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Deuteronomy Chapter 24

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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 has taken.
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 to 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 to ya’ll .
24:12 And if the man [be] poor, you will not sleep with his pledge
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 to 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 to the LORD, and it be sin to ya’ll .
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 your hands.
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.

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