Deuteronomy 25
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1“If there is a dispute between men and they go to court for judgment, and [†]the judges judge their case, and they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked, 2then it shall be if the wicked man [†]deserves to be struck, the judge shall then make him lie down and be struck in his presence with the number of stripes according to his [†]guilt. 3He may strike him forty times but no more, lest he strike him with many more stripes than these and your brother be dishonored in your eyes.

4“You shall not muzzle the ox while it is threshing.

5“If brothers live together and one of them dies and has no son, then the wife of the one who died shall not be married outside the family to a strange man. Her husband’s brother shall go in to her and take her to himself as wife and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. 6And it will be that the firstborn whom she bears shall [†]assume the name of his dead brother, so that his name will not be blotted out from Israel. 7But if the man does not desire 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 raise up a name for his brother in Israel; he is not willing to perform the duty of a husband’s brother to me.’ 8Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And if he stands and says, ‘I do not desire to take her,’ 9then his brother’s wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall answer and say, ‘Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house.’ 10And in Israel his name shall be called, ‘The house of him whose sandal is removed.’

11“If two men, a man and his brother, are struggling together, and the wife of one comes near to deliver her husband from the hand of the one who is striking him, and she puts out her hand and seizes his genitals, 12then you shall cut off her [†]hand; [†]you shall not show pity.

13“You shall not have in your bag [†]differing weights, a large and a small. 14You shall not have in your house [†]differing measures, a large and a small. 15You shall have a full and just weight; you shall have a full and just [†]measure, that your days may be prolonged in the [†]land which Yahweh your God gives you. 16For everyone who does these things, everyone who acts unjustly, is an abomination to Yahweh your God.

17“Remember what Amalek did to you along the way when you came out from Egypt, 18how he met you along the way and attacked among you all the stragglers at your rear, but you were faint and weary; and he did not [†]fear God. 19Therefore it will be, when Yahweh your God has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you as an inheritance to [†]possess, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you must not forget.

1 Lit they judge them
2 Lit is a son of beating
2 Or wickedness
6 Lit stand on
12 Lit palm
12 Lit your eye
13 Lit a stone and a stone
14 Lit an ephah and an ephah
15 Lit ephah
15 Lit ground
18 Or reverence
19 Lit possess it

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