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1When an ish hath taken an isha, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no chen (favor) in his eyes, because he hath found some ervat davar (matter of immorality) in her; then let him write her a sefer keritut and give it in her hand, and send her out of his bais; 2And when she is departed out of his bais, she may go and be an ish acher (wife of another). 3And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a sefer keritut and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his bais; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his isha; 4Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his isha, after that she is hutamma'ah (defiled); for that is to'evah (abomination) before Hashem; and thou shalt not cause ha'aretz to sin, which Hashem Eloheicha giveth thee for a nachalah. 5When an ish hath taken an isha chadasha, he shall not go out to milchamah, neither shall he be charged with any business; but he shall be free in his bais shanah echat, and shall gladden his isha which he hath taken. 6No ish shall take the lower or the upper millstone to pledge; for he taketh a man's nefesh in pledge. 7If an ish be found kidnapping any of his brethren of the Bnei Yisroel, and enslaves him, or selleth him; then that ganav shall die; and thou shalt put the rah away from among you. 8Take heed in the nega hatzara'at, that thou be shomer me'od and do according to all that the kohanim, the Levi'im, shall teach you; as I commanded them, so ye shall be shomer to do. 9Remember what Hashem Eloheicha did unto Miryam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Mitzrayim. 10When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his bais to get his pledge. 11Thou shalt stand outside, and the ish to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge outside unto thee. 12And if the ish be oni (poor), thou shalt not keep his pledge overnight; 13In any case thou shalt deliver to him the pledge again when the shemesh goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee; and it shall be tzedakah unto thee before Hashem Eloheicha. 14Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is oni (poor) and evyon (needy), whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy ger that are in thy land within thy she'arim; 15Each day thou shalt give him his wages, neither shall the shemesh go down upon it; for he is oni, and setteth his lev upon it; lest he cry against thee unto Hashem, and it be chet unto thee. 16The avot shall not be put to death for the banim, neither shall the banim be put to death for the avot; every ish shall be put to death for his own chet. 17Thou shalt not pervert the mishpat due the ger, nor of the yatom; nor take an almanah's raiment to pledge; 18But thou shalt remember that thou wast an eved in Mitzrayim, and Hashem Eloheicha redeemed thee thence; therefore I command thee to do this thing. 19When thou cuttest down thine katzir in thy sadeh, and hast forgot an omer (sheaf) in the sadeh, thou shalt not go again to bring it back; it shall be for the ger, for the yatom (orphan), and for the almanah; that Hashem Eloheicha may bless thee in all the ma'aseh of thine hands. 20When thou beatest thine [etz] hazayit (olive tree), thou shalt not go over the branches again; it shall be for the ger, for the yatom (orphan), and for the almanah. 21When thou gatherest the grapes of thy kerem, thou shalt not glean it afterward; it shall be for the ger, for the yatom, and for the almanah. 22And thou shalt remember that thou wast an eved in Eretz Mitzrayim; therefore I command thee to do this thing.
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