Deuteronomy 24

Law of Divorce

When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens
Lit if
that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some b indecency in her, and c he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out from his house,
and she leaves his house and goes and becomes another man’s wife, and if the latter husband
Lit hates her
turns against her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her to be his wife,
then her e former husband who sent her away is not allowed to take her again to be his wife, since she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the  Lord, and you shall not bring sin on the land which the  Lord your God gives you as an inheritance.

f When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out with the army nor be charged with any duty; he shall be free at home one year and shall g give happiness to his wife whom he has taken.

Sundry Laws

No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.

h If a man is
Lit found stealing
caught kidnapping any of his
Lit brothers
countrymen of the sons of Israel, and he deals with him violently or sells him, then that thief shall die; so you shall purge the evil from among you.

k Be careful against
Lit a mark or stroke
an infection of leprosy, that you diligently observe and do according to all that the Levitical priests teach you; as I have commanded them, so you shall be careful to do.
Remember what the  Lord your God did m to Miriam on the way as you came out of Egypt.

10  n When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge. 11 You shall remain outside, and the man to whom you make the loan shall bring the pledge out to you. 12 If he is a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge. 13  o When the sun goes down you shall surely return the pledge to him, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you; and p it will be righteousness for you before the  Lord your God.

14  q You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your
Lit brothers
countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your
Lit gates
towns.
15  t You shall give him his wages on his day
Lit that the sun shall not go down on it
before the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his
Lit soul
heart on it; so that w he will not cry against you to the  Lord and it become sin in you.

16  x Fathers shall not be put to death
Or with
for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death
Or with
for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.

17  aa You shall not pervert the justice
Lit of
due an alien or
Or the fatherless
an orphan, nor ad take a widow’s garment in pledge.
18 But you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and that the  Lord your God redeemed you from there; therefore I am commanding you to do this thing.

19  ae When you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be af for the alien, for the
Or fatherless
orphan, and for the widow, in order that the  Lord your God ah may bless you in all the work of your hands.
20  ai When you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs
Lit after yourself
again; it shall be ak for the alien, for the
Or fatherless
orphan, and for the widow.

21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not
Lit glean it after yourself
go over it again; it shall be for the alien, for the
Or fatherless
orphan, and for the widow.
22 You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I am commanding you to do this thing.
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