25:1 If there shall be a controversy between men, and they come
to judgment, that [the judges] may judge them; then they shall
justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
25:2 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
25:3 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 to thee.
25:4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out [the
25:5 If brethren shall dwell together, and one of them shall die
and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without
to a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in to her, and
take her to him for a wife, and perform the duty of a husband's
brother to her.
25:6 And it shall be, [that] the first-born which she beareth,
shall succeed in the name of his brother [who is] dead, that
his name may not become extinct in Israel.
25:7 And if the man shall not like to take his brother's wife,
then let his brother's wife go up to the gate to the elders,
and say, My husband's brother refuseth to raise up to his
brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my
25:8 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to
him: and [if] he shall stand [to it], and say, I like not to
25:9 Then shall his brother's wife come to 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 to
that man that will not build up his brother's house.
25:10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him
that hath his shoe loosed.
25:11 When men strive together one with another, and the wife of
the one draweth near to deliver her husband from the hand of
him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh
him by the secrets:
25:12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thy eye shall not pity
25:13 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and
25:14 Thou shalt not have in thy house divers measures, a great
and a small:
25:15 [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.
25:16 For all that do such things, [and] all that do
unrighteously, [are] an abomination to the LORD thy God.
25:17 Remember what Amalek did to thee by the way, when ye had
come forth from Egypt;
25:18 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.
25:19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given
thee rest from all thy enemies on all sides, 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].