Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Deuteronomy 25

Stripes must not exceed forty.

Deuteronomy 25:1 When there ariseth a controversy between men, and they come nigh unto judgment, and judgment is granted them, then shall they justify the righteous man, and condemn the lawless. Deuteronomy 25:2 And it shall be—if the lawless man be, worthy of stripes, then shall the judge cause him to lie down, and be beaten before him, according to the measure of his lawlessness, by number: Deuteronomy 25:3 forty stripes, may he give him, not going beyond,—lest, if he do go beyond, to smite him above these, with many stripes, then should thy brother be of no account in thine eyes.

The ox is not to be muzzled.

Deuteronomy 25:4 Thou shalt not muzzle an ox when he is treading out the corn.

Of raising seed unto a brother.

Deuteronomy 25:5 When brethren dwell together, and one of them dieth, having, no son, the wife of the dead shall not marry outside, to a stranger,—her husband's brother, shall go in unto her, and take her unto him to wife, and do for her as a husband's brother. Deuteronomy 25:6 And it shall be, that, the firstborn which she beareth, shall succeed in the name of his brother, who is dead,—so shall his name not be wiped out from Israel. Deuteronomy 25:7 But, if the man like not to take his sister-in-law, then shall his sister-in-law go up unto the gate, unto the elders, and say—My husband's brother hath refused, to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he is not willing to do as a husband's brother unto me. Deuteronomy 25:8 Then shall the elders of his city call him and speak unto him,—and he shall stand and say, I like not to take her. Deuteronomy 25:9 Then shall his brother's wife come near unto him in the presence of the elders, and draw his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face,—and respond and say, Thus, shall it be done unto the man who will not build up the house of his brother. Deuteronomy 25:10 And his name shall be called in Israel,—The house of him who had his shoe drawn off.

Of the immodest woman.

Deuteronomy 25:11 When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him,—and she putteth forth her hand, and seizeth him by his parts of shame, Deuteronomy 25:12 then shalt thou cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity.

Of unjust weights.

Deuteronomy 25:13 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights,—a great and a small. Deuteronomy 25:14 Thou shalt not have in thy house divers measures,—a great and a small. Deuteronomy 25:15 A weight, full and just, shalt thou have, a measure, full and just, shalt thou have,—that thy days may be prolonged upon the soil which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee. Deuteronomy 25:16 For, an abomination unto Yahweh thy God, is every one that doeth these things,—every one that doeth unjustly.

The memory of Amalek is to be blotted out.

Deuteronomy 25:17 Remember that which Amalek did unto thee by the way when ye came forth out of Egypt; Deuteronomy 25:18 how he encountered thee by the way and cut off in thy rear all the worn-out behind thee, thou thyself, being weary and worn,—how he feared not God. Deuteronomy 25:19 Therefore shall it be, when Yahweh thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about in the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee for an inheritance to possess it, then shalt thou wipe out the remembrance of Amalek from under the heavens,—thou shalt not forget.

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