24 When a aman hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found †some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of †divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. 2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife. 3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; 4 bHer former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the Lord: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. 5 cWhen a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, †neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall dcheer up his wife which he hath taken.
6 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh ea man’s life to pledge. 7 fIf a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and gmaketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; hand thou shalt put evil away from among you. 8 Take heed in ithe plague of leprosy, that thou observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye shall observe to do. 9 Remember what the Lord thy God did junto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt. 10 When thou dost †lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge. 11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee. 12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge: 13 kIn any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and lbless thee: and mit shall be righteousness unto thee before the Lord thy God. 14 Thou shalt not noppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates: 15 At his day othou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and †setteth his heart upon it: plest he cry against thee unto the Lord, and it be sin unto thee. 16 qThe fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin. 17 rThou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; snor take a widow’s raiment to pledge: 18 But tthou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the Lord thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing. 19 uWhen thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot wa sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the Lord thy God may xbless thee in all the work of thine hands. 20 When thou beatest thine olive tree, †thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 21 When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not yglean it †afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 22 And zthou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.
About King James Version
This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.