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Deuteronomy 25

Stripes must not exceed forty.

Deuteronomy 25:1 Whan there is a stryfe betwene men, they shalbe brought before ye lawe and iudged: and the iudges shall iustifye the righteous, and condemne the vngodly. Deuteronomy 25:2 And yf the vngodly haue deserued strypes, the iudge shall commaunde to take him downe, and they shall beate him before him, acordynge to the measure and nombre of his trespace. Deuteronomy 25:3 Whan they haue geue him fortye strypes, they shall beate him nomore, lest (yf there be mo strypes geuen him) he be beaten to moch, and thy brother be horrible before thine eyes.

The ox is not to be muzzled.

Deuteronomy 25:4 Thou shalt not mosell the mouth of the oxe, that treadeth out the corne.

Of raising seed unto a brother.

Deuteronomy 25:5 Whan brethren dwell together, and one of them dye with out children, then shall not ye wife of the deed take a straunge man without, but hir kynsman shal go in vnto her, and take her to wyfe: Deuteronomy 25:6 and the first sonne that she beareth, shal he set vp after the name of his brother which is deed, that his name be not put out of Israel. Deuteronomy 25:7 But yf the man wyl not take his kynswoman, then shal his kinswoman go vp vnder the gate to the Elders, and saye: My kynsman refuseth to stere vp a name vnto his brother in Israel, and wyl not marye me. Deuteronomy 25:8 Then shal the Elders of the cite call him, and comen with him. Yf he stonde then and saye: I wyl not take her, Deuteronomy 25:9 then shal his kynswoman steppe forth vnto him before the Elders, and lowse a shue fro his fote, and spyt in his face, and shal answere, and saye: Thus shal it be done vnto euery man, that wyl not builde his brothers house. Deuteronomy 25:10 And his name shalbe called in Israel, the vnshodd house.

Of the immodest woman.

Deuteronomy 25:11 Yf two men stryue together, and the wyfe of one renne to, to delyuer hir husbande from the hande of him that smyteth him, & put forth hir hande, and take him by the secretes, Deuteronomy 25:12 then shalt thou cut of hir hande, and thine eye shal not pitie her.

Of unjust weights.

Deuteronomy 25:13 Thou shalt not haue in yi bagg two maner of weightes, a greate and a small. Deuteronomy 25:14 Nether shalt thou haue in thyne house dyuerse measures, a greate and a small. Deuteronomy 25:15 Thou shalt haue a perfecte and iust weighte, and a perfecte and iust measure, that thy life maye be longe in the londe, which the LORDE yi God shal geue the. Deuteronomy 25:16 For who so euer doth soch (yee all they that do euell) are abhominacion vnto the LORDE thy God.

The memory of Amalek is to be blotted out.

Deuteronomy 25:17 Remebre what the Amalechites did vnto the by the waye, wha ye were departed out of Egipte, Deuteronomy 25:18 how they buckled with the by the waye, and smote thy hynmost, euen all that were feble, which came after the whan thou wast weerye and fainte, and they feared not God. Deuteronomy 25:19 Now wha the LORDE thy God bryngeth the, to rest fro all thine enemies rounde aboute in the londe which the LORDE thy God geueth the for inheritaunce to possesse, then shalt thou put out the remembraunce of the Amalechites from vnder heauen. Forget not this.

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