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 Deuteronomy 24
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   Book of DeuteronomyClick Verse Reference for Study Notes
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Law of Divorce

1 "When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that F366 she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency R728 in her, and he R729 writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out from his house, 2 and she leaves his house and goes and becomes another man's wife, 3 and if the latter husband turns F367 against her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her to be his wife, 4 then her former R730 husband who sent her away is not allowed to take her again to be his wife, since 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 gives you as an inheritance.

5 "When R731 a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out with the army nor be charged with any duty; he shall be free at home one year and shall give R732 happiness to his wife whom he has taken.

Sundry Laws

6 "No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.

7 "If R733 a man is caught F368 kidnapping any of his countrymen F369 of the sons of Israel, and he deals with him violently or sells him, then that thief shall die; so you shall purge the evil from among you.

8 "Be R734 careful against an F370 infection of leprosy, that you diligently observe and do according to all that the Levitical priests teach you; as I have commanded them, so you shall be careful to do. 9 "Remember what the LORD your God did to R735 Miriam on the way as you came out of Egypt.

10 "When R736 you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge. 11 "You shall remain outside, and the man to whom you make the loan shall bring the pledge out to you. 12 "If he is a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge. 13 "When R737 the sun goes down you shall surely return the pledge to him, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you; and it R738 will be righteousness for you before the LORD your God.

14 "You R739 shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen F371 or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns. F372 15 "You R740 shall give him his wages on his day before F373 the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his heart F374 on it; so that he R741 will not cry against you to the LORD and it become sin in you.

16 "Fathers R742 shall not be put to death for F375 their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for F375 their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.

17 "You R743 shall not pervert the justice due F376 an alien or an F377 orphan, nor take R744 a widow's garment in pledge. 18 "But you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and that the LORD your God redeemed you from there; therefore I am commanding you to do this thing.

19 "When R745 you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for R746 the alien, for the orphan, F378 and for the widow, in order that the LORD your God may R747 bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 "When R748 you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs again; F379 it shall be for R749 the alien, for the orphan, F380 and for the widow.

21 "When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not go F381 over it again; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, F382 and for the widow. 22 "You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I am commanding you to do this thing.

F366: Lit if
F367: Lit hates her
F368: Lit found stealing
F369: Lit brothers
F370: Lit a mark or stroke
F371: Lit brothers
F372: Lit gates
F373: Lit that the sun shall not go down on it
F374: Lit soul
F375: Or with
F375: Or with
F376: Lit of
F377: Or the fatherless
F378: Or fatherless
F379: Lit after yourself
F380: Or fatherless
F381: Lit glean it after yourself
F382: Or fatherless

R728: Numbers 5:12,28; Deuteronomy 22:13-21
R729: Matthew 5:31; 19:7-9; Mark 10:4,5
R730: Jeremiah 3:1
R731: Deuteronomy 20:7
R732: Proverbs 5:18
R733: Exodus 21:16
R734: Leviticus 13:1-14,57
R735: Numbers 12:10
R736: Exodus 22:26,27
R737: Exodus 22:26
R738: Deuteronomy 6:25; Psalms 106:31; Daniel 4:27
R739: Leviticus 19:13; 25:35-43; Deuteronomy 15:7-18; Proverbs 14:31; Amos 4:1; 1 Timothy 5:18
R740: Leviticus 19:13; Jeremiah 22:13; James 5:4
R741: Exodus 22:23; Deuteronomy 15:9; Job 1:35:9; James 5:4
R742: 2 Kings 14:6; 2 Chronicles 25:4; Jeremiah 31:29,30; Ezekiel 18:20
R743: Exodus 23:9; Leviticus 19:33; Deuteronomy 1:17; 10:17; 16:19; 27:19
R744: Exodus 22:22
R745: Leviticus 19:9,10; 23:22
R746: Deuteronomy 14:29
R747: Proverbs 19:17
R748: Leviticus 19:10
R749: Deuteronomy 24:19


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