Miscellaneous Laws

Deuteronomy 24

5 d "When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business; he shall be free at home one year, and e bring happiness to his wife whom he has taken.

6 "No man shall take the lower or the upper millstone in pledge, for he takes 1 one's living in pledge.

7 "If a man is f found 2 kidnapping any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and mistreats him or sells him, then that kidnapper shall die; g and you shall put away the evil from among you.

8 "Take heed in h an outbreak of leprosy, that you carefully observe and do according to all that the priests, the Levites, shall teach you; just as I commanded them, so you shall be careful to do. 9 i "Remember what the LORD your God did j to Miriam on the way when you came out of Egypt!

10 "When you k lend your brother anything, you shall not go into his house to get his pledge. 11 "You shall stand outside, and the man to whom you lend shall bring the pledge out to you. 12 "And if the man is poor, you shall not 3 keep his pledge overnight. 13 l "You shall in any case return the pledge to him again when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own garment and m bless you; and n it shall be righteousness to you before the LORD your God.

14 "You shall not o oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether one of your brethren or one of the aliens who is in your land within your gates. 15 "Each day p you shall give him his wages, and not let the sun go down on it, for he is poor and has set his heart on it; q lest he cry out against you to the LORD, and it be sin to you.

16 r "Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers; a person shall be put to death for his own sin.

17 s "You shall not pervert justice due the stranger or the fatherless, t nor take a widow's garment as a pledge. 18 "But u you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you from there; therefore I command you to do this thing.

19 v "When you reap your harvest in your field, and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that the LORD your God may w bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 "When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. 21 "When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. 22 "And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I command you to do this thing.

Deuteronomy 25

1 "If there is a a dispute between men, and they come to 4 court, that the judges may judge them, and they b justify the righteous and condemn the wicked, 2 "then it shall be, if the wicked man c deserves to be beaten, that the judge will cause him to lie down d and be beaten in his presence, according to his guilt, with a certain number of blows. 3 e "Forty blows he may give him and no more, lest he should exceed this and beat him with many blows above these, and your brother f be humiliated in your sight.

4 g "You shall not muzzle an ox while it 5 treads out the grain.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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