- ¶ IF a man takes a wife, and lies with her, and if she finds no favor in his eyes, because he has found some evidence of open prostitution in her;
then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it to her, and send her out of his house.
- And when she has left his house, and if she goes and becomes another man’s wife,
- And if that husband hates her, and writes her a bill of divorcement, and gives it to her, and sends her out of his house, or if that husband who took her to be his wife dies;
- Then her former husband, who sent her away, has no right to take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled;
for that is an abomination before the LORD;
and you shall not cause the land to sin, which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance.
- ¶ When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out with the army, neither shall he be charged with any business;
but he shall be free at his home for one year, and shall rejoice with his wife whom he has taken.
- No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone as a pledge;
for he takes a man’s life to pledge.
- If a man of the children of Israel is found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, to make merchandise of him, or sell him;
then that thief shall surely die;
and you shall put evil away from among you.
- Take heed in the plague of leprosy, and be exceedingly careful, and do according to all that the priests and the Levites shall teach you;
as I commanded them, so you shall be careful to do.
- Remember what the LORD your God did to Miriam on the way, after you came forth out of Egypt.
- If your neighbor owes you a debt, you shall not go into his house to fetch his pledge.
- But you shall wait in the street, and the man who is your debtor shall bring out the pledge to you.
- And if the man is poor, you shall not sleep with his mantle.
- But you shall return to him his mantle again when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own mantle, and bless you;
and it shall be righteousness to you before the LORD your God.
- ¶ You shall not cheat the wages of a hired laborer who is poor and needy, whether he is of your brethren or of the strangers who are in your cities;
- But you shall pay him his wages on the same day, neither shall the sun go down upon it;
for he is poor, and it is because of his wages that he places himself at your disposal;
lest he cry against you to the LORD, and it be sin against you.
- The fathers shall not be put to death for their children, neither shall the children be put to death for their fathers;
but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
- You shall not pervert the justice due to the stranger, nor to the orphan;
nor take a widow’s garment as a pledge;
- But you shall remember that you were a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD your God delivered you from there;
therefore I command you to do this thing:
- When you reap the harvest in your field, and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not return to fetch it;
it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the works of your hands.
- When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over the boughs again;
it shall be for the stranger, for the orphan, and for the widow.
- When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward;
it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
- And you shall remember that you were a bondman in Egypt;
therefore I command you to do this thing.