If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him1 because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce,2 gives it to her and sends her from his house,
and if after she leaves his house she becomes the wife of another man,
and her second husband dislikes her and writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house, or if he dies,
then her first husband, who divorced her, is not allowed to marry her again after she has been defiled. That would be detestable in the eyes of the LORD. Do not bring sin upon the land the LORD3 your God is giving you as an inheritance.
If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.46
Do not take a pair of millstones--not even the upper one--as security for a debt, because that would be taking a man's livelihood as security.5