Exodus 22:16-31 (Today's New International Version)

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16 "If a man seduces a virgin1 who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price,2 and she shall be his wife. 17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins. 18 "Do not allow a sorceress3 to live. 19 "Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal4 is to be put to death. 20 "Whoever sacrifices to any god5 other than the LORD must be destroyed.a6 21 "Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner,7 for you were foreigners8 in Egypt. 22 "Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan.9 23 If you do and they cry out10 to me, I will certainly hear their cry.11 24 My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.12 25 "If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not treat it like a business deal; charge no interest.13 26 If you take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge,14 return it by sunset, 27 because that cloak is the only covering your neighbor has. What else can your neighbor sleep in?15 When he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.16 28 "Do not blaspheme Godb17 or curse18 the ruler of your people.19 29 "Do not hold back offerings20 from your granaries or your vats.c "You must give me the firstborn of your sons.21 30 Do the same with your cattle and your sheep.22 Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day.23 31 "You are to be my holy people.24 So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts;25 throw it to the dogs.
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