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Deuteronomy 22:13-30 (English Standard Version)

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Laws Concerning Sexual Immorality

13 "If any man takes a wife and 1goes in to her and then hates her 14 and accuses her of misconduct and brings a bad name upon her, saying, 'I took this woman, and when I came near her, I did not find in her evidence of virginity,' 15 then the father of the young woman and her mother shall take and bring out the evidence of her virginity to the elders of the city in the gate. 16 And the father of the young woman shall say to the elders, 'I gave my daughter to this man to marry, and he hates her; 17 and behold, he has accused her of misconduct, saying, "I did not find in your daughter evidence of virginity." And yet this is the evidence of my daughter's virginity.' And they shall spread the cloak before the elders of the city. 18 Then the elders of that city shall take the man and whipa him, 19 and they shall fine him a hundred shekelsb of silver and give them to the father of the young woman, because he has brought a bad name upon a virginc of Israel. And she shall be his wife. 2He may not divorce her all his days. 20 But if the thing is true, that evidence of virginity was not found in the young woman, 21 then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and 3the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has 4done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father's house. 5So you shall purge the evil from your midst. 22 6"If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. 7So you shall purge the evil from Israel. 23 "If there is a 8betrothed virgin, and a man meets 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 to death with stones, the young woman because she did not cry for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbor's wife. 9So you shall purge the evil from your midst. 25 "But if in the open country a man meets a young woman who is betrothed, and the man seizes her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die. 26 But you shall do nothing to the young woman; she has committed no offense punishable by death. For this case is like that of a man attacking and murdering his neighbor, 27 because he met her in the open country, and though the betrothed young woman cried for help there was no one to rescue her. 28 10"If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, 29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days. 30 d11"A man shall not take his father's wife, so that he does not 12uncover his father's nakedness.e
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