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Deuteronomy 21

BBE 1 If, in the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you come across the dead body of a man in the open country, and you have no idea who has put him to death: NIV 1 If someone is found slain, lying in a field in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess, and it is not known who the killer was, BBE 2 Then your responsible men and your judges are to come out, and give orders for the distance from the dead body to the towns round about it to be measured; NIV 2 your elders and judges shall go out and measure the distance from the body to the neighboring towns. BBE 3 And whichever town is nearest to the body, the responsible men of that town are to take from the herd a young cow which has never been used for work or put under the yoke; NIV 3 Then the elders of the town nearest the body shall take a heifer that has never been worked and has never worn a yoke BBE 4 And they are to take the cow into a valley where there is flowing water, and which is not ploughed or planted, and there the neck of the cow is to be broken: NIV 4 and lead it down to a valley that has not been plowed or planted and where there is a flowing stream. There in the valley they are to break the heifer’s neck. BBE 5 Then the priests, the sons of Levi, are to come near; for they have been marked out by the Lord your God to be his servants and to give blessings in the name of the Lord; and by their decision every argument and every blow is to be judged: NIV 5 The Levitical priests shall step forward, for the LORD your God has chosen them to minister and to pronounce blessings in the name of the LORD and to decide all cases of dispute and assault. BBE 6 And all the responsible men of that town which is nearest to the dead man, washing their hands over the cow whose neck was broken in the valley, NIV 6 Then all the elders of the town nearest the body shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley, BBE 7 Will say, This death is not the work of our hands and our eyes have not seen it. NIV 7 and they shall declare: “Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it done. BBE 8 Have mercy, O Lord, on your people Israel whom you have made free, and take away from your people the crime of a death without cause. Then they will no longer be responsible for the man's death. NIV 8 Accept this atonement for your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, LORD, and do not hold your people guilty of the blood of an innocent person.” Then the bloodshed will be atoned for, BBE 9 So you will take away the crime of a death without cause from among you, when you do what is right in the eyes of the Lord. NIV 9 and you will have purged from yourselves the guilt of shedding innocent blood, since you have done what is right in the eyes of the LORD. BBE 10 When you go out to war against other nations, and the Lord your God gives them up into your hands and you take them as prisoners; NIV 10 When you go to war against your enemies and the LORD your God delivers them into your hands and you take captives, BBE 11 If among the prisoners you see a beautiful woman and it is your desire to make her your wife; NIV 11 if you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife. BBE 12 Then take her back to your house; and let her hair and her nails be cut; NIV 12 Bring her into your home and have her shave her head, trim her nails BBE 13 And let her take off the dress in which she was made prisoner and go on living in your house and weeping for her father and mother for a full month: and after that you may go in to her and be her husband and she will be your wife. NIV 13 and put aside the clothes she was wearing when captured. After she has lived in your house and mourned her father and mother for a full month, then you may go to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife. BBE 14 But if you have no delight in her, you are to let her go wherever she will; you may not take a price for her as if she was your property, for you have made use of her for your pleasure. NIV 14 If you are not pleased with her, let her go wherever she wishes. You must not sell her or treat her as a slave, since you have dishonored her. BBE 15 If a man has two wives, one greatly loved and the other hated, and the two of them have had children by him; and if the first son is the child of the hated wife: NIV 15 If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love, BBE 16 Then when he gives his property to his sons for their heritage, he is not to put the son of his loved one in the place of the first son, the son of the hated wife: NIV 16 when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love. BBE 17 But he is to give his first son his birthright, and twice as great a part of his property: for he is the first-fruits of his strength and the right of the first son is his. NIV 17 He must acknowledge the son of his unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father’s strength. The right of the firstborn belongs to him. BBE 18 If a man has a son who is hard-hearted and uncontrolled, who gives no attention to the voice of his father and mother, and will not be ruled by them, though they give him punishment: NIV 18 If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, BBE 19 Then let his father and mother take him to the responsible men of the town, to the public place; NIV 19 his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. BBE 20 And say to them, This son of ours is hard-hearted and uncontrolled, he will not give attention to us; he gives himself up to pleasure and strong drink. NIV 20 They shall say to the elders, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard.” BBE 21 Then he is to be stoned to death by all the men of the town: so you are to put away the evil from among you; and all Israel, hearing of it, will be full of fear. NIV 21 Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid. BBE 22 If a man does a crime for which the punishment is death, and he is put to death by hanging him on a tree; NIV 22 If someone guilty of a capital offense is put to death and their body is exposed on a pole, BBE 23 Do not let his body be on the tree all night, but put it to rest in the earth the same day; for the man who undergoes hanging is cursed by God; so do not make unclean the land which the Lord your God is giving you for your heritage. NIV 23 you must not leave the body hanging on the pole overnight. Be sure to bury it that same day, because anyone who is hung on a pole is under God’s curse. You must not desecrate the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance.

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