1If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment,
and the judges judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and
condemn the wicked;
2and it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be
beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before
his face, according to his wickedness, by number.
3Forty stripes he may
give him, he shall not exceed; lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above
these with many stripes, then your brother should seem vile to you.
shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out the grain.
brothers dwell together, and one of them die, and have no son, the wife of
the dead shall not be married outside to a stranger: her husband’s brother
shall go in to her, and take her to him as wife, and perform the duty of a
husband’s brother to her.
6It shall be, that the firstborn whom she bears
shall succeed in the name of his brother who is dead, that his name not be
blotted out of Israel.
7If the man doesn’t want to take his brother’s
wife, then his brother’s wife shall go up to the gate to the elders, and say,
My husband’s brother refuses to raise up to his brother a name in Israel; he
will not perform the duty of a husband’s brother to me.
8Then the elders
of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he stand, and say, I
don’t want to take her;
9then his brother’s wife shall come to him in the
presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his
face; and she shall answer and say, So shall it be done to the man who does
not build up his brother’s house.
10His name shall be called in Israel,
The house of him who has his shoe untied.
11When men strive together one
with another, and the wife of the one draws near to deliver her husband out
of the hand of him who strikes him, and puts forth her hand, and takes him by
12then you shall cut off her hand, your eye shall have no
13You shall not have in your bag diverse weights, a great and a
14You shall not have in your house diverse measures, a great and a
15A perfect and just weight shall you have; a perfect and just
measure shall you have: that your days may be long in the land which Yahweh
your God gives you.
16For all who do such things, even all who do
unrighteously, are an abomination to Yahweh your God.
Amalek did to you by the way as you came forth out of Egypt;
he met you by the way, and struck the hindmost of you, all who were feeble
behind you, when you were faint and weary; and he didn’t fear God.
19Therefore it shall be, when Yahweh your God has given you rest from all
your enemies round about, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you for an
inheritance to possess it, that you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from
under the sky; you shall not forget.