Deuteronomy 22 ©

1 Of humanity toward brethren. 5 The sex to be distinguished by apparel. 6 The dam not to be taken with her young ones. 8 Every house must have battlements. 9 Three sorts of confusion to be avoided. 12 Fringes to be worn upon the vesture. 13 The punishment of him that slandereth his wife, and of the wife, if convicted of unchastity before marriage. 22 Adultery to be punished with death. 23 Of a rape committed in the city, 25 or in the field. 28 Of fornication. 30 Incest is forbidden.


THOU ashalt not see thy brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother.


And if thy brother be not nigh unto thee, or if thou know him not, then thou shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee until thy brother seek after it, and thou shalt restore it to him again.


In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou do with his *raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother's, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself.


¶Thou bshalt not see thy brother's ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again.


¶The cwoman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.


¶If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the *dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou dshalt not take the dam with the young:


But thou shalt in any wise let the *dam go, and take the young to thee; ethat it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.


¶When thou buildest a new house, fthen thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.


¶Thou gshalt not sow thy vineyard with *divers seeds: lest the 1fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled.


¶Thou shalt not plow with han ox and an ass together.


¶Thou ishalt not wear a garment of *divers sorts, as jof woollen and linen together.


¶Thou shalt make thee kfringes upon the four 2quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.


¶If any man ltake a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her,


And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid:


Then shall the father of the *damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate:


And the damsel's father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her;


And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.


And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him;


And they shall *amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the *damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he mmay not put her away all his days.


But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the *damsel:


Then they shall bring out the *damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall nstone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought ofolly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: pso shalt thou put evil away from among you.


¶If qa man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.


¶If a *damsel that is a virgin be rbetrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;


Then sye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the *damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath thumbled his neighbour's wife: so uthou shalt put away evil from among you.


¶But if a man find a betrothed *damsel in the field, and the man 3force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die:


But unto the *damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so is this matter:


For he found her in the field, and the betrothed *damsel vcried, and there was none to save her.


¶If wa man find a *damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;


Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the *damsel's father xfifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because yhe hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.


¶A zman shall not take his father's wife, nor *discover his father's askirt.