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Deuteronomy 25 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:1 - If controversy arises between people, they should go to court for judgment. When the judges hear the case, they shall exonerate the innocent but condemn the guilty.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:2 - Then, if the guilty person is sentenced to a beating, the judge shall force him to lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of blows his wicked behavior deserves.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:3 - The judge may sentence him to forty blows, but no more. If he is struck with more than these, you might view your fellow Israelite with contempt.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:4 - You must not muzzle your ox when it is treading grain.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:5 - If brothers live together and one of them dies without having a son, the dead man's wife must not remarry someone outside the family. Instead, her late husband's brother must go to her, marry her, and perform the duty of a brother-in-law.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:6 - Then the first son she bears will continue the name of the dead brother, thus preventing his name from being blotted out of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:7 - But if the man does not want to marry his brother's widow, then she must go to the elders at the town gate and say, "My husband's brother refuses to preserve his brother's name in Israel; he is unwilling to perform the duty of a brother-in-law to me!"

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:8 - Then the elders of his city must summon him and speak to him. If he persists, saying, "I don't want to marry her,"

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:9 - then his sister-in-law must approach him in view of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. She will then respond, "Thus may it be done to any man who does not maintain his brother's family line!"

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:10 - His family name will be referred to in Israel as "the family of the one whose sandal was removed."

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:11 - If two men get into a hand-to-hand fight, and the wife of one of them gets involved to help her husband against his attacker, and she reaches out her hand and grabs his genitals,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:12 - then you must cut off her hand - do not pity her.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:13 - You must not have in your bag different stone weights, a heavy and a light one.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:14 - You must not have in your house different measuring containers, a large and a small one.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:15 - You must have an accurate and correct stone weight and an accurate and correct measuring container, so that your life may be extended in the land the LORD your God is about to give you.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:16 - For anyone who acts dishonestly in these ways is abhorrent to the LORD your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:17 - Remember what the Amalekites did to you on your way from Egypt,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:18 - how they met you along the way and cut off all your stragglers in the rear of the march when you were exhausted and tired; they were unafraid of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:19 - So when the LORD your God gives you relief from all the enemies who surround you in the land he is giving you as an inheritance, you must wipe out the memory of the Amalekites from under heaven - do not forget!
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