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9 among thy people Israel. So the blood shall be forgiven them,

and thou shalt remove from among you the blood which was shed without cause, if thou do what is good, and well pleasing

in the sight of the Lord thy God. 10 And when thou goest out to war against thine enemies, and 11 the Lord thy God hath delivered them into thy hands, and thou

hast taken their prey, and hast seen, among the captives, a wo12 man of a comely appearance, and hast loved her, and hast ta

ken her to thyself for a wife, and brought her home to thy house, 13 thou shalt shave her head, and pare her nails, and take from

her the garments of her captivity, and she shall remain in thy house, and bewail her father, and her mother, a full month,

and after that thou mayst go in unto her, and cohabit with her, 14 and she shall be thy wife. And in case thou dislike her, thou

shalt send her away free. She shall not be sold for money. Thou shalt not deal falsely with her, because thou hast hum

bled her. 15 If any man hath two wives, and one of them be beloved,

and the other hated; and both the beloved, and the hated, bear 16 him children, and the son of the hated be the first born, he

shall not be at liberty, when he bequeatheth his substance to his children, to give the right of primogeniture to the son of

the beloved, and overlook the son of the hated, who is the first 17 born; but shall acknowledge the son of the hated as his first

born, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath, because he is the head of his children, and the rights of primo

geniture belong to him. 18 If any man hath a stubborn, and rebellious son, who heark

eneth not to the voice of his father, nor to the voice of his mo

ther; and they have corrected him, and he will not hearken to 19 them; his father and his mother shall take him, and bring him 20 out to the senate of his city, and to the gate of the place; and

they shall say to the men of their city, This our son is stub

born and rebellious; he hearkeneth not to our voice. He is de21 voted to revelling and drunkenness. Thereupon the men of his

city shall stone him with stones, and he shall be put to death. So thou shalt remove the wicked from among you; and the

rest, who hear, will be struck with awe. 22 If any man commit a sin incurring death; and he be put to death; and you hang him on a gibbet; his body shall not remain on the gibbet; but you shall bury it the same day. Because every one who is hanged on a gibbet is accursed of God; therefore you shall not defile the land which the Lord thy God

giveth thee for a possession. XXII. When thou scest thy brother's ox or sheep going astray,

thou must not overlook them. Thou shalt surely bring them 2 back to thy brother, and restore them to him. And if thy bro

ther be not near thee, and thou dost not know him; thou shalt take them home to thy house; and they shall be with thee, until

thy brother seek them; then thou shalt restore them to thy bro3 ther. In like manner thou shalt do with his ass, and in like

manner with his raiment, and in like manner with every thing

which thy brother hath lost. Whatever hath been lost by him, 4 if thou find it thou must not overlook it. When thou seest thy

brother's ass, or his ox, fallen in the way, thou must not over

look them; thou shalt help him to lift them up. 5 A woman shall not wear what appertaineth to man, nor

shall a man put on a woman's garment; for every one who

doth such things is an abomination to the Lord thy God. 6 If there chance to be before thee in the way, either in a tree,

or on the ground, a bird's nest, with young or eggs; and the

dam be sitting on the young, or on the eggs; thou shalt not 7 take the dam with the young. Thou shalt let the dam go;

but thou mayst take the young for thyself; that it may be well

with thee, and that thou mayst prolong thy days. 8 When thou buildest a new house, thou shalt make a bat

tlement for thy roof, that thou mayst not occasion death by thy house, by any one's

one's falling from it. 9 Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard, when the product of it is

consecrated, with seed of another kind, that the seed which thou sowest may not be consecrated, with the product of thy

vineyard. 10 Thou shalt not plough with an ox and an ass together. 11 Thou shalt not wear, without scouring, a garment of wool

and flax in the same piece. 12 Thou shalt make bunches of ribbons on the four tufts of

the mantles with which thou clothest thyself. 13 If any man take a wife, and cohabit with her, and hate her,

14 and spread groundless reports concerning her, and give her an

ill name, and say, I took this woman to wife, but when I came 15 to her, I did not find her tokens of virginity ; thereupon the

father and mother of the damsel taking the tokens of their

child's virginity, shall carry them to the senate, to the gate. 16 And the father of the girl shall say to the senate, I gave

this my daughter to that man for a wife; but he now hateth her,

and hath spread groundless reports concerning her, saying, I 17 found not the tokens of virginity in thy daughter. Now these

are the proofs of my daughter's virginity. And they shall 18 spread the garment before the senate of the city. Whereupon

the senate of the city shall take the man, and chastise him, and 19 fine him a hundred shekels, and give them to the father of the

young woman, because he brought an ill name on a virgin of

Israel; and she shall be his wife. He shall not be at liberty to 20 put her away all his days. But if his accusation be founded in

truth, and proofs of virginity cannot be found for the young 21 woman, they shall carry out the young woman to the doors of

her father's house, and stone her with stones, till she die, be. cause she hath committed folly in Israel, by making her father's house a place of prostitution. So thou shalt remove evil from

among you. 22 If a man be found lying with a woman who is married, you

shall put them both to death; both the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. So shalt thou take away evil from Is

rael. 23 If a virgin be betrothed to a husband; and a man find her

in a city, and lie with her, you shall bring them both out to the 24 gate of the city, and stone them with stones, till they die—the

young woman, because she did not cry aloud in the city, and 25 the man because he humbled the wife of his neighbour. So

thou shalt remove evil from among you. But if the man found the woman who was betrothed, in the field, and by force lay

with her, you shall put him only to death who lay with her. 26 The young woman is not guilty of death. As when a man

hath risen up against his neighbour, and killed him, even so is 27 this matter : for he found her in the field. The young woman

who was betrothed, cried aloud, but there was none to help her. 28 If any man find a young woman, who is not betrothed, 29 and by force lie with her, and be found, the man who hath lain

with her shall pay the father of the young woman fifty didrachms of silver, and she shall be his wife: because he hath humbled her, he shall not be at liberty to put her away, all the

days of his life. 30 A man shall not take his father's wife, nor uncover his fa

ther's skirt. XXIII. A man who is made a eunuch by bruising, or by cut2 ting, shall not come into the congregation of the Lord; nor

shall the son of a harlot come into the congregation of the 3 Lord. An Amorite, and a Moabite, shall not come into the

congregation of the Lord : even to the tenth generation, they 4 shall not come into the congregation of the Lord-nay; even

for ever; because they did not meet you with bread and water

on the way, when you were coming out of Egypt; and be5 cause they hired against thee, Balaam, son of Beor, of Meso

potamia, to curse thee; but the Lord thy God would not

hearken to Balaam. Nay, the Lord thy God turned the curses 6 into a blessing, because the Lord thy God loved thee. Thou

shalt not propose terms of peace with them, nor what is condu7 cive to their welfare, all thy days, forever. Thou shalt not

abominate an Idumean; for he is thy brother. Thou shalt

not hold in abhorrence an Egyptian ; because thou wast a so8 journer in his land. If either of these have sons, they may come into the congregation of the Lord, in the third generation.

When thou goest out to encamp against thine enemies, 10 thou shalt be on thy guard against every evil thing. If there

be with thee a man who is unclean, by reason of any nightly

pollution, he shall go out of the camp, or he shall not come 11 into the camp; but towards evening he shall wash his body

with water, and when the sun is set, he may come into the 12 camp. Moreover thou shalt have a place without the camp, 13 and thou shalt go out thither. And thou shalt have in thy gir

dle a spaddle, and when thou hast eased thyself abroad, thou 14 shalt dig with it, and cover thy uncleanness. Because the

Lord thy God walketh about in thy camp, to save thee, and subdue thine enemy before thee, therefore thy camp must be holy. There must be nothing unseemly seen with thee, that he may not turn away from thee.


15 Thou shalt not deliver up to his master, a servant who 16 hath fled to thee, from his master. He shall dwell among you

wherever he pleaseth. Thou shalt not afflict him. 17 There shall not be a harlot of the daughters of Israel, nor

a whoremonger of the sons of Israel. There shall not be a prostitute among the daughters of Israel, nor shall any of the

Israelites be a votary of prostitution. 18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of an harlot, nor the price of

a dog, into the house of the Lord, for any vow, for both are an

abomination to the Lord thy God. 19 Thou shalt not take interest of thy brother, for money,

nor for victuals, nor for any thing which thou mayst lend him. 20 To a stranger thou mayst lend on interest; but to thy brother

thou shalt not lend on interest; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all thy works, in the land to which thou art going

to take possession of it. 21 If thou vowest a vow to the Lord thy God, thou shalt not

delay to pay it; for the Lord thy God will surely require it of 22 thee; and it would be a sin in thee. If thou dost not chuse to 23 make a vow, it is no sin in thee. Thou must be careful of what

have proceeded from thy lips; and offer, in the manner thou hast vowed to the Lord thy God, the gift which thou hast pro

mised with thy mouth. 25 If thou comest into thy neighbour's field of standing corn,

thou mayst gather ears with thy hands; but thou shalt not put a sickle into thy neighbour's field of standing grain. And if thou comest into thy neighbour's vineyard, thou mayst eat grapes, till thy soul is satisfied, but thou shalt not put any into

a vessel. XXIV. If any one hath taken a wife, and cohabited with her,

and it should happen that she hath not found favour in his 2 sight, because he hath found something unseemly in her, he

may write her a bill of divorce, and put it into her hands, and 3 send her away from his house. And having gone away, she may

become another man's wife. Butif her last husband hate her, and

write herabill of divorce and put it in her hands and send heraway 4 from his house; or if her last husband, who hath taken her to wife,

die; her former husband, who put her away, shall not be at liberty to return and take her again to wife; for it is an abo

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