Law of Divorce
1 “When° a man° takes° a wife° and marries° her, and it happens° Ithat she finds° no° favor° in his eyes° because° he has found° some° aindecency° in her, and bhe writes° her a certificate° of divorce° and puts° [it] in her hand° and sends° her out from his house°, 2 and she leaves° his house° and goes° and becomes° another° man’s° [wife], 3 and if the latter° husband° Iturns° against° her and writes° her a certificate° of divorce° and puts° [it] in her hand° and sends° her out of his house°, or° if° the latter° husband° dies° who° took° her to be his wife°, 4 [then] her aformer° husband° who° sent° her away° is not allowed° to take° her again° to be his wife°, since°° she has been defiled°; for that is an abomination° before° the LORD°, and you shall not bring° sin° on the land° which° the LORD° your God° gives° you as an inheritance°.
5 ¶ “aWhen° a man° takes° a new° wife°, he shall not go° out with the army° nor° be charged° with any° duty°; he shall be free° at home° one° year° and shall bgive° happiness° to his wife° whom° he has taken°.
7 ¶ “aIf° a man° is Icaught° kidnapping° any° of his IIcountrymen° of the sons° of Israel°, and he deals° with him violently° or sells° him, then that thief° shall die°; so you shall purge° the evil° from among° you.
8 ¶ “aBe careful° against Ian infection° of leprosy°, that you diligently° observe° and do° according to all° that the Levitical° priests° teach° you; as I have commanded° them, so you shall be careful° to do°. 9 Remember° what° the LORD° your God° did° ato Miriam° on the way° as you came° out of Egypt°.
10 ¶ “aWhen° you make° your neighbor° a loan° of any° sort°, you shall not enter° his house° to take° his pledge°. 11 You shall remain° outside°, and the man° to whom° you make° the loan° shall bring° the pledge° out to you. 12 If° he is a poor° man°, you shall not sleep° with his pledge°. 13 aWhen the sun° goes° down you shall surely° return° the pledge° to him, that he may sleep° in his cloak° and bless° you; and bit will be righteousness° for you before° the LORD° your God°.
14 ¶ “aYou shall not oppress° a hired° servant° [who is] poor° and needy°, whether° [he is] one of your Icountrymen° or° one of your aliens° who° is in your land° in your IItowns°. 15 aYou shall give° him his wages° on his day° Ibefore the sun° sets°, for he is poor° and sets° his IIheart° on it; so that bhe will not cry° against° you to the LORD° and it become° sin° in you.
 ILit brothers IILit gates aLv 19:13; 25:35-43; Dt 15:7-18; Pv 14:31; Am 4:1; 1Ti 5:18
 ILit that the sun shall not go down on it IILit soul aLv 19:13; Jr 22:13; Jm 5:4 bEx 22:23; Dt 15:9; Jb 35:9; Jm 5:4
17 ¶ “aYou shall not pervert° the justice° Idue an alien° [or] IIan orphan°, nor° btake° a widow’s° garment° in pledge°. 18 But you shall remember° that you were a slave° in Egypt°, and that the LORD° your God° redeemed° you from there°; therefore°° I am commanding° you to do° this° thing°.
19 ¶ “aWhen° you reap° your harvest° in your field° and have forgotten° a sheaf° in the field°, you shall not go° back° to get° it; it shall be bfor the alien°, for the Iorphan°, and for the widow°, in order° that the LORD° your God° cmay bless° you in all° the work° of your hands°. 20 aWhen° you beat° your olive° tree°, you shall not go° over° the boughs° Iagain°; it shall be bfor the alien°, for the IIorphan°, and for the widow°.
 IOr fatherless aLv 19:9, 10; 23:22 bDt 14:29 cPv 19:17
 ILit after yourself IIOr fatherless aLv 19:10 bDt 24:19
21 ¶ “When° you gather° the grapes of your vineyard°, you shall not Igo° over° it again°; it shall be for the alien°, for the IIorphan°, and for the widow°. 22 You shall remember° that you were a slave° in the land° of Egypt°; therefore°° I am commanding° you to do° this° thing°.
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1 ¶ When² a manº hath takenºª a wife,º and marriedºª her, and it come to pass² that² she findºª no² favourº in his eyes,º because² he hath foundºª someº uncleannessº in her: then let him writeºª her a billº of divorcement,º and giveºª [it] in her hand,º and sendºª her out of his house.º² 2 And when she is departed² out¹ª of his house,º² she may goºª and be² anotherº man'sº [wife]. 3 And [if] the latterº husbandº hateºª her, and writeºª her a billº of divorcement,º and givethºª [it] in her hand,º and sendethºª her out of his house;º² or² if² the latterº husbandº die,ºª which² tookºª her [to be] his wife;º 4 Her formerº husband,º which² sent her away,ºª mayºª not² takeºª her againºª to be² his wife,º after¹ that²² she is defiled;ºª for² that² [is] abominationº beforeº the LORD:º and thou shalt not² cause² the landº to sin,ºª which² the LORDº thy Godº givethºª thee [for] an inheritance.º
 Ex 21:10; Dt 21:15; 22:13, 19, 29; 24:3; Is 50:1; Jr 3:8; Mal 2:16; Mt 1:19; 5:31; 19:7; Mk 10:4; Lk 16:18; 1Co 7:11.
 Lv 21:7, 14; 22:13; Nu 30:9; Ezk 44:22; Mt 5:32; Mk 10:11; 1Co 7:15.
 Lv 18:24; Jsh 22:17; Jr 3:1.
A new married man goeth not to war.
5 ¶ When² a manº hath takenºª a newº wife,º he shall not² go outºª to war,º neither² shall he be chargedºª with² any² business:º [but] he shall be² freeº at homeº oneº year,º and shall cheer upºª² his wifeº which² he hath taken.ºª
7 ¶ If² a manº be foundºª stealingºª anyº of his brethrenº² of the childrenº² of Israel,º and maketh merchandiseºª of him, or sellethºª him; then that² thiefº shall die;ºª and thou shalt put¹ª evil¹ awayºª² from amongº² you.
8 ¶ Take heedºª in the plagueº of leprosy,º that thou observeºª diligently,º and doºª according to all² that² the priestsº the Levitesº shall teachºª you: as² I commandedºª them, [so] ye shall observeºª to do.ºª 9 Rememberºª² what² the LORDº thy Godº didºª unto Miriamº by the way,º after that ye were come forthºª out of Egypt.º²
 Lv 13:1; Mt 8:4; Mk 1:44; Lk 5:14; 17:14.
 Nu 5:2; 12:10; 2K 7:3; 2Ch 26:20; Lk 17:32; 1Co 10:6, 11.
10 ¶ When² thou dost lendºª thy brotherº anyº thing,º thou shalt not² goºª into² his houseº to fetchºª his pledge.º 11 Thou shalt standºª abroad,º and the manº to whom² thou² dost lendºª shall bring outºª² the pledgeº abroadº unto² thee. 12 And if² the manº [be] poor,º thou shalt not² sleepºª with his pledge:º 13 In any case¹ª thou shalt deliverºª him² the pledgeº again¹ª when the sunº goeth down,ºª that he may sleepºª in his own raiment,º and blessºª thee: and it shall be² righteousnessº unto thee beforeº the LORDº thy God.º
 Dt 15:8.
 Dt 24:17; Jb 22:6; 24:3, 9.
 Gn 15:6; Ex 22:26; Dt 6:25; 15:9; 24:15; Jb 24:7; 29:11; 31:16; Ps 106:30; 112:9; Is 58:8; Ezk 18:7, 12, 16; 33:15; Dn 4:27; Am 2:8; 2Co 9:13; Ep 4:26; 2Ti 1:16; Jm 1:27; 2:13.
The hire is to be given.
14 ¶ Thou shalt not² oppressºª an hired servantº [that is] poorº and needy,º [whether he be] of thy brethren,º² or² of thy strangersº² that² [are] in thy landº within thy gates:º 15 At his dayº thou shalt giveºª [him] his hire,º neither² shall the sunº go downºª upon² it; for² he² [is] poor,º and settethºª² his heartº upon² it: lest² he cryºª against² thee unto² the LORD,º and it be² sinº unto thee.
 Lv 25:40; Jb 24:10; 31:13; Pv 14:31; 22:16; Ezk 22:7; Am 2:7; 4:1; 8:4; Mal 3:5; Lk 10:7.
 Ex 22:23; Lv 19:13; Dt 15:9; Jb 31:38; 34:28; 35:9; Ps 24:4; 25:1; 86:4; Pv 3:27; 22:22; 23:10; Is 5:7; Jr 22:13; Mt 20:8; Mk 10:19; Jm 5:4.
17 ¶ Thou shalt not² pervertºª the judgmentº of the stranger,º [nor] of the fatherless;º nor² takeºª a widow'sº raimentº to pledge:ºª 18 But thou shalt rememberºª that² thou wast² a bondmanº in Egypt,º and the LORDº thy Godº redeemedºª thee thence:²² therefore²² I² commandºª thee to doºª² this² thing.º
 Ex 22:21, 26; 23:2, 6, 9; Dt 16:19; 27:19; 1S 12:3; Jb 22:8; 29:11; Ps 82:1; 94:3, 20; Pv 22:22; 31:5; Ec 5:8; Is 1:23; 3:15; 33:15; Jr 5:28; 22:3; Ezk 22:7, 29; Am 5:7; Mi 2:1; 7:3; Zc 7:10; Mal 3:5; Lk 3:14; Jm 2:6.
 Dt 5:15; 15:15; 16:12; 24:22.
19 ¶ When² thou cuttest downºª thine harvestº in thy field,º and hast forgotºª a sheafº in the field,º thou shalt not² go againºª to fetchºª it: it shall be² for the stranger,º for the fatherless,º and for the widow:º that² the LORDº thy Godº may blessºª thee in all² the workº of thine hands.º 20 When² thou beatestºª thine olive tree,º thou shalt not² go over the boughsºª again:º it shall be² for the stranger,º for the fatherless,º and for the widow.º 21 When² thou gatherest¹ª the grapes² of thy vineyard,º thou shalt not² gleanºª [it] afterward:º it shall be² for the stranger,º for the fatherless,º and for the widow.º 22 And thou shalt rememberºª that² thou wast² a bondmanº in the landº of Egypt:º therefore²² I² commandºª thee to doºª² this² thing.º
 Lv 19:9; 23:22; Dt 14:29; 15:10; 24:20; 26:13; Ru 2:16; Jb 31:16; 42:12; Ps 41:1; 112:9; Pv 11:24; 14:21; 19:17; Is 32:8; 58:7; Lk 6:35, 38; 14:13; 2Co 9:6; 1Jn 3:17.
 Dt 24:20.
 Lv 19:9; Dt 24:19.
 Dt 5:14; 7:8; 24:18; Is 51:1; 2Co 8:8; Ep 5:1; 1Jn 4:10.
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