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Deuteronomy chapter 22

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"If you see your brother's ox or sheep straying, you must not ignore it; make sure you return it to your brother.
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If your brother does not live near you or you don't know him, you are to bring the animal to your home to remain with you until your brother comes looking for it; then you can return it to him.
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Do the same for his donkey, his garment, or anything your brother has lost and you have found. You must not ignore [it].
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If you see your brother's donkey or ox fallen down on the road, you must not ignore it; you must help him lift it up.
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"A woman is not to wear male clothing, and a man is not to put on a woman's garment, for everyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD your God.
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"If you come across a bird's nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, you must not take the mother along with the young.
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You may take the young for yourself, but be sure to let the mother go free, so that you may prosper and live long.
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If you build a new house, make a railing around your roof, so that you don't bring bloodguilt on your house if someone falls from it.
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Do not plant your vineyard with two types of seed; otherwise, the entire harvest, both the crop you plant and the produce of the vineyard, will be defiled.
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Do not plow with an ox and a donkey together.
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Do not wear clothes made of both wool and linen.
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Make tassels on the four corners of the outer garment you wear.
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"If a man marries a woman, has sexual relations with her, and comes to hate her,
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and accuses [her] of shameful conduct, and gives her a bad name, saying, 'I married this woman and was intimate with her, but I didn't find [any] evidence of her virginity,'
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the young woman's father and mother will take the evidence of her virginity and bring [it] to the city elders at the gate.
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The young woman's father will say to the elders, 'I gave my daughter to this man as a wife, but he hates her.
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He has accused her of shameful conduct, saying: 'I didn't find [any] evidence of your daughter's virginity, but here is the evidence of my daughter's virginity.' They will spread out the cloth before the city elders.
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Then the elders of that city will take the man and punish him.
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They will also fine him 100 silver [shekels] and give [them] to the young woman's father, because that man gave an Israelite virgin a bad name. She will remain his wife; he cannot divorce her as long as he lives.
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But if this accusation is true and no evidence of the young woman's virginity is found,
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they will bring the woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city will stone her to death. For she has committed an outrage in Israel by being promiscuous in her father's house. You must purge the evil from you.
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"If a man is discovered having sexual relations with [another] man's wife, both the man who had sex with the woman and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.
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If there is a young woman who is a virgin engaged to a man, and [another] man encounters her in the city and has sex with her,
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you must take the two of them out to the gate of that city and stone them to death-- the young woman because she did not cry out in the city and the man because he has violated his neighbor's fianc�e. You must purge the evil from you.
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But if the man encounters the engaged woman in the open country, and he seizes and rapes her, only the man who raped her must die.
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Do nothing to the young woman, because she is not guilty of an offense deserving death. This case is just like one in which a man attacks his neighbor and murders him.
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When he found her in the field, the engaged woman cried out, but there was no one to rescue her.
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If a man encounters a young woman, a virgin who is not engaged, takes hold of her and rapes her, and they are discovered,
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the man who raped her must give the young woman's father 50 silver [shekels], and she must become his wife because he violated her. He cannot divorce her as long as he lives.
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"A man is not to marry his father's wife; he must not violate his father's marriage bed.

Deuteronomy chapter 23

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"No man whose [testicles] have been crushed or whose penis has been cut off may enter the LORD's assembly.
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No one of illegitimate birth may enter the LORD's assembly; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, may enter the LORD's assembly.
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No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the LORD's assembly; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, may ever enter the LORD's assembly.
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This is because they did not meet you with food and water on the journey after you came out of Egypt, and because Balaam son of Beor from Pethor in Aram-naharaim was hired to curse you.
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Yet the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam, but He turned the curse into a blessing for you because the LORD your God loves you.
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Never seek peace or friendship with them as long as you live.
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Do not despise an Edomite, because he is your brother. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you were a foreign resident in his land.
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The children born to them in the third generation may enter the LORD's assembly.
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"When you are encamped against your enemies, be careful to avoid anything offensive.
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If there is a man among you who is unclean because of a bodily emission during the night, he must go outside the camp; he may not come anywhere inside the camp.
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When evening approaches, he must wash with water, and when the sun sets he may come inside the camp.
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You must have a place outside the camp and go there [to relieve yourself].
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You must have a digging tool in your equipment; when you relieve yourself, dig a hole with it and cover up your excrement.
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For the LORD your God walks throughout your camp to protect you and deliver your enemies to you; so your encampments must be holy. He must not see anything improper among you or He will turn away from you.
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"Do not return a slave to his master when he has escaped from his master to you.
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Let him live among you wherever he wants within your gates. Do not mistreat him.
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"No Israelite woman is to be a cult prostitute, and no Israelite man is to be a cult prostitute.
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Do not bring a female prostitute's wages or a male prostitute's earnings into the house of the LORD your God to fulfill any vow, because both are detestable to the LORD your God.
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"Do not charge your brother interest on money, food, or anything that can earn interest.
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You may charge a foreigner interest, but you must not charge your brother interest, so that the LORD your God may bless you in everything you do in the land you are entering to possess.
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"If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to keep it, because He will require it of you, and it will be counted against you as sin.
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But if you refrain from making a vow, it will not be counted against you as sin.
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Be careful to do whatever comes from your lips, because you have freely vowed what you promised to the LORD your God.
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"When you enter your neighbor's vineyard, you may eat as many grapes as you want until you are full, but you must not put [any] in your container.
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When you enter your neighbor's standing grain, you may pluck heads of grain with your hand, but you must not put a sickle to your neighbor's grain.

Deuteronomy chapter 24

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"If a man marries a woman, but she becomes displeasing to him because he finds something improper about her, he may write her a divorce certificate, hand it to her, and send her away from his house.
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If after leaving his house she goes and becomes another man's wife,
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and the second man hates her, writes her a divorce certificate, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house or if he dies,
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the first husband who sent her away may not marry her again after she has been defiled, because that would be detestable to the LORD. You must not bring guilt on the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance.
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"When a man takes a bride, he must not go out with the army or be liable for any duty. He is free [to stay] at home for one year, so that he can bring joy to the wife he has married.
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"Do not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone as security for a debt, because that is like taking a life as security.
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"If a man is discovered kidnapping one of his Israelite brothers, whether he treats him as a slave or sells him, the kidnapper must die. You must purge the evil from you.
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"Be careful in a case of infectious skin disease, following carefully everything the Levitical priests instruct you to do. Be careful to do as I have commanded them.
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Remember what the LORD your God did to Miriam on the journey after you left Egypt.
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"When you make a loan of any kind to your neighbor, do not enter his house to collect what he offers as security.
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You must stand outside while the man you are making the loan to brings the security out to you.
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If he is a poor man, you must not sleep in [the garment] he has given as security.
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Be sure to return it to him at sunset. Then he will sleep in it and bless you, and this will be counted as righteousness to you before the LORD your God.
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"Do not oppress a hired hand who is poor and needy, whether one of your brothers or one of the foreigners residing within a town in your land.
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You are to pay him his wages each day before the sun sets, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he will cry out to the LORD against you, and you will be held guilty.
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"Fathers are not to be put to death for [their] children or children for [their] fathers; each person will be put to death for his own sin.
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Do not deny justice to a foreign resident [or] fatherless child, and do not take a widow's garment as security.
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Remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you from there. Therefore I am commanding you to do this.
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"When you reap the harvest in your field, and you forget a sheaf in the field, do not go back to get it. It is to be left for the foreign resident, the fatherless, and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
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When you knock down the fruit from your olive tree, you must not go over the branches again. What remains will be for the foreign resident, the fatherless, and the widow.
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When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you must not glean what is left. What remains will be for the foreign resident, the fatherless, and the widow.
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Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt. Therefore I am commanding you to do this.