“When a man takes a new wife, he must not go out in the army, nor is he to be assigned any public duty. He is free at home one year and can bring happiness to his wife whom he has taken. Bible

“and can bring happiness to his wife.” The wife would be happy to have her new husband with her at home, but beyond that, there is a good chance that in that year she would become pregnant, and it was a blessing to the woman and to the whole family for her to have a baby.

Commentary for: Deuteronomy 24:5