1611 King James Bible

Deuteronomy 24

Of divorce.

Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man hath taken a wife and married her, and it come to passe that shee find no fauour in his eyes, because hee hath found some vncleannesse in her: then let him write her a bill of diuorcement, and giue [it] in her hand, and send her out of his house. Deuteronomy 24:2 And when shee is departed out of his house, she may goe and be another mans [wife]. Deuteronomy 24:3 And [if] the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of diuorcement, and giueth [it] in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house: Or if the latter husband die, which tooke her to be his wife, Deuteronomy 24:4 Her former husband which sent her away, may not take her againe to be his wife, after that she is defiled: for that [is] abomination before the LORD, and thou shalt not cause the land to sinne, which the LORD thy God giueth thee for an inheritance.

A new married man goeth not to war.

Deuteronomy 24:5 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shal not goe out to warre, neither shall hee be charged with any businesse: [but] hee shall be free at home one yeere, and shall cheere vp his wife which he hath taken.

Of pledges.

Deuteronomy 24:6 No man shall take the nether or the vpper milstone to pledge: for hee taketh [a mans] life to pledge.

Of manstealers.

Deuteronomy 24:7 If a man bee found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandize of him, or selleth him: then that thiefe shall die, and thou shalt put euill away from among you.

Of leprosy.

Deuteronomy 24:8 Take heede, in the plague of leprosie, that thou obserue diligently, and doe according to all that the Priests the Leuites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye shall obserue to doe. Deuteronomy 24:9 Remember what the LORD thy God did vnto Miriam by the way, after that yee were come forth out of Egypt.

Of pledges.

Deuteronomy 24:10 When thou doest lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not goe into his house to fetch his pledge. Deuteronomy 24:11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whome thou doest lend, shall bring out the pledge abroad vnto thee. Deuteronomy 24:12 And if the man be poore, thou shalt not sleepe with his pledge: Deuteronomy 24:13 In any case thou shalt deliuer him the pledge againe when the Sun goeth downe, that he may sleepe in his owne raiment, and blesse thee: and it shall be righteousnesse vnto thee before the LORD thy God.

The hire is to be given.

Deuteronomy 24:14 Thou shalt not oppresse an hired seruant [that is] poore and needy, [whether he be] of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that [are] in thy lande within thy gates. Deuteronomy 24:15 At his day thou shalt giue [him] his hire, neither shall the Sun goe downe vpon it, for he is poore, and setteth his heart vpon it, lest hee crie against thee vnto the LORD, and it bee sinne vnto thee.

Of justice.

Deuteronomy 24:16 The fathers shall not bee put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: euery man shall be put to death for his owne sinne.

Deuteronomy 24:17 Thou shalt not peruert the iudgement of the stranger, [nor] of the fatherles, nor take a widowes raiment to pledge. Deuteronomy 24:18 But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to doe this thing.

Of charity.

Deuteronomy 24:19 When thou cuttest downe thine haruest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheafe in the field, thou shalt not go againe to fetch it: it shalbe for the stranger, for the fatherlesse, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may blesse thee in all the worke of thine hands. Deuteronomy 24:20 When thou beatest thine oliue tree thou shalt not goe ouer the boughes againe: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherlesse, and for the widow. Deuteronomy 24:21 When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not gleane it afterward, it shalbe for the stranger, for the fatherlesse, and for the widow. Deuteronomy 24:22 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therfore I command thee to doe this thing.

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