1 »When a man marries a woman and later decides he does not love her because he found something he does not like about her he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out from his house.
2 »She leaves his house and becomes another man's wife.
3 »If the latter husband turns against her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her to be his wife,
4 »her former husband who sent her away is not allowed to take her again to be his wife. She has been defiled. That is an abomination before Jehovah, and you shall not bring sin on the land Jehovah your God gives you as an inheritance.
5 »A newly married man must not be drafted into the army or charged with any duty. He shall be free at home one year and shall give happiness to the wife he has married.
6 »Do not take a hand mill or an upper millstone as security for a debt. That would be taking away a mans livelihood.
7 »If a man is caught kidnapping any of his brothers of the sons of Israel, and he deals with him violently or sells him, the thief shall die. You will purge the evil from among you.
8 »Stay away from the infection of leprosy. Diligently observe and do according to all that the Levitical priests teach you. I have commanded them, so be careful to obey.
9 »Remember what Jehovah your God did to Miriam on the road out of Egypt.
10 »When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort do not go into his house and repossess the security.
11 »Remain outside, and the man to whom you make the loan must bring the pledged security out to you.
12 »If he is a poor man, do not keep the pledged security over night.
13 »Return the pledge to him before the sun goes down. He will have his pledged item and he may sleep. He will bless you. And it will be righteousness for you before Jehovah your God.
14 »Do not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns.
15 »Pay him his wages on the workday day before the sunsets. He is poor and sets his heart on it. He will not complain against you to Jehovah and it becomes your sin.
16 »Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers. Everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.
17 »Do not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan. Do not take a widow's garment in pledge.
18 »Remember that you were slaves in Egypt, and that Jehovah your God redeemed you from there. I therefore command you to do this.
19 »When you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it. It shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow, in order that Jehovah your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
20 »When you beat the olives from your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs again. It shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow.
21 »When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not go over it again. It shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow.
22 »You must remember that you were slaves in the land of Egypt. I am commanding you to do this.