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Deuteronomy 25 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:1 - “Suppose two people take a dispute to court, and the judges declare that one is right and the other is wrong.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:2 - If the person in the wrong is sentenced to be flogged, the judge must command him to lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of lashes appropriate to the crime.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:3 - But never give more than forty lashes; more than forty lashes would publicly humiliate your neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:4 - “You must not muzzle an ox to keep it from eating as it treads out the grain.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:5 - “If two brothers are living together on the same property and one of them dies without a son, his widow may not be married to anyone from outside the family. Instead, her husband’s brother should marry her and have intercourse with her to fulfill the duties of a brother-in-law.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:6 - The first son she bears to him will be considered the son of the dead brother, so that his name will not be forgotten in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:7 - “But if the man refuses to marry his brother’s widow, she must go to the town gate and say to the elders assembled there, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to preserve his brother’s name in Israel—he refuses to fulfill the duties of a brother-in-law by marrying me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:8 - The elders of the town will then summon him and talk with him. If he still refuses and says, ‘I don’t want to marry her,’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:9 - the widow must walk over to him in the presence of the elders, pull his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. Then she must declare, ‘This is what happens to a man who refuses to provide his brother with children.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:10 - Ever afterward in Israel his family will be referred to as ‘the family of the man whose sandal was pulled off’!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:11 - “If two Israelite men get into a fight and the wife of one tries to rescue her husband by grabbing the testicles of the other man,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:12 - you must cut off her hand. Show her no pity.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:13 - “You must use accurate scales when you weigh out merchandise,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:14 - and you must use full and honest measures.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:15 - Yes, always use honest weights and measures, so that you may enjoy a long life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:16 - All who cheat with dishonest weights and measures are detestable to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:17 - “Never forget what the Amalekites did to you as you came from Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:18 - They attacked you when you were exhausted and weary, and they struck down those who were straggling behind. They had no fear of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:19 - Therefore, when the LORD your God has given you rest from all your enemies in the land he is giving you as a special possession, you must destroy the Amalekites and erase their memory from under heaven. Never forget this!

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