1 “aYou shall not see° your Icountryman’s° ox° or° his sheep° straying° away°, and IIpay° no° attention° to them; you shall certainly° bring° them back° to your countryman°. 2 If° your countryman° is not near° you, or if you do not know° him, then you shall bring° it home° to your house°, and it shall remain° with you until° your countryman° looks° for it; then you shall restore° it to him. 3 Thus° you shall do° with his donkey°, and you shall do° the same° with his garment°, and you shall do° likewise° with anything° lost° by your countryman°, which° he has lost° and you have found°. You are not allowed° to Ineglect° [them]. 4 You shall not see° your countryman’s° donkey° or° his ox° fallen° down° on the way°, and Ipay° no° attention° to them; you shall certainly° help° him to raise° [them] up.
 ILit brother, and so through v 4 IILit hide yourself from them aEx 23:4, 5; Pv 27:10; Zc 7:9
 ILit hide yourself
 ILit hide yourself from them
6 ¶ “If° you happen° to come° upon a bird’s° nest° along the way°, in any° tree° or° on the ground°, with young° ones° or° eggs°, and the mother° sitting° on the young° or° on the eggs°, ayou shall not take° the mother° with the young°; 7 you shall certainly° let° the mother° go°, but the young° you may take° for yourself, ain order° that it may be well° with you and that you may prolong° your days°.
Laws on Morality
13 ¶ “aIf° any° man° takes° a wife° and goes° in to her and [then] Iturns° against° her, 14 and charges° her with shameful° deeds° and Ipublicly° defames°°° her, and says°, ‘I took° this° woman°, [but] when I came° near° her, I did not find° her a virgin°,’ 15 then the girl’s° father° and her mother° shall take° and bring° out the [evidence] of the girl’s° virginity° to the elders° of the city° at the gate°. 16 The girl’s° father° shall say° to the elders°, ‘I gave° my daughter° to this° man° for a wife°, but he Iturned° against° her; 17 and behold°, he has charged° her with shameful° deeds°, saying°, “I did not find° your daughter° a virgin°.” But Ithis° is the evidence° of my daughter’s° virginity°.’ And they shall spread° the garment° before° the elders° of the city°. 18 So athe elders° of that city° shall take° the man° and chastise° him, 19 and they shall fine° him a hundred° [shekels] of silver° and give° it to the girl’s° father°, because° he Ipublicly° defamed°°° a virgin° of Israel°. And she shall remain° his wife°; he cannot°° IIdivorce° her all° his days°.
 ILit hates her aGn 29:21; Dt 24:1; Jg 15:1
 ILit causes an evil name to go out against her
 ILit hated her
 ILit these are
 aEx 18:21; Dt 1:9-18
 ILit caused an evil name to go out against a virgin IILit send her away
20 ¶ “But if° this° Iacharge° is true°, that the girl° was not found° a virgin°, 21 then they shall bring° out the girl° to the doorway° of her father’s° house°, and the men° of her city° shall stone° her Ito death° because° she has acommitted° an act° of folly° in Israel° by playing° the harlot° in her father’s° house°; thus byou shall purge° the evil° from among° you.
 ILit matter aDt 17:4
 ILit with stones so that she dies aGn 34:7; Lv 19:29; 21:9; Dt 23:17, 18; Jg 20:5-10; 2S 13:12, 13 bDt 13:5; 17:7; 19:19
23 ¶ “aIf° there is a girl° who is a virgin° engaged° to a man°, and [another] man° finds° her in the city° and lies° with her, 24 then you shall bring° them both° out to the gate° of that city° and you shall stone° them Ito death°; the girl°, because°°° she did not cry° out in the city°, and the man°, because°°° he has violated° his neighbor’s° wife°. Thus you shall purge° the evil° from among° you.
25 ¶ “But if° in the field° the man° finds° the girl° who is engaged°, and the man° forces° her and lies° with her, then only° the man° who° lies° with her shall die°. 26 But you shall do° nothing°° to the girl°; there° is no° sin° in the girl° worthy of death°, for just° as a man° rises° against° his neighbor° and murders° him, so° is this° case°. 27 When° he found° her in the field°, the engaged° girl° cried° out, but there° was no° one to save° her.
28 ¶ “aIf° a man° finds° a girl° who is a virgin°, who° is not engaged°, and seizes° her and lies° with her and they are discovered°, 29 then the man° who lay° with her shall give° to the girl’s° father° fifty° [shekels] of silver°, and she shall become° his wife° because°° he has violated° her; he cannot°° divorce° her all° his days°.
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Of humanity toward brethren.
1 ¶ Thou shalt not² seeºª² thy brother'sº oxº or²² his sheepº go astray,ºª and hide¹ª thyself² from² them: thou shalt in any case¹ª bring them againºª unto thy brother.º 2 And if² thy brotherº [be] not² nighº unto² thee, or if thou knowºª him not,² then thou shalt bringºª it untoº² thine own house,º and it shall be² with² thee until² thy brotherº seek¹ª after² it, and thou shalt restore² it to him again.¹ª 3 In like mannerº shalt thou doºª with his ass;º and so² shalt thou doºª with his raiment;º and with all² lost thingº of thy brother's,º which² he hath lost,ºª and thou hast found,ºª shalt thou doºª likewise:² thou mayestºª not² hide¹ª thyself.²
 Ex 23:4; Lv 20:4; Dt 22:3; Pv 24:11; 28:27; Is 8:17; 58:7; Ezk 34:4, 16; Mt 10:6; 15:24; 18:12; Lk 10:31; 15:4; Jm 5:19; 1P 2:25.
 Mt 7:12; 1Th 4:6.
The sex is to be distinguished by apparel.
The dam is not to be taken with her young ones.
6 ¶ If² a bird'sº nestº chance¹ª to be² beforeº thee in the wayº in any² tree,º or² on² the ground,º [whether they be] young ones,º or² eggs,º and the damº sittingºª upon² the young,º or² upon² the eggs,º thou shalt not² takeºª the damº with² the young:º 7 [But] thou shalt in any wiseºª² let the damº go,ºª and takeºª the youngº to thee; that² it may be wellºª with thee, and [that] thou mayest prolongºª [thy] days.º
The house must have battlements.
 Ex 21:28; 22:6; 2S 11:2; Is 22:1; Jr 19:13; Ezk 3:18, 20; 32:2; Mt 10:27; 18:6; Mk 2:4; Ac 10:9; 20:26; Ro 14:13; 1Co 10:32; Php 1:10; 1Th 5:22.
Confusion is to be avoided.
Fringes upon the vesture.
The punishment of him that slandereth his wife.
13 ¶ If² any manº takeºª a wife,º and go inºª unto² her, and hateºª her, 14 And giveºª occasionsº of speechº against her, and bring upºª an evilº nameº upon² her, and say,ºª I tookºª² this² woman,º and when I cameºª to² her, I foundºª her not² a maid:º 15 Then shall the fatherº of the damsel,º and her mother,º takeºª and bring forthºª² [the tokens of] the damsel'sº virginityº unto² the eldersº of the cityº in the gate:º 16 And the damsel'sº fatherº shall sayºª unto² the elders,º I gaveºª² my daughterº unto this² manº to wife,º and he hatethºª her; 17 And, lo,² he² hath givenºª occasionsº of speechº [against her], saying,ºª I foundºª not² thy daughterº a maid;º and yet these² [are the tokens of] my daughter'sº virginity.º And they shall spreadºª the clothº beforeº the eldersº of the city.º 18 And the eldersº of that² cityº shall takeºª² that manº and chastiseºª him; 19 And they shall amerceºª him in an hundredº [shekels] of silver,º and giveºª [them] unto the fatherº of the damsel,º because² he hath brought upºª an evilº nameº upon² a virginº of Israel:º and she shall be² his wife;º he mayºª not² put her awayºª all² his days.º
 Gn 29:21, 23, 31; Jg 15:1; Ep 5:28.
 Ex 20:16; 23:1; Dt 22:19; Pv 18:8, 21; 1Ti 5:14.
 Dt 22:29; 24:1; Mt 19:8.
20 But if² this² thingº be² true,º [and the tokens of] virginityº be not² foundºª for the damsel:º 21 Then they shall bring outºª² the damselº to² the doorº of her father'sº house,º and the men¹² of her cityº shall stoneºª her with stonesº that she die:ºª because² she hath wroughtºª follyº in Israel,º to play the whoreºª in her father'sº house:º so shalt thou put¹ª evil¹ awayºª² from amongº² you.
 Gn 34:7; Lv 21:9; 24:16, 23; Nu 15:35; Dt 13:5, 10; 17:5, 7; 19:19; 21:21; 22:22, 24; Jg 20:6, 10; 2S 13:12.
22 ¶ If² a manº be foundºª lyingºª with² a womanº marriedºª to an husband,º then they shall both²² of them¹ die,ºª [both] the manº that layºª with² the woman,º and the woman:º so shalt thou put awayºª evilº from Israel.º²
23 ¶ If² a damselº [that is] a virginº be² betrothedºª unto an husband,º and a manº findºª her in the city,º and lieºª with² her; 24 Then ye shall bring¹ª them both¹ out²²² unto² the gateº of that² city,º and ye shall stoneºª them with stonesº that they die;ºª² the damsel,º becauseºº² she criedºª not,² [being] in the city;º and the man,º becauseºº² he hath humbledºª² his neighbour'sº wife:º so thou shalt put awayºª evilº from amongº² you.
25 ¶ But if² a manº findºª² a betrothedºª damselº in the field,º and the manº forceºª her, and lieºª with² her: then the manº only² that² layºª with² her shall die:ºª 26 But unto the damselº thou shalt doºª nothing;º² [there is] in the damselº no² sinº [worthy] of death:º for² as² when a manº risethºª against² his neighbour,º and slayethººªª him, even so² [is] this² matter:º 27 For² he foundºª her in the field,º [and] the betrothedºª damselº cried,ºª and [there was] none² to saveºª her.
and of fornication.
28 ¶ If² a manº findºª a damselº [that is] a virgin,º which² is not² betrothed,ºª and lay holdºª on her, and lieºª with² her, and they be found;ºª 29 Then the manº that layºª with² her shall giveºª unto the damsel'sº fatherº fiftyº [shekels] of silver,º and she shall be² his wife;º because²² he hath humbledºª her, he mayºª not² put her awayºª all² his days.º
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