“When men fight together, a man with his brother, and the wife of the one comes near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him who is hitting him, and she stretches out her hand and takes him by the genitals, Bible other translations

“brother.” In this context, a “brother” is a fellow countryman, usually a fellow Israelite. It does not mean a family member although it could be; fights between members of the extended family were not uncommon.

“genitals.” The Hebrew word is from the root “shame,” and literally means “that excites shame” (or perhaps “that elicits shame”). Common translations are “genitals,” “private parts,” and “secret parts.”

Commentary for: Deuteronomy 25:11