Chapter 24

DEU.24:1 “When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some uncleanness in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house,
DEU.24:2 “when she has departed from his house, and goes and becomes another man’s wife,
DEU.24:3 “if the latter husband detests her and writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her as his wife,
DEU.24:4 “then her former husband who divorced her must not take her back to be his wife after she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the LORD, and you shall not bring sin on the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance.
DEU.24:5 “When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business; he shall be free at home one year, and bring happiness to his wife whom he has taken.
DEU.24:6 “No man shall take the lower or the upper millstone in pledge, for he takes one’s living in pledge.
DEU.24:7 “If a man is found kidnapping any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and mistreats him or sells him, then that kidnapper shall die; and you shall put away the evil from among you.
DEU.24:8 “Take heed in an outbreak of leprosy, that you carefully observe and do according to all that the priests, the Levites, shall teach you; just as I commanded them, so you shall be careful to do.
DEU.24:9 “Remember what the LORD your God did to Miriam on the way when you came out of Egypt.
DEU.24:10 “When you lend your brother anything, you shall not go into his house to get his pledge.
DEU.24:11 “You shall stand outside, and the man to whom you lend shall bring the pledge out to you.
DEU.24:12 “And if the man is poor, you shall not keep his pledge overnight.
DEU.24:13 “You shall in any case return the pledge to him again when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own garment and bless you; and it shall be righteousness to you before the LORD your God.
DEU.24:14 “You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether one of your brethren or one of the aliens who is in your land within your gates.
DEU.24:15 “Each day you shall give him his wages, and not let the sun go down on it, for he is poor and has set his heart on it; lest he cry out against you to the LORD, and it be sin to you.
DEU.24:16 “Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall the children be put to death for their fathers; a person shall be put to death for his own sin.
DEU.24:17 “You shall not pervert justice due the stranger or the fatherless, nor take a widow’s garment as a pledge.
DEU.24:18 “But 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 thing.
DEU.24:19 “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 stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
DEU.24:20 “When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow.
DEU.24:21 “When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow.
DEU.24:22 “And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I command you to do this thing.

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