Young's Literal Translation

Deuteronomy 25

Stripes must not exceed forty.

Deuteronomy 25:1 'When there is a strife between men, and they have come nigh unto the judgment, and they have judged, and declared righteous the righteous, and declared wrong the wrong-doer, Deuteronomy 25:2 then it hath come to pass, if the wrong-doer is to be smitten, that the judge hath caused him to fall down, and [one] hath smitten him in his presence, according to the sufficiency of his wrong-doing, by number; Deuteronomy 25:3 forty [times] he doth smite him—he is not adding, lest, he is adding to smite him above these—many stripes, and thy brother is lightly esteemed in thine eyes.

The ox is not to be muzzled.

Deuteronomy 25:4 'Thou dost not muzzle an ox in its threshing.

Of raising seed unto a brother.

Deuteronomy 25:5 'When brethren dwell together, and one of them hath died, and hath no son, the wife of the dead is not without to a strange man; her husband's brother doth go in unto her, and hath taken her to him for a wife, and doth perform the duty of her husband's brother; Deuteronomy 25:6 and it hath been, the first-born which she beareth doth rise for the name of his dead brother, and his name is not wiped away out of Israel. Deuteronomy 25:7 'And if the man doth not delight to take his brother's wife, then hath his brother's wife gone up to the gate, unto the elders, and said, My husband's brother is refusing to raise up to his brother a name in Israel; he hath not been willing to perform the duty of my husband's brother; Deuteronomy 25:8 and the elders of his city have called for him, and spoken unto him, and he hath stood and said, I have no desire to take her; Deuteronomy 25:9 'Then hath his brother's wife drawn nigh unto him, before the eyes of the elders, and drawn his shoe from off his foot, and spat in his face, and answered and said, Thus it is done to the man who doth not build up the house of his brother; Deuteronomy 25:10 and his name hath been called in Israel—The house of him whose shoe is drawn off.

Of the immodest woman.

Deuteronomy 25:11 'When men strive together, one with another, and the wife of the one hath drawn near to deliver her husband out of the hand of his smiter, and hath put forth her hand, and laid hold on his secrets, Deuteronomy 25:12 then thou hast cut off her hand, thine eye doth not spare.

Of unjust weights.

Deuteronomy 25:13 'Thou hast not in thy bag a stone and a stone, a great and a small. Deuteronomy 25:14 Thou hast not in thy house an ephah and an ephah, a great and a small. Deuteronomy 25:15 Thou hast a stone complete and just, thou hast an ephah complete and just, so that they prolong thy days on the ground which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee; Deuteronomy 25:16 for the abomination of Jehovah thy God [is] any one doing these things, any one doing iniquity.

The memory of Amalek is to be blotted out.

Deuteronomy 25:17 'Remember that which Amalek hath done to thee in the way, in your going out from Egypt, Deuteronomy 25:18 that he hath met thee in the way, and smiteth in all those feeble behind thee (and thou wearied and fatigued), and is not fearing God. Deuteronomy 25:19 And it hath been, in Jehovah thy God's giving rest to thee, from all thine enemies round about, in the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee—an inheritance to possess it—thou dost blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under the heavens—thou dost not forget.

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