Debarim 21:10 - 25:19

10 "When you go out to fight against your enemies, and יהוה your Elohim shall give them into your hand, and you shall take them captive,

11 and shall see among the captives a woman lovely of form, and shall delight in her and take her for your wife,

12 then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails,

13 and put aside the mantle of her captivity, and shall dwell in your house, and mourn her father and her mother a month of days. And after that you shall go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife.

14 "And it shall be, if you are not pleased with her, then you shall let her go at her desire, but you do not sell her at all for silver. Do not treat her harshly, since you have humbled her.

15  "When a man has two wives, one loved and the other unloved, and they have borne him children, both the loved and the unloved, and the first-born son is of her who is unloved,

16  then it shall be, on the day he makes his sons to inherit his possessions, he is not allowed to treat the son of the beloved wife as first-born in the face of the son of the unloved, who is the first-born.

17  "But he is to acknowledge the son of the unloved wife as the first-born by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the beginning of his strength - the right of the first-born is his.

18 "When a man has a wayward and rebellious son who is not listening to the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and who, when they have disciplined him, does not listen to them,

19 then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city, to the gate of his city,

20 and shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is wayward and rebellious. He is not listening to our voice, he is a glutton and a drunkard.'

21 "Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones. Thus you shall purge the evil from your midst. And let all Yisra'ĕl hear, and revere.

22 "And when a man has committed a sin worthy of death, then he shall be put to death and you shall hang him on a tree.

23  "Let his body not remain overnight on the tree, for you shall certainly bury him the same day - for he who is hanged is accursed of Elohim - so that you do not defile the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you as an inheritance.

Deuteronomy 22

 1 "When you see your brother's ox or his sheep going astray, you shall not hide yourself from them. Return them to your brother without fail.

2  "And if your brother is not near you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it to your own house, and it shall be with you until your brother seeks it, then you shall return it to him.

3  "And so you do with his donkey, and so you do with his garment, and so you do with whatever your brother loses, which he has lost and you have found. You are not allowed to hide yourself.

4 "When you see your brother's donkey or his ox fall down on the way, you shall not hide yourself from them. Help him raise them without fail.

5  "A woman does not wear that which pertains to a man, nor does a man put on a woman's garment, for whoever does this is an abomination to יהוה your Elohim.

6  "When you come upon a bird's nest along the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, with the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young -

7 let the mother go without fail, and take the young for yourself, so that it might be well with you, and that you have prolonged days.

8 "When you build a new house, then you shall make a parapet for your roof, so that you do not bring blood-guilt on your house when one falls from it.

9 "Do not sow your vineyard with different kinds of seed, lest the yield of the seed which you have sown and the fruit of your vineyard be defiled.

10 "Do not plough with an ox and a donkey together.

11 "Do not put on a garment of different kinds, of wool and linen together.

12 "Make tassels on the four corners of the garment with which you cover yourself.

13 "When any man takes a wife, and shall go in to her, and shall hate her,

14 and shall make abusive charges against her and bring an evil name on her and say, ‘I took this woman, and when I came to her I did not find her a maiden,'

15 then the father and mother of the young woman shall take and bring out the proof of the girl's maidenhood to the elders of the city at the gate.

16 "And the girl's father shall say to the elders, ‘I gave my daughter to this man as wife, and he hates her.

17 ‘And see, he has made abusive charges against her, saying, "I did not find your daughter a maiden," and yet these are the proofs of my daughter's maidenhood.' And they shall spread the garment before the elders of the city.

18 "And the elders of that city shall take that man and punish him,

19 and fine him one hundred pieces of silver and give them to the father of the young woman, because he has brought an evil name on a maiden of Yisra'ĕl. And she is to be his wife, he is not allowed to put her away all his days.

20 "But if the matter is true, that the girl was not found a maiden,

21 then they shall bring out the girl to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done wickedness in Yisra'ĕl, to whore in her father's house. Thus you shall purge the evil from your midst.

22  "When a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, then both of them shall die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman. Thus you shall purge the evil from Yisra'ĕl.

23 "When a girl who is a maiden is engaged to a husband, and a man finds her in the city and lies with her,

24 then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and shall stone them to death with stones, the girl because she did not cry out in the city, and the man because he has humbled his neighbour's wife. Thus you shall purge the evil from your midst.

25  "But if a man finds the girl who is engaged in the field, and the man seizes her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die.

26 "But you shall do no matter to the girl. The girl has no sin worthy of death - for the matter is like a man who rises against his neighbour and kills him -

27 for he found her in the field, and she cried out, the engaged girl, but without anyone to save her.

28 "When a man finds a girl who is a maiden, who is not engaged, and he seizes her and lies with her, and they are found out,

29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the girl's father fifty pieces of silver, and she is to be his wife because he has humbled her. He is not allowed to put her away all his days.

30 "A man does not take his father's wife, nor uncover his father's skirt.

Deuteronomy 23

1 "No one wounded, crushed or whose member is cut off does enter the assembly of יהוה.

2 "No one of illegitimate birth enters the assembly of יהוה, even a tenth generation of his does not enter the assembly of יהוה.

3 "An Ammonite or Mo'aḇite does not enter the assembly of יהוה, even a tenth generation of them does not ever enter the assembly of יהוה,

4  because they did not meet you with bread and water on the way when you came out of Mitsrayim, and because they hired against you Bilʽam son of Beʽor from Pethor of Aram Naharayim, to curse you.

5 "But יהוה your Elohim refused to listen to Bilʽam, and יהוה your Elohim turned the curse into a beraḵah for you, because יהוה your Elohim loves you.

6 "Do not seek their peace nor their good, all your days, forever.

7 "Do not loathe an Eḏomite, for he is your brother. Do not loathe a Mitsrite, because you were a stranger in his land.

8 "The children of the third generation born to them do enter the assembly of יהוה.

9 "When the army goes out against your enemies, then you shall guard yourself from every evil matter.

10 "When there is any man among you who is not clean because of an emission in the night, then he shall go outside the camp. Let him not come into the midst of the camp.

11 "And it shall be, toward evening, that he bathes with water. And when the sun goes let him come into the midst of the camp.

12 "And you shall have a place outside the camp, where you shall go out,

13 and you shall have a sharp implement among your equipment, and when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it and turn and cover your excrement.

14 "For יהוה your Elohim walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you. Therefore your camp shall be qodesh, so that He does not see unclean matter among you, and shall turn away from you.

15 "You do not hand over to his master the slave who has escaped from his master to you.

16 "Let him dwell with you in your midst, in the place which he chooses within one of your gates, where it is pleasing to him. Do not oppress him.

17 "None of the daughters of Yisra'ĕl is to be a cult prostitute, nor any of the sons of Yisra'ĕl be a cult prostitute.

18 "Do not bring the hire of a whore or the pay of a dog to the House of יהוה your Elohim for any vowed offering, for both of these are an abomination to יהוה your Elohim.

19 "Do not lend at interest to your brother, interest of silver, interest of food, or interest of whatever is lent at interest.

20  "To a foreigner you lend at interest, but to your brother you do not lend at interest, so that יהוה your Elohim might baraḵ you in all that you put your hand to in the land which you are entering to possess.

21 "When you make a vow to יהוה your Elohim, do not delay to pay it, for יהוה your Elohim is certainly requiring it of you, and it shall be sin in you.

22 "But when you abstain from vowing, it is not sin in you.

23 "That which has gone from your lips you shall guard and do, for you voluntarily vowed to יהוה your Elohim what you have promised with your mouth.

24 "When you come into your neighbour's vineyard, you shall eat to the satisfaction of your desire, but do not put any in a receptacle of yours.

25 "When you come into your neighbour's standing grain, you shall pluck the heads with your hand, but do not use a sickle on your neighbour's standing grain.

Deuteronomy 24

 1  "When a man takes a wife and shall marry her, then it shall be, if she finds no favour in his eyes because he has found a matter of shamefulness in her, and he shall write her a certificate of divorce, and put it in her hand, and send her out of his house,

2 and if she left his house and went and became another man's wife,

3  and the latter husband shall hate her and write her a certificate of divorce, and put it in her hand, and send her out of his house, or when the latter husband dies who took her to be his wife,

4 then her former husband who sent her away is not allowed to take her back to be his wife after she has been defiled, for that would be an abomination before יהוה. And do not bring sin on the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you as an inheritance.

5  "When a man has taken a new wife, let him not go out into the army nor let any matter be imposed upon him. He shall be exempt one year for the sake of his home, to rejoice with his wife whom he has taken.

6 "No one takes in pledge the lower or the upper millstone, for he would be taking a life in pledge.

7 "When a man is found kidnapping any of his brothers of the children of Yisra'ĕl, and treats him harshly or sells him, then that kidnapper shall die. Thus you shall purge the evil from your midst.

8 "Take heed, in an outbreak of leprosy, to diligently guard and do according to all that the kohenim, the Lĕwites, teach you. As I have commanded them, so you shall guard to do.

9 "Remember what יהוה your Elohim did to Miryam on the way when you came out of Mitsrayim.

10 "When you lend your brother a loan, do not go into his house to get his pledge.

11 "Stand outside, and let the man to whom you lend bring the pledge out to you.

12 "And if the man is poor, do not sleep with his pledge.

13 "By all means return the pledge to him at sundown, and he shall sleep in his own garment, and shall baraḵ you. And it shall be righteousness to you before יהוה your Elohim.

14 "Do not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, of your brothers or of the strangers who is in your land within your gates.

15 "Give him his wages on the same day, and do not let the sun go down on it, for he is poor and lifts up his being to it, so that he does not cry out against you to יהוה, and it shall be sin in you.

16 "Fathers are not put to death for their children, and children are not put to death for their fathers, each is to die for his own sin.

17 "Do not twist the Right-Ruling of a stranger or the fatherless, nor take the garment of a widow.

18 "But you shall remember that you were a slave in Mitsrayim, and that יהוה your Elohim redeemed you from there. Therefore I am commanding you to do this word.

19 "When you reap your harvest in your field, and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, do not go back to get it. Let it be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow, so that יהוה your Elohim might baraḵ you in all the work of your hands.

20 "When you beat your olive trees, do not examine the branch behind you. Let it be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

21 "When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, do not glean behind you. Let it be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

22 "And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Mitsrayim. Therefore I am commanding you to do this word.

Deuteronomy 25

 1 "When there is a dispute between men, then they shall come unto judgment, and they shall be judged, and the righteous declared righteous and the wicked declared wicked.

2  "And it shall be, if the wicked is to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of blows according to his wickedness.

3  "Forty blows he gives him but no more, lest he beat him with many more blows than these, and your brother be degraded before your eyes.

4 "Do not muzzle an ox while it is threshing.

5 "When brothers dwell together, and one of them has died, and has no son, the widow of the dead man shall not become a stranger's outside. Her husband's brother does go in to her, and shall take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her.

6 "And it shall be that the first-born son which she bears rises up for the name of his dead brother, so that his name is not blotted out of Yisra'ĕl.

7  "But if the man does not desire to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate to the elders, and say, ‘My husband's brother refuses to raise up a name to his brother in Yisra'ĕl, he does not agree to perform the duty of my husband's brother.'

8 "The elders of his city shall then call him and speak to him, and he shall stand and say, ‘I have no desire to take her,'

9 then his brother's wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, and remove his sandal from his foot, and shall spit in his face, and answer and say, ‘Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother's house.'

10 "And in Yisra'ĕl his name shall be called, ‘The house of him who had his sandal removed.'

11  "When men fight together, a man with another, and the wife of one shall draw near to rescue her husband from the hand of the one attacking him, and shall put out her hand and seize him by the genitals,

12 then you shall cut off her hand - your eye does not pardon.

13 "You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a heavy and a light.

14 "You shall not have in your house differing measures, a large and a small.

15 "You shall have a perfect and right weight, a perfect and right measure, so that they prolong your days on the soil which יהוה your Elohim is giving you.

16 "For all who do these, and all who do unrighteously, are an abomination to יהוה your Elohim.

17 "Remember what Amalĕq did to you on the way as you were coming out of Mitsrayim,

18 how he met you on the way and attacked your back, all the feeble ones in your rear, when you were tired and weary. And he did not revere Elohim.

19  "Therefore it shall be, when יהוה your Elohim has given you rest from your enemies all around, in the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you to possess as an inheritance, that you blot out the remembrance of Amalĕq from under the shamayim. Do not forget!