What Penalty for Child-Molesting and Rape?

In Exodus 22:16f above, the word "entices" translates the Piel future yepaththeh, which literally means: "he opens."   It implies the maid’s sexual consent, and precludes her violent rape as in the case of Deuteronomy 22:25-26.   Nevertheless, the monetary consequences are of importance in understanding Deuteronomy 22:28-29 (to be dealt with later below).

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In Exodus 22:22-24, God commands: "You shall not afflict any…fatherless child.   If you afflict them in any way, and they cry out at all to Me, I will surely hear their cry and My wrath shall get hot and I will kill you with the sword."   Words for child-molesters to ponder!