1 Si fuerit causa inter aliquos, et interpellaverint iudices, quem iustum esse perspexerint, illi iustitiae palmam dabunt; quem impium, condemnabunt impietatis.
2 Sin autem iudex eum, qui peccavit, dignum viderit plagis, prosternet et coram se faciet verberari; pro mensura peccati erit et plagarum modus,
3 ita dumtaxat, ut quadragenarium numerum non excedant, ne ultra percussus plagis multis et foede laceratus ante oculos tuos abeat frater tuus.
4 Non ligabis os bovis terentis in area fruges tuas.
5 Quando habitaverint fratres simul, et unus ex eis absque filio mortuus fuerit, uxor defuncti non nubet foras alteri, sed accipiet eam frater eius uxorem et suscitabit semen fratris sui;
6 et primogenitum ex ea filium nomine illius appellabit, ut non deleatur nomen eius ex Israel.
7 Sin autem noluerit accipere uxorem fratris sui, quae ei lege debetur, perget mulier ad portam civitatis et interpellabit maiores natu dicetque: "Non vult frater viri mei suscitare nomen fratris sui in Israel nec me in coniugium sumere"
8 statimque accersiri eum facient et interrogabunt. Si responderit: "Nolo eam uxorem accipere"
9 accedet mulier ad eum coram senioribus et tollet calceamentum de pede eius spuetque in faciem illius et dicet: "Sic fit homini, qui non aedificat domum fratris sui"
10 Et vocabitur nomen illius in Israel: "Domus discalceati"
11 Si habuerint inter se iurgium viri, et unus contra alterum rixari coeperit, volensque uxor alterius eruere virum suum de manu fortioris, miserit manum et apprehenderit verenda eius,
12 abscides manum illius nec flecteris super eam ulla misericordia.
13 Non habebis in sacculo tuo diversa pondera maius et minus;
14 nec erit in domo tua ephi maius et minus.
15 Pondus habebis iustum et verum, et ephi iustum et verum erit tibi, ut multo vivas tempore super terram, quam Dominus Deus tuus dederit tibi.
16 Abominatur enim Dominus tuus eum, qui facit haec, et aversatur omnem iniustitiam.
17 Memento quae fecerit tibi Amalec in via, quando egrediebaris ex Aegypto;
18 quomodo occurrerit tibi et omnes extremos agminis tui, qui lassi residebant, ceciderit, quando tu eras fame et labore confectus, et non timuerit Deum.
19 Cum ergo Dominus Deus tuus dederit tibi requiem a cunctis per circuitum inimicis tuis in terra, quam tibi daturus est, delebis nomen Amalec sub caelo: cave, ne obliviscaris!
King James Version
1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number.
3 Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.
4 ¶ Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.
5 ¶ If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.
6 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel.
7 And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.
8 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;
9 Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house.
10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.
11 ¶ When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets:
12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.
13 ¶ Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.
14 Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small.
15 But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
16 For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
17 ¶ Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;
18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.
19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.