1 “Suppose a manI enters into marriageII with a womanIII
IVbut she does not pleaseV him because he findsVI somethingVII
objectionableVIII about her, so he writesIX her a certificateX of divorce,XI
putsXII it in her hand,XIII and sendsXIV her out of his house;XV 2 she then leavesXVI his house and goesXVII off
to becomeXVIII anotherXIX man’s wife. 3 Then suppose the secondXX man dislikesXXI her, writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house (or the second man who marriedXXII herXXIII dies):XXIV
4 her firstXXV husband,XXVI who sent her away, is not permittedXXVII to takeXXVIII her againXXIX
to beXXX his wifeXXXI afterXXXII she has been defiled,XXXIII for that would be abhorrentXXXIV
toXXXV the Lord,XXXVI and you shall not bring guiltXXXVII on the landXXXVIII
that the Lord your GodXXXIX is givingXL you as a possession.XLI
5 “When a man is newlyXLII married, he shall not go outXLIII with the armyXLIV or be chargedXLV
with anyXLVI relatedXLVII duty.XLVIII He shall be free at homeXLIX oneL year,LI to be happyLII with the wife whom he has married.
6 “No one shall take a millLIII or an upper millstoneLIV in pledge,LV for that would be taking a lifeLVI in pledge.
7 “If someoneLVII is caughtLVIII kidnapingLIX
anotherLX Israelite,LXI enslavingLXII or sellingLXIII the Israelite,
then that kidnaperLXIV shall die. So you shall purgeLXV the evilLXVI from your midst.LXVII
8 “Guard againstLXVIII an outbreakLXIX of a defiling skin diseaseLXX by being very careful;LXXI
you shall carefullyLXXII observeLXXIII whateverLXXIV the LeviticalLXXV priestsLXXVI
instructLXXVII you, just as I have commandedLXXVIII them.LXXIX 9 RememberLXXX what the LordLXXXI your God
didLXXXII to MiriamLXXXIII on your journeyLXXXIV out of Egypt.LXXXV
10 “When you make your neighborLXXXVI a loanLXXXVII of any kind,LXXXVIII
you shall not goLXXXIX into the house to takeXC the pledge.XCI 11 You shall waitXCII outsideXCIII
while the personXCIV to whom you are making the loan bringsXCV the pledge out to you.XCVI 12 If the person is poor,XCVII you shall not sleepXCVIII in the garment given you as the pledge.
13 You shall give the pledge backXCIX by sunset,C so that your neighbor may sleep in the cloakCI
and blessCII you, and it will be to your creditCIII beforeCIV the LordCV your God.
14 “You shall not withhold the wagesCVI of poor and needyCVII laborers,CVIII whether other IsraelitesCIX or aliensCX who reside in your land in one of your towns.CXI
15 You shall payCXII them their wagesCXIII dailyCXIV before sunset, because they are poor and their livelihoodCXV dependsCXVI on them;
otherwise they might cryCXVII to the LordCXVIII against you, and you would incurCXIX guilt.CXX
16 “ParentsCXXI shall not be put to deathCXXII for their children,CXXIII nor shall children be put to death for their parents; only for their ownCXXIV crimesCXXV may persons be put to death.
17 “You shall not depriveCXXVI a resident alienCXXVII or an orphanCXXVIII of justice;CXXIX
you shall not take a widow’sCXXX garmentCXXXI in pledge. 18 Remember that you were a slaveCXXXII in Egypt
and the LordCXXXIII your God redeemedCXXXIV you from there; thereforeCXXXV I command you to do this.CXXXVI
19 “When you reapCXXXVII your harvestCXXXVIII in your fieldCXXXIX and forgetCXL a sheafCXLI in the field,
you shall not go backCXLII to getCXLIII it; it shall be leftCXLIV for the alien, the orphan, and the widow, so that the LordCXLV your God may bless you in allCXLVI your undertakings.CXLVII
20 When you beatCXLVIII your olive trees,CXLIX do not strip what is left;CL it shall be for the alien, the orphan, and the widow.
21 “When you gather the grapesCLI of your vineyard,CLII do not gleanCLIII what is left;CLIV it shall be for the alien, the orphan, and the widow. 22 Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I am commanding you to do this.CLV
Image credit: “Domestic Violence” by Dalibor Levíček, 2010.