5 h“If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the widow of the dead man shall not be married to a stranger outside the family; her husband’s brother shall go in to her, take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. 6 And it shall be that the firstborn son which she bears iwill succeed to the name of his dead brother, that jhis name may not be blotted out of Israel. 7 But if the man does not want to take his brother’s wife, then let his brother’s wife go up to the kgate to the elders, and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to raise up a name to his brother in Israel; he will not perform the duty of my husband’s brother.’ 8 Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him. But if he stands firm and says, l‘I do not want to take her,’ 9 then his brother’s wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, mremove his sandal from his foot, spit in his face, and answer and say, ‘So shall it be done to the man who will not nbuild up his brother’s house.’ 10 And his name shall be called in Israel, ‘The house of him who had his sandal removed.’
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