Bishops' Bible

Deuteronomy 22

Of humanity toward brethren.

Deuteronomy 22:1 Thou shalt not see thy brothers oxe or sheepe go astray, and withdrawe thy selfe from them: but shalt bryng them agayne vnto thy brother. Deuteronomy 22:2 And if thy brother be not nye vnto thee, or if thou knowe hym not, then bryng it vnto thine owne house, and it shall remayne with thee vntyll thy brother aske after them, and then deliuer hym them agayne. Deuteronomy 22:3 In lyke maner shalt thou do with his asse, and so shalt thou do with his rayment: and with all lost thynges of thy brother, which he hath lost and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise, and thou mayest not hide it from them.

Deuteronomy 22:4 Thou shalt not see thy brothers asse or oxe fall downe by the way, and withdrawe thy selfe from them: but shalt helpe hym to heaue them vp againe.

The sex is to be distinguished by apparel.

Deuteronomy 22:5 The woman shall not weare that whiche parteyneth vnto the man, neither shall a man put on womans rayment: For all that do so, are abhomination vnto the Lorde thy God.

The dam is not to be taken with her young ones.

Deuteronomy 22:6 If thou chaunce vpon a birdes nest by the way, in whatsoeuer tree it be, or on the grounde, whether they be young or egges, and the damme sittyng vpon the young, or on the egges: thou shalt not take the damme with the young: Deuteronomy 22:7 But shalt in any wyse let the damme go, & take the young to thee, that thou mayest prosper, and prolong thy dayes.

The house must have battlements.

Deuteronomy 22:8 When thou buyldest a newe house, thou shalt make a battlement on the roofe, that thou lade not blood vpon thyne house if any man fal from thence.

Confusion is to be avoided.

Deuteronomy 22:9 Thou shalt not sowe thy vineyarde with diuers seedes: lest the fruite of the seede which thou hast sowen, and the fruite of thy vineyarde, be defyled.

Deuteronomy 22:10 Thou shalt not plowe with an oxe and an asse together.

Deuteronomy 22:11 Thou shalt not weare a garment made of wool and linnen together.

Fringes upon the vesture.

Deuteronomy 22:12 Thou shalt not make thee gardes vppon the foure quarters of thy vesture wherewith thou couerest thy selfe.

The punishment of him that slandereth his wife.

Deuteronomy 22:13 If a man take a wyfe, and when he hath lyen with her, hate her, Deuteronomy 22:14 And lay shamefull thynges vnto her charge, and bryng vp an euyll name vpon her, and say, I toke this wyfe, and when I came to her I founde her not a mayde: Deuteronomy 22:15 Then shall the father of the damsell & the mother, bryng foorth the tokens of the damsels virginitie vnto the elders of the citie in the gate, Deuteronomy 22:16 And the damsels father shall say vnto the elders: I gaue my daughter vnto this man to wyfe, and he hateth her, Deuteronomy 22:17 And lo, he layeth shamefull thynges vnto her charge, saying, I founde not thy daughter a mayde: and yet these are the tokens of my daughters virginitie. And they shall spreade the vesture before the elders of the citie. Deuteronomy 22:18 And the elders of that citie shall take that man, and chastise hym, Deuteronomy 22:19 And mearse hym in an hundred sides of syluer, and geue them vnto the father of the damsell, because he hath brought vp an euyl name vpon a mayde of Israel: And she shalbe his wyfe, and he may not put her away all his dayes.

Of adultery,

Deuteronomy 22:20 But and yf the thyng be of a suretie that the damsell be not founde a virgin: Deuteronomy 22:21 They shall bryng the damsell to the doore of her fathers house, and the men of that citie shall stone her with stones to death, because she hath wrought folly in Israel to play the whore in her fathers house: And so thou shalt put euyl from among you.

Deuteronomy 22:22 If a man be founde lying with a woman that hath a wedded husband, they shall both dye, both the man that laye with the wyfe, and also the wyfe: and so thou shalt put away euill from Israel.

Deuteronomy 22:23 If a mayde be betrouthed vnto an husbande, and then a man finde her in the towne, and lye with her: Deuteronomy 22:24 Ye shall bring them both out vnto the gates of the same citie, and shall stone them with stones to death: The damsell, because she cryed not beyng in the citie: And the man, because he hath humbled his neighbours wife: and thou shalt put away euyll from thee.

of rape,

Deuteronomy 22:25 But if a man finde a betrouthed damsell in the fielde, and force her, and lye with her: then the man that lay with her, shall dye alone. Deuteronomy 22:26 But vnto the damsell thou shalt do no harme, because there is in the damsell no cause of death: For as when a man ryseth against his neyghbour and slayeth hym: euen so is this matter. Deuteronomy 22:27 For he found her in the fieldes: and the betrouthed damsell cryed, & there was no man to succour her.

and of fornication.

Deuteronomy 22:28 If a man finde a mayde that is not betrouthed, and take her, and lye with her, and they be founde: Deuteronomy 22:29 Then the man that lay with her, shall geue vnto the damsels father fiftie sicles of siluer, and she shall be his wyfe, because he hath humbled her: and he may not put her away all his dayes.

Incest.

Deuteronomy 22:30 No man shall take his fathers wife, nor vnheale his fathers couering.

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