Bill of Divorcement – Deuteronomy 24

When a man hath taken a wife, and married her,  and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes,  because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him  write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand,  and send her out of his house. Deuteronomy 24:1 

Deuteronomy 24:2 And when she is  departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s  wife. 

Deuteronomy 24:3 And if the latter husband hate her, and  write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand,  and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die,  which took her to be his wife; 

Deuteronomy 24:4 Her former husband,  which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife,  after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the  LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the  LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.  

Deuteronomy 24:5 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go  out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business:  but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up  his wife which he hath taken.  

Deuteronomy 24:6 No man shall take the nether or the upper  millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man’s life to pledge.  

Deuteronomy 24:7 If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of  the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or  selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil  away from among you.  

Deuteronomy 24:8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou  observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests  the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye  shall observe to do. 

Deuteronomy 24:9 Remember what the LORD thy  God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come  forth out of Egypt.  

Deuteronomy 24:10 When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou  shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge. 

Deuteronomy 24:11 Thou  shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend  shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee. 

Deuteronomy 24:12 And if  the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:  

Deuteronomy 24:13 In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again  when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own  raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto  thee before the LORD thy God.  

Deuteronomy 24:14 Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is  poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy  strangers that are in thy land within thy gates: 

Deuteronomy 24:15 At  his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun  go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon  it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto  thee. 

Deuteronomy 24:16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the  children, neither shall the children be put to death for the  fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.  

Deuteronomy 24:17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the  stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment  to pledge: 

Deuteronomy 24:18 But thou shalt remember that thou wast a  bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee  thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.  

Deuteronomy 24:19 When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy  field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go  again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the  fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may  bless thee in all the work of thine hands. 

Deuteronomy 24:20 When  thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the  boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless,  and for the widow. 

Deuteronomy 24:21 When thou gatherest the grapes  of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall  be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.   

Deuteronomy 24:22 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman  in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this  thing.  KJV

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