then his father and his mother are to lay hold on him and bring him out to the elders of his city, to the gate of his place, Bible see other translations

“elders...gate.” In the biblical culture of the Old Testament, it was the custom that the elders and judges of a city would sit at the city gate (Gen. 19:1, 9; Deut. 21:19; 22:15; 25:7; Josh. 20:4; Ruth 4:11; 1 Sam. 4:18; Esther 2:19, 21; 3:2; Lam. 5:14; Dan. 2:49).

[For more on the elders at the gate, see commentary on Prov. 1:21.]

Commentary for: Deuteronomy 21:19