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Deuteronomy 22

Various Laws
1“You #Ex. 23:4shall not see your brother’s ox or his sheep going astray and ignore them. You shall take them back to your brother. 2And if he does not live near you and you do not know who he is, you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall stay with you until your brother seeks it. Then you shall restore it to him. 3And you shall do the same with his donkey or with his garment, or with any lost thing of your brother’s, which he loses and you find; you may not ignore it. 4#Ex. 23:5You shall not see your brother’s donkey or his ox fallen down by the way and ignore them. You shall help him to lift them up again.
5“A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, #[ch. 18:12; 25:16]for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.
6“If you come across a bird’s nest in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs and the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, #Lev. 22:28you shall not take the mother with the young. 7You shall let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, #See ch. 4:40that it may go well with you, and that you may live long.
8“When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof, that you may not bring the guilt of blood upon your house, if anyone should fall from it.
9 # Lev. 19:19 “You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest the whole yield be forfeited,#22:9 Hebrew become holy the crop that you have sown and the yield of the vineyard. 10You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together. 11You shall not wear cloth of wool and linen mixed together.
12 # Num. 15:38; [Matt. 23:5] “You shall make yourself tassels on the four corners of the garment with which you cover yourself.
Laws Concerning Sexual Immorality
13“If any man takes a wife and #[2 Sam. 13:15]goes in to her and then hates her 14and accuses her of misconduct and brings a bad name upon her, saying, ‘I took this woman, and when I came near her, I did not find in her evidence of virginity,’ 15then the father of the young woman and her mother shall take and bring out the evidence of her virginity to the elders of the city in the gate. 16And the father of the young woman shall say to the elders, ‘I gave my daughter to this man to marry, and he hates her; 17and behold, he has accused her of misconduct, saying, “I did not find in your daughter evidence of virginity.” And yet this is the evidence of my daughter’s virginity.’ And they shall spread the cloak before the elders of the city. 18Then the elders of that city shall take the man and whip#22:18 Or discipline him, 19and they shall fine him a hundred shekels#22:19 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams of silver and give them to the father of the young woman, because he has brought a bad name upon a virgin#22:19 Or girl of marriageable age of Israel. And she shall be his wife. #[Matt. 19:8, 9; Mark 10:11; Luke 16:18]He may not divorce her all his days. 20But if the thing is true, that evidence of virginity was not found in the young woman, 21then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father’s house, and #[ch. 21:21] the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has #See Gen. 34:7 done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father’s house. #See ch. 13:5So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
22 # Lev. 20:10; [Ezek. 16:38, 40; 23:45, 47; John 8:5] “If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. #[See ver. 21 above]So you shall purge the evil from Israel.
23“If there is a #[Matt. 1:18, 19]betrothed virgin, and a man meets her in the city and lies with her, 24then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones, the young woman because she did not cry for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbor’s wife. #[See ver. 21 above]So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
25“But if in the open country a man meets a young woman who is betrothed, and the man seizes her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die. 26But you shall do nothing to the young woman; she has committed no offense punishable by death. For this case is like that of a man attacking and murdering his neighbor, 27because he met her in the open country, and though the betrothed young woman cried for help there was no one to rescue her.
28 # Ex. 22:16, 17 “If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, 29then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days.
30 # 22:30 Ch 23:1 in Hebrew #See Lev. 18:8 “A man shall not take his father’s wife, so that he does not #ch. 27:20; [Ruth 3:9; Ezek. 16:8]uncover his father’s nakedness.#22:30 Hebrew uncover his father’s skirt

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