NASB — Deuteronomy 25 — KJV

Sundry Laws

1aIf there is a dispute between men and they go to Icourt, and IIthe judges decide their case, band they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked, 2 then it shall be if the wicked man Iadeserves to be beaten, the judge shall then make him lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of stripes according to his IIguilt. 3 aHe may beat him forty times [but] no more, so that he does not beat him with many more stripes than these and your brother is not bdegraded in your eyes.

[1] ILit the judgment IILit they judge them aDt 17:8-13; 19:17 bDt 1:16, 17
[2] ILit is a son of beating IIOr wickedness aPv 19:29; Lk 12:48
[3] a2Co 11:24 bJb 18:3

4 ¶ “aYou shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing.

[4] aPv 12:10; 1Co 9:9; 1Ti 5:18

5 ¶ “When brothers live together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not be [married] outside [the family] to a strange man. aHer husband’s brother shall go in to her and take her to himself as wife and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. 6 It shall be that the firstborn whom she bears shall Iassume the name of his dead brother, so that ahis name will not be blotted out from Israel. 7 aBut if the man does not desire to take his brother’s wife, then his brother’s wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to establish a name for his brother in Israel; he is not willing to perform the duty of a husband’s brother to me.’ 8 Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And [if] he persists and says, ‘I do not desire to take her,’ 9 athen his brother’s wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and bspit in his face; and she shall Ideclare, ‘Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house.’ 10 In Israel his name shall be called, ‘The house of him whose sandal is removed.’

[5] aMt 22:24; Mk 12:19; Lk 20:28
[6] ILit stand on aRu 4:5, 10
[7] aRu 4:5, 6
[9] ILit answer and say aRu 4:7, 8 bNu 12:14

11 ¶ “If [two] men, a man and his Icountryman, are struggling together, and the wife of one comes near to deliver her husband from the hand of the one who is striking him, and puts out her hand and seizes his genitals, 12 then you shall cut off her Ihand; IIayou shall not show pity.

[11] ILit brother
[12] ILit palm IILit your eye aDt 7:2; 19:13

13 ¶ “aYou shall not have in your bag Idiffering weights, a large and a small. 14 You shall not have in your house Idiffering measures, a large and a small. 15 You shall have a full and just weight; you shall have a full and just Imeasure, athat your days may be prolonged in the IIland which the LORD your God gives you. 16 For aeveryone who does these things, everyone who acts unjustly is an abomination to the LORD your God.

[13] ILit a stone and a stone aLv 19:35-37; Pv 11:1; 20:23; Ezk 45:10; Mi 6:11
[14] ILit an ephah and an ephah
[15] ILit ephah IILit ground aEx 20:12
[16] aPv 11:1

17 ¶ “aRemember what Amalek did to you along the way when you came out from Egypt, 18 how he met you along the way and attacked among you all the stragglers at your rear when you were faint and weary; and he adid not Ifear God. 19 Therefore it shall come about when the LORD your God has given you arest from all your surrounding enemies, in the land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance to Ipossess, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you must not forget.

[17] aEx 17:8-16
[18] IOr reverence aPs 36:1; Ro 3:18
[19] ILit possess it aDt 12:9


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Stripes must not exceed forty.

1 ¶ If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that [the judges] may 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 fault, by a certain number. 3 Forty stripes he may give him, [and] not exceed: lest, [if] he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.

[1] Ex 23:6; Dt 16:18; 17:8; 19:17; 2S 23:3; 2Ch 19:6; Jb 29:7; Ps 58:1; 82:2; Pv 17:15; 31:8; Is 1:17, 23; 5:23; 11:4; 32:1; Jr 21:12; Ezk 44:24; Mi 3:1; Hab 1:4, 13; Mal 3:18; Mt 3:10.
[2] Mt 10:17; 27:26; Lk 12:47; Ac 5:40; 16:22; 1P 2:20, 24.
[3] Jb 18:3; Lk 15:30; 18:9; 2Co 11:24; Jm 2:2.

The ox is not to be muzzled.

4 ¶ Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out [the corn].

[4] Pv 12:10; Is 28:27; Ho 10:11; 1Co 9:9; 1Ti 5:17.

Of raising seed unto a brother.

5 ¶ If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry 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 an husband's brother unto her. 6 And it shall be, [that] the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother [which is] dead, that his name be not put out of Israel. 7 And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife 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 my husband's brother. 8 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and [if] he stand [to it], 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 shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house. 10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.

[5] Gn 38:8; Ru 1:12; 3:9; 4:5; Mt 22:24; Mk 12:19; Lk 20:28.
[6] Gn 28:8; Dt 9:14; 21:19; 29:20; Ru 4:1, 10; Ps 9:5; 109:13.
[8] Ru 4:6.
[9] Gn 38:8; Nu 12:14; Ru 4:7, 10; 1S 2:30; Jb 30:10; Is 20:2; 50:6; Mt 26:67; 27:30; Mk 1:7; 10:34; Jn 1:27.

Of the immodest woman.

11 ¶ When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for 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 not pity [her].

[11] Ro 3:8; 1Ti 2:9.
[12] Dt 19:13, 21.

Of unjust weights.

13 ¶ Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. 14 Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small. 15 [But] thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 16 For all that do such things, [and] all that do unrighteously, [are] an abomination unto the LORD thy God.

[13] Lv 19:35; Pv 11:1; 16:11; 20:10; Ezk 45:10; Am 8:5; Mi 6:11.
[14] Dt 25:14.
[15] Ex 20:12; Dt 4:40; 5:16, 33; 6:18; 11:9; 17:20; Ps 34:12; Ep 6:3; 1P 3:10.
[16] Dt 18:12; 22:5; Pv 11:1; 20:23; Am 8:5; 1Co 6:9; 1Th 4:6; Rv 21:27.

The memory of Amalek is to be blotted out.

17 ¶ Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt; 18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, [even] all [that were] feeble behind thee, when thou [wast] faint and weary; and he feared not God. 19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD 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 [it].

[17] Ex 17:8; Nu 24:20; 25:17.
[18] Ne 5:9, 15; Ps 36:1; Pv 16:6; Ro 3:18.
[19] Ex 17:14, 16; Dt 9:14; Jsh 6:3; 7:12, 22; 23:1; 1S 14:48; 15:1; 27:8; 30:1; 1Ch 4:43; Es 3:1; 7:10; 9:7; Ps 83:7.


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