Deuteronomy: Chapter 25 (1534)

The boke of Deuteronomium. The .xxv. Chapter.

  1. When there is strife betwene men, let the come vnto the lawe, and let the iudges iustifie the rightuous and condemne the trespeaser.
  2. And yf the trespeaser be worthy of strypes, then let the iudge cause to take him doune and to bete him before his face accordynge to his trespace, vnto a certayne numbre
  3. .xl. stirpes he shall geue him and not passe: lest yf he shulde exceade and beate him aboue that with many stripes, thi brother shuld appere vngodly before thyne eyes.
  4. Thou shalt not mosell the oxe that treadeth out the corne.
  5. When brethern dwell together and one of them dye ad haue no childe, the wyfe of the deed shall not be geuen out vnto a straunger: but hir brotherlawe shall goo in vnto her and take her to wife and marie her.
  6. And the eldest sonne which she beareth, shall stonde vp in the name of his brother which is deed, that his name be not put out in Israel.
  7. But and yf the man will not take his systerlawe, then let her goo to the gate vnto the elders and saye: My brotherlawe refuseth to sterre vpp vnto his brother a name in Israel, he will not marie me.
  8. Then let the elders of his citie call vnto him and comen with him. Yf he stonde and saye: I will not take her,
  9. then let his systerlawe goo vnto him in the presence of the elders and loose his showe of his fote and spytt in his face and answere and saye. So shall it be done vnto that man that will not bylde his brothers housse.
  10. And his name shalbe called in Israel, the vnshoed housse.
  11. Yf when men stryue together, one with another, the wife of the one rune to, for to ryd hyr husbonde out of the handes of him that smyteth him and put forth hir hande and take him by the secrettes:
  12. cutt of hir hande, and let not thine eye pitie her.
  13. Thou shalt not haue in thy bagge two maner weyghtes, a greate and a small:
  14. nether shalt thou haue in thine house dyuerse measures, a great ad a small.
  15. But thou shalt haue a perfect ad a iust measure: that thy dayes maye be lengthed in the londe whiche the Lorde thy God geueth the,
  16. For all that do soche thinges ad all that doo vnright, are abhominacion vnto the Lorde thy God.
  17. Remembre what Amalech dyd vnto the by the waye after thou camest out of Egipte,
  18. he mett the by the waye and smote the hynmost of you, all that were ouer laboured and dragged by hynde, when thou wast faynted and werye, and he feared not God.
  19. Therfore when the Lorde thy God hath geuen the rest from all thyne enemyes rounde aboute, in the londe whiche the Lorde thy God geueth the to enheret and possesse: se that thou put out the name of Amalech from vnder heauen, ad forget not.
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