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Deuteronomy 24 (New American Standard)

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Law of Divorce

1 "When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens athat she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some 1indecency in her, and 2he 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 bturns 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 3former 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 "4When 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 5give happiness to his wife whom he has taken.

Sundry Laws

6 "No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge. 7 "6If a man is ccaught kidnapping any of his dcountrymen 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 "7Be careful against ean 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 8to Miriam on the way as you came out of Egypt. 10 "9When 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 "10When the sun goes down you shall surely return the pledge to him, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you; and 11it will be righteousness for you before the LORD your God. 14 "12You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your fcountrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your gtowns. 15 "13You shall give him his wages on his day hbefore the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his iheart on it; so that 14he will not cry against you to the LORD and it become sin in you. 16 "15Fathers shall not be put to death jfor their sons, nor shall sons be put to death kfor their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin. 17 "16You shall not pervert the justice ldue an alien or man orphan, nor 17take 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 "18When 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 19for the alien, for the norphan, and for the widow, in order that the LORD your God 20may bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 "21When you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs oagain; it shall be 22for the alien, for the porphan, and for the widow. 21 "When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not qgo over it again; it shall be for the alien, for the rorphan, 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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