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Deuteronomy 22 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:1 - “If you see your neighbor’s ox or sheep or goat wandering away, don’t ignore your responsibility.[fn] Take it back to its owner.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:2 - If its owner does not live nearby or you don’t know who the owner is, take it to your place and keep it until the owner comes looking for it. Then you must return it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:3 - Do the same if you find your neighbor’s donkey, clothing, or anything else your neighbor loses. Don’t ignore your responsibility.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:4 - “If you see that your neighbor’s donkey or ox has collapsed on the road, do not look the other way. Go and help your neighbor get it back on its feet!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:5 - “A woman must not put on men’s clothing, and a man must not wear women’s clothing. Anyone who does this is detestable in the sight of the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:6 - “If you happen to find a bird’s nest in a tree or on the ground, and there are young ones or eggs in it with the mother sitting in the nest, do not take the mother with the young.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:7 - You may take the young, but let the mother go, so that you may prosper and enjoy a long life.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:8 - “When you build a new house, you must build a railing around the edge of its flat roof. That way you will not be considered guilty of murder if someone falls from the roof.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:9 - “You must not plant any other crop between the rows of your vineyard. If you do, you are forbidden to use either the grapes from the vineyard or the other crop.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:10 - “You must not plow with an ox and a donkey harnessed together.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:11 - “You must not wear clothing made of wool and linen woven together.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:12 - “You must put four tassels on the hem of the cloak with which you cover yourself—on the front, back, and sides.
Regulations for Sexual Purity
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:13 - “Suppose a man marries a woman, but after sleeping with her, he turns against her
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:14 - and publicly accuses her of shameful conduct, saying, ‘When I married this woman, I discovered she was not a virgin.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:15 - Then the woman’s father and mother must bring the proof of her virginity to the elders as they hold court at the town gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:16 - Her father must say to them, ‘I gave my daughter to this man to be his wife, and now he has turned against her.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:17 - He has accused her of shameful conduct, saying, “I discovered that your daughter was not a virgin.” But here is the proof of my daughter’s virginity.’ Then they must spread her bed sheet before the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:18 - The elders must then take the man and punish him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:19 - They must also fine him 100 pieces of silver,[fn] which he must pay to the woman’s father because he publicly accused a virgin of Israel of shameful conduct. The woman will then remain the man’s wife, and he may never divorce her.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:20 - “But suppose the man’s accusations are true, and he can show that she was not a virgin.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:21 - The woman must be taken to the door of her father’s home, and there the men of the town must stone her to death, for she has committed a disgraceful crime in Israel by being promiscuous while living in her parents’ home. In this way, you will purge this evil from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:22 - “If a man is discovered committing adultery, both he and the woman must die. In this way, you will purge Israel of such evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:23 - “Suppose a man meets a young woman, a virgin who is engaged to be married, and he has sexual intercourse with her. If this happens within a town,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:24 - you must take both of them to the gates of that town and stone them to death. The woman is guilty because she did not scream for help. The man must die because he violated another man’s wife. In this way, you will purge this evil from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:25 - “But if the man meets the engaged woman out in the country, and he rapes her, then only the man must die.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:26 - Do nothing to the young woman; she has committed no crime worthy of death. She is as innocent as a murder victim.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:27 - Since the man raped her out in the country, it must be assumed that she screamed, but there was no one to rescue her.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:28 - “Suppose a man has intercourse with a young woman who is a virgin but is not engaged to be married. If they are discovered,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:29 - he must pay her father fifty pieces of silver.[fn] Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he may never divorce her as long as he lives.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:30 - [fn]“A man must not marry his father’s former wife, for this would violate his father.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew don’t hide yourself; similarly in 22:3.
Hebrew 100 shekels of silver, about 2.5 pounds or 1.1 kilograms in weight.
Hebrew 50 shekels of silver, about 1.25 pounds or 570 grams in weight.
Verse 22:30 is numbered 23:1 in Hebrew text.

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