Deuteronomy 25
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Fairness and Mercy

1When there shall be strife betweene men, and they shall come vnto iudgement, and sentence shall be giuen vpon them, and the righteous shall be iustified, and the wicked condemned, 2Then if so be the wicked be worthy to bee beaten, the iudge shall cause him to lie downe, and to be beaten before his face, according to his trespasse, vnto a certaine nomber. 3Fortie stripes shal he cause him to haue & not past, lest if he should exceede and beate him aboue that with many stripes, thy brother should appeare despised in thy sight.

4Thou shalt not mousell the oxe that treadeth out the corne.

Widowhood and Marriage

5If brethren dwell together, and one of them dye & haue no sonne, the wife of the dead shall not marry without: that is, vnto a stranger, but his kinseman shall goe in vnto her, and take her to wife, and doe the kinsemans office to her. 6And the first borne which she beareth, shall succeede in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel. 7And if the man will not take his kinsewoman, then let his kinsewoman goe vp to the gate vnto the Elders, and say, My kinsman refuseth to rayse vp vnto his brother a name in Israel: hee will not doe the office of a kinsman vnto me. 8Then the Elders of his citie shall call him, and commune with him: if he stand and say, I wil not take her, 9Then shall his kinswoman come vnto him in the presence of the Elders, and loose his shooe from his foote, and spit in his face, and answere, and say, So shall it be done vnto that man, that will not buylde vp his brothers house. 10And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him whose shooe is put off.

11When men striue together, one with another, if the wife of the one come neere, for to ridde her husband out of the handes of him that smiteth him, and put foorth her hand, and take him by his priuities, 12Then thou shalt cut off her hande: thine eye shall not spare her.

Standard Weights and Measures
(Proverbs 11:1–3; Ezekiel 45:10–12)

13Thou shalt not haue in thy bagge two maner of weightes, a great and a small, 14Neither shalt thou haue in thine house diuers measures, a great and a small: 15But thou shalt haue a right & iust weight: a perfite and a iust measure shalt thou haue, that thy dayes may be lengthened in the land, which the Lord thy God giueth thee. 16For all that doe such things, and all that doe vnrighteously, are abomination vnto the Lord thy God.

Revenge on the Amalekites

17Remeber what Amalek did vnto thee by the way, when ye were come out of Egypt: 18How he met thee by ye way, & smote ye hindmost of you, all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast fainted & weary, & he feared not God. 19Therefore, when the Lorde thy God hath giuen thee rest from all thine enemies round about in the land, which the Lord thy God giueth thee for an inheritance to possesse it, then thou shalt put out the remembrance of Amalek from vnder heauen: forget not.

Geneva Bible of 1587

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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