| 1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto
judgment, and the judges judge them; then they shall justify the
righteous, and condemn the wicked; 2 and it shall be, if the wicked man be
worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be
beaten before his face, according to his wickedness, by number. 3 Forty
stripes he may give him, he shall not exceed; lest, if he should exceed, and
beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile
4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the grain.
5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no son, the
wife of the dead shall not be married without unto a stranger: her husband's
brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the
duty of a husband's brother unto her. 6 And it shall be, that the
first-born that she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother that is
dead, that his name be not blotted out of Israel. 7 And if the man like
not to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife shall go up to the
gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto
his brother a name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of a husband's
brother unto me. 8 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak
unto him: and if he stand, and say, I like not to take her; 9 then shall
his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his
shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face; and she shall answer and say,
So shall it be done unto the man that doth not build up his brother's house.
10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his
11 When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one
draweth near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him,
and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets; 12 then thou
shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall have no pity.
13 Thou shalt not have in thy bag diverse weights, a great and a small.
14 Thou shalt not have in thy house diverse measures, a great and a small.
15 A perfect and just weight shalt thou have; a perfect and just measure
shalt thou have: that thy days may be long in the land which Jehovah thy God
giveth thee. 16 For all that do such things, even all that do
unrighteously, are an abomination unto Jehovah thy God.
17 Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way as ye came forth out of
Egypt; 18 how he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, all
that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared
not God. 19 Therefore it shall be, when Jehovah thy God hath given thee
rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which Jehovah thy God
giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the
remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget.
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