1 If there is a dispute between men, and they come to court, that the judges may judge
them, and they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked,
2 then it shall be, if the wicked man deserves to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him
to lie prostrate and be beaten in his presence, according to his guilt, by number.
3 He may beat him forty times and no more, lest he should exceed this and beat him with
many stripes above these, and your brother be degraded in your eyes.
4 You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.
5 If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the widow of the dead
man shall not be married to a strange man outside the family; her husband's brother shall
go in to her, take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her.
6 And it shall be that the firstborn son which she bears shall succeed to the name of his
dead brother, that his name not be blotted out of 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 raise up a name to
his brother in Israel; he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.
8 If after the elders of his city have summoned him and spoken to him, he has stood firm
and said, I do not desire to take her,
9 then his brother's wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, remove his
sandal from his foot, spit in his face, and answer and say, So shall it be done to the man
who will not build up the house of his brother.
10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him who had his sandal removed.
11 If two men strive with one another, and the wife of one draws near to rescue her
husband from the hand of the one striking him, and puts out her hand and grabs him by the
12 then you shall cut off her hand; your eye shall not pity.
13 You shall not have in your bag a stone and a stone weight, a great and small.
14 You shall not have in your house an ephah and ephah, a large and small.
15 You shall have perfect and just weight stones, a perfect and just ephah; that your days
may be prolonged in the land which Jehovah your God is giving to you.
16 For all who do such things, all who do unrighteously, are an abomination unto Jehovah
17 Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming forth out of Egypt,
18 how he met you on the way and attacked your rear, all the feeble ones following at the
rear, when you were exhausted and weary; and he did not fear God.
19 Therefore it shall be, when Jehovah your God has given you rest from your enemies all
around, in the land which Jehovah your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance, that
you shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under the heavens. You shall not