Deuteronomy 25:1-3 New International Version

25 1  When people have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty. 2  If the guilty person deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make them lie down and have them flogged in his presence with the number of lashes the crime deserves, 3  but the judge must not impose more than forty lashes. If the guilty party is flogged more than that, your fellow Israelite will be degraded in your eyes.



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