right hand that offends us, or is an occasion of sin to us. Better put the greatest hardships that can be upon the body than ruin the soul for ever. Modesty is the hedge of chastity, and therefore ought to be very carefully preserved and kept up by both sexes.
Yeah, no kidding...
That's really what it says.
-- Why doesn't Jack ever use stuff like this...
-- For HIS verse for the day...?
Honor the Dead
Heal the Wounded
End the War(s)