1If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.2And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number.3Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.4Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn .5If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband' brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband' brother unto her.6And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel.7And if the man like not to take his brother' wife, then let his brother' wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband' brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband' brother.8Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it , and say, I like not to take her;9Then shall his brother' wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother' house.10And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.11When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets:12Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her .13Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.14Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small.15But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.16For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.17Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;18How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.19Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it .
English Standard Version
1“If there is a dispute between men and they come into court and the judges decide between them, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty, (De 19:17; 1Ki 8:32; Pr 17:15)2then if the guilty man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall cause him to lie down and be beaten in his presence with a number of stripes in proportion to his offense.3Forty stripes may be given him, but not more, lest, if one should go on to beat him with more stripes than these, your brother be degraded in your sight. (2Co 11:24)4“You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain. (1Co 9:9; 1Ti 5:18)
Laws Concerning Levirate Marriage
5“If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead man shall not be married outside the family to a stranger. Her husband’s brother shall go in to her and take her as his wife and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. (Ge 38:8; Ru 1:12; Ru 3:9; Mt 22:24; Mr 12:19; Lu 20:28)6And the first son whom she bears shall succeed to the name of his dead brother, that his name may not be blotted out of Israel. (Ru 4:10)7And if the man does not wish to take his brother’s wife, then his brother’s wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to perpetuate his brother’s name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of a husband’s brother to me.’ (Ru 4:1)8Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him, and if he persists, saying, ‘I do not wish to take her,’ (Ru 4:6)9then his brother’s wife shall go up to him in the presence of the elders and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face. And she shall answer and say, ‘So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house.’ (Nu 12:14; Ru 4:7; Ru 4:11; Job 30:10; Isa 50:6)10And the name of his house shall be called in Israel, ‘The house of him who had his sandal pulled off.’
11“When men fight with one another and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts,12then you shall cut off her hand. Your eye shall have no pity. (De 7:16)13“You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small. (Le 19:35; Pr 16:11; Eze 45:10; Am 8:5; Mic 6:11)14You shall not have in your house two kinds of measures, a large and a small.15A full and fair weight you shall have, a full and fair measure you shall have, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. (De 4:40)16For all who do such things, all who act dishonestly, are an abomination to the Lord your God. (De 18:12; De 22:5; Pr 11:1)17“Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you came out of Egypt, (Ex 17:8; De 24:9)18how he attacked you on the way when you were faint and weary, and cut off your tail, those who were lagging behind you, and he did not fear God. (Jos 10:19)19Therefore when the Lord your God has given you rest from all your enemies around you, in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget. (Ex 17:8; 1Sa 15:2)