25 If there be a acontroversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they bshall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked. 2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number. 3 cForty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee. 4 dThou shalt not muzzle the ox when he †treadeth out the corn. 5 eIf brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her ||husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and ||perform the duty of an husband’s brother unto her. 6 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth fshall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that ghis name be not put out of Israel. 7 And if the man like not to take his ||brother’s wife, then let his ||brother’s wife go up to the hgate unto the elders, and say, My husband’s brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name 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 unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, iI like not to take her; 9 Then shall his brother’s wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and kloose his shoe from off his foot, and lspit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not mbuild up his brother’s house. 10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.
11 When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: 12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, nthine eye shall not pity her. 13 Thou shalt not have in thy obag †divers pweights, a great and a small. 14 Thou shalt not have in thine house †divers pmeasures, a great and a small. 15 But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: qthat thy days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 16 For rall that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the Lord thy God.
17 sRemember what Amalek did unto thee tby the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt; 18 How he met thee by the way, and usmote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast xfaint and weary; and he feared not God. 19 Therefore it shall be, ywhen the Lord thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt zblot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.
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