NASB — Deuteronomy 22 — KJV

Sundry Laws

1aYou 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.

[1] ILit brother, and so through v 4 IILit hide yourself from them aEx 23:4, 5; Pv 27:10; Zc 7:9
[3] ILit hide yourself
[4] ILit hide yourself from them

5 ¶ “A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.

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.

[6] aLv 22:28
[7] aDt 4:40

8 ¶ “When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof, so that you will not bring bloodguilt on your house if anyone falls from it.

9 ¶ “aYou shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, or Iall the produce of the seed which you have sown and the increase of the vineyard will become defiled.

[9] ILit the fullness aLv 19:19

10 ¶ “aYou shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together.

[10] a2Co 6:14-16

11 ¶ “aYou shall not wear a material mixed of wool and linen together.

[11] aLv 19:19

12 ¶ “aYou shall make yourself tassels on the four corners of your garment with which you cover yourself.

[12] aNu 15:37-41; Mt 23:5

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.

[13] ILit hates her aGn 29:21; Dt 24:1; Jg 15:1
[14] ILit causes an evil name to go out against her
[16] ILit hated her
[17] ILit these are
[18] aEx 18:21; Dt 1:9-18
[19] 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.

[20] ILit matter aDt 17:4
[21] 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

22 ¶ “aIf a man is found lying with a married woman, then both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.

[22] aLv 20:10; Ezk 16:38; Mt 5:27, 28; Jn 8:5; 1Co 6:9; He 13:4

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.

[23] aLv 19:20-22; Mt 1:18, 19
[24] ILit with stones so that they die

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.

[28] aEx 22:16

30 ¶ “IaA man shall not take his father’s wife so that he will not uncover his father’s skirt.

[30] ICh 23:1 in Heb aLv 18:8; 20:11; Dt 27:20; 1Co 5:1

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Of humanity toward brethren.

1 ¶ Thou shalt not see thy brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother. 2 And if thy brother [be] not nigh unto thee, or if thou know him not, then thou shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee until thy brother seek after it, and thou shalt restore it to him again. 3 In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother's, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself.

[1] 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.
[2] Mt 7:12; 1Th 4:6.

4 ¶ Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift [them] up again.

[4] Ex 23:4; Mt 5:44; Lk 10:29; Ro 15:1; 2Co 12:15; Ga 6:1; 1Th 5:14; He 12:12.

The sex is to be distinguished by apparel.

5 ¶ The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God.

[5] Dt 18:12; 1Co 11:4.

The dam is not to be taken with her young ones.

6 ¶ If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, [whether they be] young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young: 7 [But] thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and [that] thou mayest prolong [thy] days.

[6] Gn 8:17; 32:11; Lv 22:28; Pv 12:10; Ho 10:14; Lk 12:6.
[7] Dt 4:40; Pv 22:4.

The house must have battlements.

8 ¶ When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.

[8] 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.

9 ¶ Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled.

[9] Lv 19:19; Mt 6:24; 9:16; Ro 11:6; 2Co 1:12; 11:3; Jm 1:6; 3:10.

10 ¶ Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together.

[10] 2Co 6:14.

11 ¶ Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, [as] of woollen and linen together.

[11] Lv 19:19.

Fringes upon the vesture.

12 ¶ Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest [thyself].

[12] Nu 15:38; Mt 23:5.

The punishment of him that slandereth his wife.

13 ¶ If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her, 14 And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid: 15 Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth [the tokens of] the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate: 16 And the damsel's father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her; 17 And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech [against her], saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these [are the tokens of] my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. 18 And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him; 19 And they shall amerce him in an hundred [shekels] of silver, and give [them] unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.

[13] Gn 29:21, 23, 31; Jg 15:1; Ep 5:28.
[14] Ex 20:16; 23:1; Dt 22:19; Pv 18:8, 21; 1Ti 5:14.
[19] Dt 22:29; 24:1; Mt 19:8.

Of adultery,

20 But if this thing be true, [and the tokens of] virginity be not found for the damsel: 21 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

[21] 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 ¶ If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, [both] the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.

[22] Lv 20:10; Nu 5:22; Ezk 23:45; Jn 8:4; He 13:4.

23 ¶ If a damsel [that is] a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; 24 Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, [being] in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.

[23] Dt 20:7; Mt 1:18.
[24] Gn 29:21; Dt 13:5; 21:14; 22:21, 24; Mt 1:20, 24; 1Co 5:2, 13.

of rape,

25 ¶ But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die: 26 But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; [there is] in the damsel no sin [worthy] of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so [is] this matter: 27 For he found her in the field, [and] the betrothed damsel cried, and [there was] none to save her.

[25] 2S 13:14.
[26] Dt 21:22.
[27] 1Co 13:7.

and of fornication.

28 ¶ If a man find a damsel [that is] a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; 29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty [shekels] of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

[28] Ex 22:16.
[29] Dt 21:14; 22:19, 24.


30 ¶ A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.

[30] Lv 18:8; 20:11; Dt 27:20; Ru 3:9; Ezk 16:8; 1Co 5:1, 13.

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