1When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.2And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man' wife .3And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;4Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.5When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.6No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man' life to pledge.7If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you.8Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye shall observe to do.9Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt.10When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.11Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee.12And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:13In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy God.14Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:15At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.16The 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.17Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow' raiment to pledge:18But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.19When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.20When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.21When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.22And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.
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Laws Concerning Divorce
1“When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house, (Isa 50:1; Jer 3:8; Mt 5:31; Mt 19:7; Mr 10:4)2and if she goes and becomes another man’s wife,3and the latter man hates 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 man dies, who took her to be his wife,4then her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled, for that is an abomination before the Lord. And you shall not bring sin upon the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance. (Jer 3:1)
5“When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year to be happy with his wife whom he has taken. (De 20:7; Pr 5:18)6“No one shall take a mill or an upper millstone in pledge, for that would be taking a life in pledge.7“If a man is found stealing one of his brothers of the people of Israel, and if he treats him as a slave or sells him, then that thief shall die. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. (Ex 21:16; De 13:5; De 21:14; 1Ti 1:10)8“Take care, in a case of leprous disease, to be very careful to do according to all that the Levitical priests shall direct you. As I commanded them, so you shall be careful to do.9Remember what the Lord your God did to Miriam on the way as you came out of Egypt. (Nu 12:10; De 25:17)10“When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not go into his house to collect his pledge.11You shall stand outside, and the man to whom you make the loan shall bring the pledge out to you.12And if he is a poor man, you shall not sleep in his pledge.13You shall restore to him the pledge as the sun sets, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you. And it shall be righteousness for you before the Lord your God. (Ex 22:26; De 6:25; Job 29:13; Job 31:20; Ps 112:9; Da 4:27)14“You shall not oppress a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of the sojourners who are in your land within your towns. (Le 25:39; Mal 3:5)15You shall give him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets (for he is poor and counts on it), lest he cry against you to the Lord, and you be guilty of sin. (Le 19:13; De 15:9; Jer 22:13; Jas 5:4)16“Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin. (2Ki 14:6; 2Ch 25:4; Jer 31:29; Eze 18:20)17“You shall not pervert the justice due to the sojourner or to the fatherless, or take a widow’s garment in pledge, (Ex 22:21; Ex 23:6; De 10:18; De 16:19; De 24:6; De 24:13; De 27:19; Job 24:3; Isa 1:23; Jer 5:28)18but you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you from there; therefore I command you to do this. (De 5:15)19“When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. (Le 19:9; Le 23:22; De 14:29)20When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over them again. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.21When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not strip it afterward. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.22You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I command you to do this. (De 24:18)