Bill of divorcement
24:1 When a man has taken a wife,
and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in
his eyes, because he has found some uncleanness in her then let
him write her a bill of divorcement, and give [it] in her hand,
and send her out of his house.
24:2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be
another man's [wife].
24:3 And [if] the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill
of divorcement, and gives [it] in her hand, and sends her out
of his house ; or if the latter husband die, which took her [to
be] his wife ;
24:4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her
again to be his wife, after that she is defiled ; for that [is]
abomination before the LORD and you will not cause the land to
sin, which the LORD your God gives ya'll [for] an inheritance.
A new wife
24:5 When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to
war, neither shall he be charged with any business [but] he shall
be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he
24:6 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to
pledge for he takes [a man's] life to pledge.
24:7 If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the
children of Israel, and makes merchandise of him, or sells
him; then that thief shall die ; and you will put evil away
from among you.
Plague of leprosy
24:8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe
diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites
shall teach you as I commanded them, [so] ya'll shall observe to do.
24:9 Remember what the LORD your God did unto Miriam by the way,
after that ya'll were come forth out of Egypt.
24:10 When you do lend your brother any thing, you will not
go into his house to fetch his pledge.
24:11 You will stand abroad, and the man to whom you do lend
shall bring out the pledge abroad unto ya'll.
24:12 And if the man [be] poor, you will not sleep with his
24:13 In any case you will deliver him the pledge again when
the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and
bless ya'll and it shall be righteousness unto ya'll before the
LORD your God.
Oppression of servants
24:14 You will not oppress an hired servant [that is] poor and
needy, [whether he be] of your brethren, or of your strangers that
[are] in your land within your gates
24:15 At his day you will give [him] his hire, neither shall
the sun go down upon it; for he [is] poor, and sets his heart
upon it unless he cry against ya'll unto the LORD, and it be sin
24:16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children,
neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers every
man shall be put to death for his own sin.
24:17 You will not pervert the judgment of the stranger, [nor]
of the fatherless ; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge
24:18 But you will remember that you were a bondman in Egypt,
and the LORD your God redeemed ya'll there therefore I command
ya'll to do this thing.
24:19 When you cuttest down your harvest in your field, and have
forgot a sheaf in the field, you will not go again to fetch it
it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the
widow that the LORD your God may bless ya'll in all the work of
24:20 When you beatest your olive tree, you will not go over
the boughs again it shall be for the stranger, for the
fatherless, and for the widow.
24:21 When you gatherest the grapes of your vineyard, you will
not glean [it] afterward it shall be for the stranger, for the
fatherless, and for the widow.
24:22 And you will remember that you were a bondman in the
land of Egypt therefore I command ya'll to do this thing.
Deuteronomy Index || Main Index
1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8
9 || Chapter 10
11 || |Chapter 12 || Chapter 13
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23
24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter
26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28
29 || Chapter 30
31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33