16 n“If a man entices a virgin who is not betrothed, and lies with her, he shall surely pay the bride-price for her to be his wife. 17 If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the obride-price of virgins.
18 p“You shall not permit a sorceress to live.
19 q“Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death.
20 r“He who sacrifices to any god, except to the Lord only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
22 t“You shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child. 23 If you afflict them in any way, and they ucry at all to Me, I will surely vhear their cry; 24 and My wwrath will become hot, and I will kill you with the sword; xyour wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
25 y“If you lend money to any of My people who are poor among you, you shall not be like a moneylender to him; you shall not charge him zinterest. 26 aIf you ever take your neighbor’s garment as a pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down. 27 For that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin. What will he sleep in? And it will be that when he cries to Me, I will hear, for I am bgracious.
29 “You shall not delay to offer ethe first of your ripe produce and your juices. fThe firstborn of your sons you shall give to Me. 30 gLikewise you shall do with your oxen and your sheep. It shall be with its mother hseven days; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.
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