Deuteronomy 22

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ox or his sheep go astray and hide thyself from them; thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother. 2And even if thy brother is not kin unto thee, or if thou know him not, then thou shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee until thy brother seeks after it, and thou shalt restore it to him again. 3In like manner shalt thou do with his ass, and so shalt thou do with his clothing; and with any lost thing of thy brother’s, which he has lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise; thou may not draw back from this. 4Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ass or his ox fallen down by the way and hide thyself from them; thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again.

5The woman shall not wear that which pertains unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment; for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God. 6If a bird’s nest is encountered before thee in the way in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the mother with the young. 7But thou shalt let the mother go and take the young for thyself, that it may be well with thee and that thou may prolong thy days. 8When thou shall build a new house, then thou shalt make a parapet for thy roof that thou not bring blood upon thine house if anyone should fall from there. 9Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with mixture lest the fullness of thy seed which thou hast sown and the fruit of thy vineyard be defiled. 10Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together. 11Thou shalt not wear a garment of mixture, as of woolen and linen together. 12Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy covering with which thou dost cover thyself.

13When any man takes a wife and after having gone in unto her, hates her 14and gives occasions of speech against her and brings up an evil name upon her and says, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a virgin, 15then shall the father of the damsel and her mother take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel’s virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate. 16And the damsel’s father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hates her; 17and, behold, he has given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a virgin; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. 18Then the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him; 19and they shall fine him one hundred shekels of silver and give them unto 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. 20But if this thing is true and the tokens of virginity are not found for the damsel, 21then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones, and she shall die because she has wrought folly in Israel, to fornicate in her father’s house; so shalt thou put evil away from among you. 22If a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman and the woman; so shalt thou put away evil from Israel. 23When a damsel that is a virgin is betrothed unto a husband and a man finds her in the city and lies with her, 24then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones, and they shall die; the damsel because she did not cry out, being in the city, and the man because he has humbled his neighbour’s wife; so thou shalt put away evil from among you. 25But if the man found a betrothed damsel in the field and the man forced her and lay with her; then only the man that lay with her shall die; 26but unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death; for as when a man rises against his neighbour and murders him, even so is this matter. 27For he found her in the field and the betrothed damsel cried out, and there was no one to save her. 28When a man finds a damsel that is a virgin who is not betrothed and lays hold on her and lies with her, and they are found, 29then the man that lay with her shall give unto 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. 30A man shall not take his father’s wife, nor uncover his father’s skirt.