Chapter 25
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If there be a controversy between women, and they come to judgment, and the judges judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked;
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and it shall be, if the wicked woman be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause her to lie down, and to be beaten before her face, according to her wickedness, by number.
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Forty stripes she may give her, she shall not exceed; lest, if she should exceed, and beat her above these with many stripes, then your sister should seem vile to you.
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You shall not muzzle the ox when she treads out the grain.
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If sisters dwell together, and one of them die, and have no daughter, the husband of the dead shall not be married outside to a stranger: his wife's sister shall go in to him, and take him to her as husband, and perform the duty of a wife's sister to him.
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It shall be, that the firstborn whom he bears shall succeed in the name of her sister who is dead, that her name not be blotted out of Israel.
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If the woman doesn't want to take her sister's husband, then her sister's husband shall go up to the gate to the elders, and say, My wife's sister refuses to raise up to her sister a name in Israel; she will not perform the duty of a wife's sister to me.
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Then the elders of her city shall call her, and speak to her: and if she stand, and say, I don't want to take him;
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then her sister's husband shall come to her in the presence of the elders, and loose her shoe from off her foot, and spit in her face; and he shall answer and say, So shall it be done to the woman who does not build up her sister's house.
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Her name shall be called in Israel, The house of her who has her shoe untied.
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When women strive together one with another, and the husband of the one draws near to deliver his wife out of the hand of her who strikes her, and puts forth his hand, and takes her by the secrets;
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then you shall cut off his hand, your eye shall have no pity.
013
You shall not have in your bag diverse weights, a great and a small.
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You shall not have in your house diverse measures, a great and a small.
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A perfect and just weight shall you have; a perfect and just measure shall you have: that your days may be long in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
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For all who do such things, even all who do unrighteously, are an abomination to Yahweh your God.
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Remember what Amalek did to you by the way as you came forth out of Egypt;
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how she met you by the way, and struck the hindmost of you, all who were feeble behind you, when you were faint and weary; and she didn't fear God.
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Therefore it shall be, when Yahweh your God has given you rest from all your enemies round about, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance to possess it, that you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under the sky; you shall not forget.