Stripes must not exceed forty. The ox not to be muzzled. The law of raising up seed unto a deceased brother. Of immodesty in a woman. Of unjust weights and measures. The memory of Amalek to be blotted out.
1 IF there abe a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they bshall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy cto be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number.
3 dForty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.
4 ¶Thou eshalt not muzzle the ox when he 1treadeth out the corn.
5 ¶If fbrethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry *without unto a stranger: her 2husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.
6 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth gshall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not hput out of Israel.
7 And if the man like not to take his 3brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go iup to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.
8 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, jI like not to take her;
- j: Ru. 4:6
9 Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and kloose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not lbuild up his brother's house.
10 And his name shall mbe called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.
11 ¶When men strive together one with another, and nthe wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets:
12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, othine eye shall not pity her.
- o: De. 7:16
13 ¶Thou pshalt not have in thy bag 4*divers weights, a great and a small.
14 Thou shalt not have in thine house 5*divers measures, a great and a small.
- 5: Heb. an ephah and an ephah.
- *: divers-different.
15 But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days qmay be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
16 For all that do such things, and rall that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
17 ¶Remember swhat Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;
18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and the feared not God.
19 Therefore it shall be, uwhen the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou vshalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.