1 ‘Thou dost not see the ox of thy brother or his sheep driven away, and hast hidden thyself from them, thou dost certainly turn them back to thy brother; 2and if thy brother is not near unto thee, and thou hast not known him, then thou hast removed it unto the midst of thy house, and it hath been with thee till thy brother seek it, and thou hast given it back to him; 3and so thou dost to his ass, and so thou dost to his garment, and so thou dost to any lost thing of thy brother’s, which is lost by him, and thou hast found it; thou art not able to hide thyself.
6 ‘When a bird’s nest cometh before thee in the way, in any tree, or on the earth, brood or eggs, and the mother sitting on the brood or on the eggs, thou dost not take the mother with the young ones; 7thou dost certainly send away the mother, and the young ones dost take to thyself, so that it is well with thee, and thou hast prolonged days.
13 ‘When a man taketh a wife, and hath gone in unto her, and hated her, 14and laid against her actions of words, and brought out against her an evil name, and said, This woman I have taken, and I draw near unto her, and I have not found in her tokens of virginity:
15 ‘Then hath the father of the damsel—and her mother—taken and brought out the tokens of virginity of the damsel unto the elders of the city in the gate, 16and the father of the damsel hath said unto the elders, My daughter I have given to this man for a wife, and he doth hate her; 17and lo, he hath laid actions of words, saying, I have not found to thy daughter tokens of virginity—and these are the tokens of the virginity of my daughter! and they have spread out the garment before the elders of the city.
18 ‘And the elders of that city have taken the man, and chastise him, 19and fined him a hundred silverlings, and given to the father of the damsel, because he hath brought out an evil name on a virgin of Israel, and she is to him for a wife, he is not able to send her away all his days.
20 ‘And if this thing hath been truth—tokens of virginity have not been found for the damsel— 21then they have brought out the damsel unto the opening of her father’s house, and stoned her have the men of her city with stones, and she hath died, for she hath done folly in Israel, to go a-whoring in her father’s house; and thou hast put away the evil thing out of thy midst.
22 ‘When a man is found lying with a woman, married to a husband, then they have died even both of them, the man who is lying with the woman, also the woman; and thou hast put away the evil thing out of Israel.
23 ‘When there is a damsel, a virgin, betrothed to a man, and a man hath found her in a city, and lain with her; 24then ye have brought them both out unto the gate of that city, and stoned them with stones, and they have died:—the damsel, because that she hath not cried, being in a city; and the man, because that he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife; and thou hast put away the evil thing out of thy midst.
25 ‘And if in a field the man find the damsel who is betrothed, and the man hath laid hold on her, and lain with her, then hath the man who hath lain with her died alone; 26and to the damsel thou dost not do anything, the damsel hath no deadly sin; for as a man riseth against his neighbour and hath murdered him—the life, so is this thing; 27for in a field he found her, she hath cried—the damsel who is betrothed—and she hath no saviour.
28 ‘When a man findeth a damsel, a virgin who is not betrothed, and hath caught her, and lain with her, and they have been found, 29then hath the man who is lying with her given to the father of the damsel fifty silverlings, and to him she is for a wife; because that he hath humbled her, he is not able to send her away all his days.