Deuteronomy 221When you see the calf of your brother or his sheep wandering in the way, you shall not overlook them; you shall by all means turn them back to your brother, and you shall restore them to him. 2And if your brother is not near you, or if you do not know him, you shall bring it into your own house; and it shall be with you until your brother shall seek them, and you shall restore them to him. 3Thus shall you do to his donkey, and thus shall you do to his garment, and thus shall you do to everything that your brother has lost; whatsoever things have been lost by him, and you have found, you shall not have power to overlook. 4You shall not see the donkey of your brother, or his calf, fallen in the way; you shall not overlook them, you shall surely help him to raise them up. 5The clothing of a man shall not be on a woman, neither shall a man put on a woman's dress; for everyone that does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God. 6And if you should come upon a brood of birds before your face in the way or upon any tree, or upon the earth, young or eggs, and the mother is brooding on the young or the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young ones. 7You shall by all means let the mother go, but you shall take the young to yourself; that it may be well with you, and that you may live long. 8If you should build a new house, then shall you make a parapet to your house; so you shall not bring blood-guiltiness upon your house, if one should in any way fall from it. 9You shall not sow your vineyard with different kinds of seed, lest the fruit be defiled, and whatsoever seed you may sow, with the fruit of your vineyard. 10You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together. 11You shall not wear a mingled garment, woolen and linen together. 12You shall make fringes on the four borders of your garments, with whatever you may be clothed with. 13And if anyone should take a wife, and dwell with her, and hate her, 14and attach to her reproachful words, and bring against her an evil name, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her I found not her tokens of virginity; 15then the father and the mother of the young woman shall take and bring out the young woman's tokens of virginity to the elders of the city to the gate. 16And the father of the young woman shall say to the elders, I gave this my daughter to this man for a wife; 17and now he has hated her, and attaches reproachful words to her, saying, I have not found tokens of virginity with your daughter; and these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall unfold the garment before the elders of the city. 18And the elders of that city shall take that man, and shall chastise him, 19and shall fine him a hundred shekels, and shall give them to the father of the young woman, because he has brought forth an evil name against a virgin of Israel; and she shall be his wife: he shall never be able to put her away. 20But if this report be true, and the tokens of virginity are not found for the young woman; 21then shall they bring out the young woman to the doors of her father's house, and shall stone her with stones, and she shall die; because she has wrought folly among the children of Israel, to defile the house of her father by harlotry: so you shall remove the evil one from among you. 22And if a man be found lying with a woman married to a man, you shall kill them both, the man that lay with the woman, and the woman; so shall you remove the wicked one out of Israel. 23And if there be a young woman espoused to a man, and a man should have found her in the city and have lain with her; 24you shall bring them both out to the gate of their city, and they shall be stoned with stones, and they shall die; the young woman, because she cried not in the city; and the man, because he humbled his neighbor's spouse: so shall you remove the evil one from yourselves. 25But if a man find in the field a young woman that is betrothed, and he should force her and lie with her, you shall slay the man that lay with her only. 26And the young woman has not committed a sin worthy of death; as if a man should rise up against his neighbor, and slay him, so is this thing; 27because he found her in the field; the betrothed young woman cried, and there was none to help her. 28And if anyone should find a young virgin who has not been betrothed, and should force her and lie with her, and be found, 29the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the damsel fifty silver shekels, and she shall be his wife, because he has humbled her; he shall never be able to put her away. 30A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's bed.
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