Deuteronomy 22 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 If you see your kinsman's ox or sheep wandering off loose, don't look the other way as if you didn't see it. Return it promptly. 1 If you see your brother's ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to him.
2 If your fellow Israelite is not close by or you don't know whose it is, take the animal home with you and take care of it until your fellow asks about it. Then return it to him. 2 If the brother does not live near you or if you do not know who he is, take it home with you and keep it until he comes looking for it. Then give it back to him.
3 Do the same if it's his donkey or a piece of clothing or anything else your fellow Israelite loses. Don't look the other way as if you didn't see it. 3 Do the same if you find your brother's donkey or his cloak or anything he loses. Do not ignore it.
4 If you see your fellow's donkey or ox injured along the road, don't look the other way. Help him get it up and on its way. 4 If you see your brother's donkey or his ox fallen on the road, do not ignore it. Help him get it to its feet.
5 A woman must not wear a man's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing. This kind of thing is an abomination to God, your God. 5 A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.
6 When you come across a bird's nest alongside the road, whether in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, don't take the mother with the young. 6 If you come across a bird's nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young.
7 You may take the babies, but let the mother go so that you will live a good and long life. 7 You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life.
8 When you build a new house, make a parapet around your roof to make it safe so that someone doesn't fall off and die and your family become responsible for the death. 8 When you build a new house, make a parapet around your roof so that you may not bring the guilt of bloodshed on your house if someone falls from the roof.
9 Don't plant two kinds of seed in your vineyard. If you do, you will forfeit what you've sown, the total production of the vineyard. 9 Do not plant two kinds of seed in your vineyard; if you do, not only the crops you plant but also the fruit of the vineyard will be defiled.
10 Don't plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together. 10 Do not plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together.
11 Don't wear clothes of mixed fabrics, wool and linen together. 11 Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together.
12 Make tassels on the four corners of the cloak you use to cover yourself. 12 Make tassels on the four corners of the cloak you wear.
13 If a man marries a woman, sleeps with her, and then turns on her, 13 If a man takes a wife and, after lying with her, dislikes her
14 calling her a slut, giving her a bad name, saying, "I married this woman, but when I slept with her I discovered she wasn't a virgin," 14 and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, "I married this woman, but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity,"
15 then the father and mother of the girl are to take her with the proof of her virginity to the town leaders at the gate. 15 then the girl's father and mother shall bring proof that she was a virgin to the town elders at the gate.
16 The father is to tell the leaders, "I gave my daughter to this man as wife and he turned on her, rejecting her. 16 The girl's father will say to the elders, "I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her.
17 And now he has slanderously accused her, claiming that she wasn't a virgin. But look at this, here is the proof of my daughter's virginity." And then he is to spread out her blood-stained wedding garment before the leaders for their examination. 17 Now he has slandered her and said, 'I did not find your daughter to be a virgin.' But here is the proof of my daughter's virginity." Then her parents shall display the cloth before the elders of the town,
18 The town leaders then are to take the husband, whip him, 18 and the elders shall take the man and punish him.
19 fine him a hundred pieces of silver, and give it to the father of the girl. The man gave a virgin girl of Israel a bad name. He has to keep her as his wife and can never divorce her. 19 They shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give them to the girl's father, because this man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name. She shall continue to be his wife; he must not divorce her as long as he lives.
20 But if it turns out that the accusation is true and there is no evidence of the girl's virginity, 20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the girl's virginity can be found,
21 the men of the town are to take her to the door of her father's house and stone her to death. She acted disgracefully in Israel. She lived like a whore while still in her parents' home. Purge the evil from among you. 21 she shall be brought to the door of her father's house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done a disgraceful thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father's house. You must purge the evil from among you.
22 If a man is found sleeping with another man's wife, both must die. Purge that evil from Israel. 22 If a man is found sleeping with another man's wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.
23 If a man comes upon a virgin in town, a girl who is engaged to another man, and sleeps with her, 23 If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her,
24 take both of them to the town gate and stone them until they die - the girl because she didn't yell out for help in the town and the man because he raped her, violating the fiancŽe of his neighbor. You must purge the evil from among you. 24 you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death--the girl because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man's wife. You must purge the evil from among you.
25 But if it was out in the country that the man found the engaged girl and grabbed and raped her, only the man is to die, the man who raped her. 25 But if out in the country a man happens to meet a girl pledged to be married and rapes her, only the man who has done this shall die.
26 Don't do anything to the girl; she did nothing wrong. This is similar to the case of a man who comes across his neighbor out in the country and murders him; 26 Do nothing to the girl; she has committed no sin deserving death. This case is like that of someone who attacks and murders his neighbor,
27 when the engaged girl yelled out for help, there was no one around to hear or help her. 27 for the man found the girl out in the country, and though the betrothed girl screamed, there was no one to rescue her.
28 When a man comes upon a virgin who has never been engaged and grabs and rapes her and they are found out, 28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered,
29 the man who raped her has to give her father fifty pieces of silver. He has to marry her because he took advantage of her. And he can never divorce her. 29 he shall pay the girl's father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.
30 A man may not marry his father's ex-wife - that would violate his father's rights. 30 A man is not to marry his father's wife; he must not dishonor his father's bed.