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Deuteronomy 24

Of divorce.

Deuteronomy 24:1 Whan a man taketh a wife, and marieth her, and she findeth no fauoure in his eyes because of eny vnclennesse, the shal he wryte a byll of deuorcemet, and geue it her in hir hade, and sende her out of his house. Deuteronomy 24:2 Yf whan she is gone out of his house, she go, and be another mans wyfe, Deuteronomy 24:3 and the same seconde man hate her also, & wryte a byll of deuorcement, and geue it her in hir hande, and sende her out of his house: Or yf the same seconde man dye, which toke her to wife, Deuteronomy 24:4 then hir first husbande that put hir awaie, maie not take hir againe to be his wife, in so moch as she is defyled, for that is abhominacion before the LORDE: that thou make not the londe to synne, which the LORDE thy God hath geuen the to enheritauce.

A new married man goeth not to war.

Deuteronomy 24:5 Whan a man hath newly taken a wyfe, he shall not go awarre fare, nether shall he be charged withall. He shal be fre in his house one yeare longe, that he maye be mery wt his wife which he hath taken.

Of pledges.

Deuteronomy 24:6 Thou shalt no take ye nethermost and vppermost mylstone to pledge, for he hat set ye his lyuynge to pledge.

Of manstealers.

Deuteronomy 24:7 Yf eny man be founde that stealeth one of his brethren, from amonge the childre of Israel, and setteth him to pledge, or selleth him soch a thefe shal dye, that thou maiest put awaye the euell from the.

Of leprosy.

Deuteronomy 24:8 Kepe the from the plage of leprosie, that thou obserue diligently and do acordynge vnto all that the prestes the Leuites teach the, as I haue commaunded them, yt shal ye obserue and do therafter. Deuteronomy 24:9 Remembre what the LORDE thy God dyd vnto Miriam by the waye, whan ye were come out of Egipte.

Of pledges.

Deuteronomy 24:10 Yf thou lendest yi brother eny dett, thou shalt not go into his house, and take a pledge, Deuteronomy 24:11 but shalt stonde without: and he, to who thou lendest, shal brynge out his pledge vnto the. Deuteronomy 24:12 But yf it be a poore body, thou shalt not lye downe to slepe, with his pledge, Deuteronomy 24:13 but shalt delyuer him his pledge agayne, whan the Sonne goeth downe, that he maye slepe in his awne rayment, and blesse the, so shall the same be rekened vnto the for righteousnes before the LORDE thy God.

The hire is to be given.

Deuteronomy 24:14 Thou shalt not withdrawe the hyre of ye nedye and poore amonge thy brethren, or straunger that is in thy londe, Deuteronomy 24:15 or within thy gates, but shalt geue him his hyre the same daye, that the Sonne go not downe theron, for so moch as he is nedye, and his life susteyned therwith: that he call not vpon the LORDE agaynst the, and it be synne vnto the.

Of justice.

Deuteronomy 24:16 The fathers shal not dye for the children, ner the childre for the fathers, but euery one shal dye for his awne synne.

Deuteronomy 24:17 Thou shalt not wrest the righte of the straunger and of the fatherlesse. And ye wedowes rayment shalt thou not take to pledge: Deuteronomy 24:18 For thou shalt remembre, that thou wast a seruaunte in Egipte, and how that ye LORDE thy God delyuered the from thence, therfore commaunde I the to do this.

Of charity.

Deuteronomy 24:19 Whan thou hast reaped downe thine haruest in the felde, and hast forgotten a shefe in the felde, thou shalt not turne agayne to fetch it, but it shal be for the straunger, ye fatherlesse and the wedowe, that the LORDE thy God maye blesse the in all the workes of thy handes. Deuteronomy 24:20 Whan thou hast plucked thine Olyue trees, thou shalt not plucke them vp cleane afterwarde: it shal be for the straunger, the fatherlesse and the wedowe. Deuteronomy 24:21 Whan thou hast gathered thy vynyarde, thou shalt not gather it vp cleane afterwarde: it shalbe for the straunger, the fatherlesse and the wedowe. Deuteronomy 24:22 And thou shalt remembre, that thou wast a seruaunt in the londe of Egipte: therfore comaunde I the to do this.

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