Deuteronomy 25 New American Standard Bible

25 1  " If there is a dispute between men and they go to court , and the judges decide their case, and they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked , 2  then it shall be if the wicked man deserves to be beaten , the judge shall then make him lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of stripes according to his guilt . 3  " He may beat him forty times but no more , so that he does not beat him with many more stripes than these and your brother is not degraded in your eyes . 4  " You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing .

5  "When brothers live together and one of them dies and has no son , the wife of the deceased shall not be married outside the family to a strange man . Her husband's brother shall go in to her and take her to himself as wife and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her. 6  "It shall be that the firstborn whom she bears shall assume the name of his dead brother , so that his name will not be blotted out from Israel . 7  " But if the man does not desire to take his brother's wife , then his brother's wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say , 'My husband's brother refuses to establish a name for his brother in Israel ; he is not willing to perform the duty of a husband's brother to me.' 8  "Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And if he persists and says , 'I do not desire to take her,' 9  then his brother's wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders , and pull his sandal off e his foot and spit in his face ; and she shall declare e , 'Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother's house .' 10  "In Israel his name shall be called , 'The house of him whose sandal is removed .' 11  "If two men , a man and his countryman , are struggling together , and the wife of one comes near to deliver her husband from the hand of the one who is striking him, and puts out her hand and seizes his genitals , 12  then you shall cut off her hand ; you shall not show pity .

13  " You shall not have in your bag differing weights , a large and a small . 14  "You shall not have in your house differing measures , a large and a small . 15  "You shall have a full and just weight ; you shall have a full and just measure , that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you. 16  "For everyone who does these things , everyone who acts unjustly is an abomination to the Lord your God .

The Command to Blot Out Amalek

17  " Remember what Amalek did to you along the way when you came out from Egypt , 18  how he met you along the way and attacked among you all the stragglers at your rear when you were faint and weary ; and he did not fear God . 19  "Therefore it shall come about when the Lord your God has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies , in the land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance to possess , you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven ; you must not forget .



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