katapi New Study Bible - select-a-version

<< >> katapi HOME New English Bible - OLD TESTAMENT | about Deuteronomy | NEB: contents | by passage | with passage selection | search---> | GO TO highlighted passage ↓| in verses | select-|2|-versions | notes

Deuteronomy: 25

1When two men go to law and present themselves for judgement, the judges shall try the case; they shall acquit the innocent and condemn the guilty. 2If the guilty man is sentenced to be flogged, the judge shall cause him to lie down and be beaten in his presence; the number of strokes shall correspond to the gravity of the offence. 3They may give him forty strokes, but not more; otherwise, if they go further and exceed this number, your fellow-countryman will have been publicly degraded.

4You shall not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the corn.

Duty to a dead brother.  Dt.25.5-10

5When brothers live together and one of them dies without leaving a son, his widow shall not marry outside the family. Her husband's brother shall have intercourse with her; he shall take her in marriage and do his duty by her as her husband's brother. 6The first son she bears shall perpetuate the dead brother's name so that it may not be blotted out from Israel. 7But if the man is unwilling to take his brother's wife, she shall go to the elders at the town gate and say, 'My husband's brother refuses to perpetuate his brother's name in Israel; he will not do his duty by me.' 8At this the elders of the town shall summon him and reason with him. If he still stands his ground and says, 'I will not take her', 9his brother's widow shall go up to him in the presence of the elders; she shall pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face and declare: 'Thus we requite the man who will not build up his brother's family.' 10His family shall be known in Israel as the House of the Unsandalled Man.'

Other incidental laws.  Dt.25.11-14

11When two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes near to drag her husband clear of his opponent, if she puts out her hand and catches hold of the man's genitals, 12you shall cut off her hand and show her no mercy.

13You shall not have unequal weights in your bag, one heavy, the other light. 14You shall not have unequal measures in your house, one large, the other small. 15You shall have true and correct weights and true and correct measures, so that you may live long in the land which the LORD your God is giving you. 16All who commit these offences, all who deal dishonestly, are abominable to the LORD.

The fate of the Amalekites.  Dt.25.17-19

17Remember what the Amalekites did to you on your way out of Egypt, 18how they met you on the road when you were faint and weary and cut off your rear, which was lagging behind exhausted: they showed no fear of God. 19When the LORD your God gives you peace from your enemies on every side, in the land which he is giving you to occupy as your patrimony, you shall not fail to blot out the memory of the Amalekites from under heaven.


<< | Deut:25 | >>

Notes: This webpage enables you to select-a-version from the Bible versions held on the katapi bible database.
This page displays the New English Bible as flowing text.
The katapi New Study Bible reference section has been incorporated into the page as follows: Links to parallel passages show below passage headings. Links to Old Testament quotations in New Testament verses show after the verse number.
Quotations of OT passages by NT authors can in most cases be viewed within their context of the OT passage as a whole, with the quoted text displayed, against a subdued background.
Any mismatches, truncated verses, other mistakes ? Please e-mail me. © this page layout: Paul Ingram 2012.