You shall not see your brother’s ox or his sheep go astray, and hide yourself from them: you shall surely bring them to your brother. 2 And if your brother is not near to you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall be with you until your brother seeks it, and you shall restore it to him. 3 And so shall you do with his ass; and so shall you do with his garment; and so shall you do with every lost thing of your brother’s, which he has lost, and you have found: you may not hide yourself. 4 You shall not see your brother’s ass or his ox fallen down by the way, and hide yourself from them: you shall surely help him to lift them up again.
5 The equipment of a warrior shall not be found on a woman, nor shall a warrior wear the mantle of a woman, because your Elohim detests all those doing this.
6 If a bird’s nest happens to be before you in the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young: 7 you shall surely let the mother go, but the young you may take to yourself; that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days.
8 When you build a new house, then you shall make a guard rail for your roof, that you do not bring blood upon your house, if any man falls from there.
9 You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest the whole fruit be forfeited, the seed which you have sown, and the increase of the vineyard. 10 You shall not plow with an ox and an ass together. 11 You shall not wear a garment mixed of wool and linen together.
12 You shall make for yourself fringes upon the four borders of your garment, with which you cover yourself.
13 If any man takes a wife, and goes in to her, and hates her, 14 and lays shameful things to her charge, and brings up an evil name upon her, and says, I took this woman, and when I came near to her, I did not find in her the tokens of virginity; 15 then the father of the damsel, and her mother, shall take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel’s virginity to the elders of the city in the gate; 16 and the damsel’s father shall say to the elders, I gave my daughter to this man for a wife, and he hates her; 17 and, lo, he has laid shameful things to her charge, saying, I did not find in your daughter the tokens of virginity; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the garment before the elders of the city. 18 And the elders of that city shall take the man and chastise him; 19 and they shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver, and give them to the father of the damsel, because he has brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days. 20 But if this thing is true, that the tokens of virginity were not found in the damsel; 21 then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has wrought folly in Israel, to play the harlot in her father’s house: so shall you put away the evil from among you.
22 If a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, then both of them shall die, the man that lays with the woman, and the woman: so shall you put away the evil from Israel.
23 If there is a damsel that is a virgin betrothed to a husband, and a man finds 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 damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he has humbled his neighbor’s wife: so you shall put away the evil from among you.
25 But if the man finds the damsel that is betrothed in the field, and the man forces her, and lies with her; then the man only that lay with her shall die: 26 but to the damsel you shall do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man rises against his neighbor, and kills him, even so is this matter; 27 for he found her in the field, the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.
28 If a man finds a
damsel that is a virgin, that is not betrothed, and lays hold on her, and lies
with her, and they are found; 29 then the man that lay with her shall give to
the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife,
because he has humbled her; he may not put her away all his days. 30 A man
shall not take his father’s wife, and shall not uncover his father’s skirt.
He that is wounded in the stones, or has his private member cut off, shall not enter into the assembly of Yahweh.
2 An illegitimate person shall not enter into the assembly of Yahweh; even to the tenth generation shall none of his enter into the assembly of Yahweh.
3 An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly of Yahweh; even to the tenth generation shall no one belonging to them enter into the assembly of Yahweh forever: 4 because they did not meet you with bread and with water in your way, when you came forth out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. 5 Nevertheless Yahweh your Elohim would not listen to Balaam; but Yahweh your Elohim turned the curse into a blessing to you, because Yahweh your Elohim loved you. 6 You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days forever.
7 You shall not abhor an Edomite; for he is your brother: you shall not abhor an Egyptian; because you were a sojourner in his land. 8 The children of the third generation that are born to them shall enter into the assembly of Yahweh.
9 When you go forth in camp against your enemies, then you shall keep from every evil thing. 10 If there is among you any man, that is not clean by reason of that which happens to him by night, then he shall go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come into the camp: 11 but it shall be, when evening comes on, he shall bathe himself in water; and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp. 12 You shall have a place also outside the camp, where you shall go forth abroad: 13 and you shall have a paddle among your weapons; and it shall be, when you sit down abroad, you shall dig with it, and shall turn back and cover that which comes from you: 14 for Yahweh your Elohim walks in the middle of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you; therefore shall your camp be holy, that he may not see an unclean thing in you, and turn away from you.
15 You shall not deliver to his master a servant that has escaped from his master to you: 16 he shall dwell with you, among you, in the place which he shall choose within one of your gates, where it pleases him best: you shall not oppress him.
17 There shall be no prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel. 18 You shall not bring the hire of a harlot, or the wages of a male prostitute, into the house of Yahweh your Elohim for any vow: for even both these are an abomination to Yahweh your Elohim.
19 You shall not lend upon interest to your brother; interest of money, interest of food, interest of anything that is lent upon interest: 20 to a foreigner you may lend upon interest; but to your brother you shall not lend upon interest, that Yahweh your Elohim may bless you in all that you put your hand to, in the land which you go in to possess.
21 When you shall vow a vow to Yahweh your Elohim, you shall not be slack to pay it: for Yahweh your Elohim will surely require it of you; and it would be sin in you. 22 But if you shall refrain from making a vow, it shall be no sin in you. 23 That which is gone out of your lips you shall observe and do; according as you have vowed to Yahweh your Elohim, a freewill-offering, which you have promised with your mouth.
24 When you come into
your neighbor’s vineyard, then you may eat grapes to your fill at your own
pleasure; but you shall not put any in your vessel. 25 When you come into your
neighbor’s standing grain, then you may pluck the ears with your hand; but you shall
not move a sickle to your neighbor’s standing grain.
When a man takes a wife, and marries her, then it shall be, if she finds no favor in his eyes, because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. 2 And when she has departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife. 3 And if the latter husband hates her, and writes her a bill of divorcement, and gives 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 her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before Yahweh: and you shall not cause the land to sin, which Yahweh your Elohim gives you for an inheritance.
5 When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer his wife whom he has taken.
6 No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he takes a man’s life to pledge.
7 If a man is found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and he deals with him as a slave, or sells him; then that thief shall die: so shall you put away the evil from among you.
8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so you shall observe to do. 9 Remember what Yahweh your Elohim did to Miriam, by the way as you came forth out of Egypt.
10 When you lend your neighbor any manner of loan, you shall not go into his house to collect his pledge. 11 You shall stand outside, and the man to whom you do lend shall bring forth the pledge outside to you. 12 And if he be a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge; 13 you shall surely restore to him the pledge when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his garment, and bless you: and it shall be righteousness to you before Yahweh your Elohim.
14 You shall not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he is of your brethren, or of your sojourners that are in your land within your gates: 15 In his day you shall give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and sets his heart upon it: lest he cries against you to Yahweh, and it is sin to you.
16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
17 You shall not wrest the justice due to the sojourner, or to the fatherless, or take the widow’s raiment to pledge; 18 but you shall remember that you were a bondman in Egypt, and Yahweh your Elohim redeemed you there: therefore I command you to do this thing.
19 When you reap your harvest in your field, and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the sojourner, for the fatherless, and for the widow; that Yahweh your Elohim may bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 When you beat your olive-tree, you shall not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the sojourner, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it after you: it shall be for the sojourner, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 22 And you shall remember that you were a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command you to do this thing.