The Fifth Book of Moses, called Deuteronomy
1 – Thou shalt not pass by if thou seest thy brother’s ox, or his sheep go astray: but thou shalt bring them back to thy brother.
2 – And if thy brother be not nigh, or thou know him not: thou shalt bring them to thy house, and they shall be with thee until thy brother seek them, and receive them.
3 – Thou shalt do in like manner with his ass, and with his raiment, and with every thing that is thy brother’s, which is lost: if thou find it, neglect it not as pertaining to another.
4 – If thou see thy brother’s ass or his ox to be fallen down in the way, thou shalt not slight it, but shalt lift it up with him.
5 – A woman shall not be clothed with man’s apparel, neither shall a man use woman’s apparel : for he that doeth these things is abominable before God.
6 – If thou find as thou walkest by the way, a bird’s nest in a tree, or on the ground, and the dam sitting upon the young or upon the eggs: thou shalt not take her with her young:
7 – But shalt let her go, keeping the young which thou hast caught: that it may be well with thee, and thou mayst live a long time.
8 – When thou buildest a new house, thou shalt make a battlement to the roof round about: lest blood be shed in thy house, and thou be guilty, if any one slip, and fall down headlong.
9 – Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest both the seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of the vineyard, be sanctified together.
10 – Thou shalt not plough with an ox and an ass together.
11 – Thou shalt not wear a garment that is woven of woollen and linen together.
12 – Thou shalt make strings in the hem at the four corners of thy cloak, wherewith thou shalt be covered.
13 – If a man marry a wife, and afterwards hate her,
14 – And seek occasions to put her away, laying to her charge a very ill name, and say: I took this woman to wife, and going in to her, I found her not a virgin:
15 – Her father and mother shall take her, and shall bring with them the tokens of her virginity to the ancients of the city that are in the gate:
16 – And the father shall say: I gave my daughter unto this man to wife: and because he hateth her,
17 – He layeth to her charge a very ill name, so as to say: I found not thy daughter a virgin: and behold these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the ancients of the city:
18 – And the ancients of that city shall take that man, and beat him,
19 – Condemning him besides in a hundred sides of silver, which he shall give to the damsel’s father, because he hath defamed by a very ill name a virgin of Israel: and he shall have her to wife, and may not put her away all the days of his life.
20 – But if what he charged her with be true, and virginity be not found in the damsel:
21 – They shall cast her out of the doors of her father’s house, and the men of the city shall stone her to death, and she shall die: because she hath done a wicked thing in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: and thou shalt take away the evil out of the midst of thee.
22 – If a man lie with another man’s wife, they shall both die, that is to say, the adulterer and the adulteress: and thou shalt take away the evil out of Israel.
23 – If a man have espoused a damsel that is a virgin, and some one find her in the city, and lie with her,
24 – Thou shalt bring them both out to the gate of that city, and they shall be stoned: the damsel, because she cried not out, being in the city: the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife. And thou shalt take away the evil from the midst of thee.
25 – But if a man find a damsel that is betrothed, in the field, and taking hold of her, lie with her, he alone shall die:
26 – The damsel shall suffer nothing, neither is she guilty of death : for as a robber riseth against his brother, and taketh away his life, so also did the damsel suffer:
27 – She was alone in the field: she cried, and there was no man to help her.
28 – If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, who is not espoused, and taking her, lie with her, and the matter come to judgment :
29 – He that lay with her shall give to the father of the maid fifty sides of silver, and shall have her to wife, because he hath humbled her: he may not put her away all the days of his life.
30 – No man shall take his father’s wife, nor remove his covering.
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