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Deuteronomy Chapter 22

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Several laws and ordinances

22:1 You will not see your brother’s ox or his sheep go astray, and hide yourself from them you will in any case bring them again to your brother.
22:2 And if your brother [be] not near to ya’ll , or if you know him not, then you will bring it to your own house, and it shall be with ya’ll until your brother seek after it, and you will restore it to him again.
22:3 In like manner will you do with his ass ; and so will you do with his raiment ; and with all lost thing of your brother’s, which he has lost, and you have found, will you do likewise you may not hide yourself.
22:4 You will not see your brother’s ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide yourself from them you will surely help him to lift [them] up again.
22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment for all that do so [are] abomination to the LORD your God.
22:6 If a bird’s nest chance to be before ya’ll in the way in any tree, or on the ground, [whether they be] young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you will not take the dam with the young
22:7 [But] you will in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to ya’ll ; that it may be well with ya’ll , and [that] you may prolong [your] days.
22:8 When you buildest a new house, then you will make a battlement for your roof, that you bring not blood upon your house, if any man fall from there.
22:9 You will not sow your vineyard with several seeds unless the fruit of your seed which you have sown, and the fruit of your vineyard, be defiled.
22:10 You will not plow with an ox and an ass together.
22:11 You will not wear a garment of several sorts, [as] of woollen and linen together.

Fringes upon the clothing

22:12 You will make ya’ll fringes upon the four quarters of your clothing, by which you cover [yourself].

Teachings regarding sexual promiscuity


22:13 If any man take a wife, and go in to her, and hate her,
22:14 And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid
22:15 Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth [the tokens of] the damsel’s virginity to the elders of the city in the gate
22:16 And the damsel’s father shall say to the elders, I gave my daughter to this man to wife, and he hates her;
22:17 And, lo, he has given occasions of speech [against her], saying, I found not your daughter a maid ; and yet these [are the tokens of] my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.
22:18 And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him;
22:19 And they shall fine him in an hundred [shekels] of silver, and give [them] to 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.
22:20 But if this thing be true, [and the tokens of] virginity be not found for the damsel

22:21 Then they shall bring out the girl to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die because she has worked folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house so will you put evil away from among you.
22:22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, [both] the man that lay with the woman, and the woman so will you put away evil from Israel.
22:23 If a damsel [that is] a virgin be betrothed to an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;

22:24 Then ya’ll shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and ya’ll shall stone them with stones that they die ; the damsel, because she cried not, [being] in the city ; and the man, because he has humbled his neighbor’s wife so you will put away evil from among you.
22:25 But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her then the man only that lay with her shall die
22:26 But to the damsel you will do nothing; [there is] in the damsel no sin [worthy] of death for as when a man rises against his neighbour, and slays him, even so [is] this matter
22:27 For he found her in the field, [and] the betrothed damsel cried, and [there was] none to save her.
22:28 If a man find a damsel [that is] a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found ;
22:29 Then the man that lay with her shall give to 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.
22:30 A man shall not take his father’s wife, nor discover his father’s skirt.

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