Deuteronomy 25:1-3 NIV

1 When men have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges1 will decide the case,2 acquitting3 the innocent and condemning the guilty.4

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2 If the guilty man deserves to be beaten,5 the judge shall make him lie down and have him flogged in his presence with the number of lashes his crime deserves,

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3 but he must not give him more than forty lashes.6 If he is flogged more than that, your brother will be degraded in your eyes.7

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