The Geneva Bible 1587 Edition
one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into the English language,
preceding the King James translation by 51 years.
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1 Thou shalt not see thy brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and As though your did not see it. hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother.
2 And if thy brother [be] not Showing that brotherly affection must be shown, not only to those who dwell near to us, but also to those who are far off. nigh unto thee, or if thou know him not, then thou shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee until thy brother seek after it, and thou shalt restore it to him again.
3 In like manner shalt thou do with his You are bound to do much more for your neighbour. ass; and so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother's, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself.
4 Thou shalt not see thy brothers asse nor his oxe fal downe by the way, and withdrawe thy selfe from them, but shalt lift them vp with him.
5 The For that alters the order of nature, and shows that you despise God. woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God.
6 If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, [whether they be] young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, If God detests cruelty done to little birds, how much more to man, made according to his image? thou shalt not take the dam with the young:
7 But shalt in any wise let the damme go, & take the yong to thee, that thou mayest prosper and prolong thy dayes.
8 When thou buildest a newe house, thou shalt make a battlemet on thy roofe, that thou lay not blood vpo thine house, if any man fal thence.
9 Thou shalt not The tenor of this law is to walk in simplicity and not to be curious about new fads. sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled.
10 Thou shalt not plow with an oxe and an asse together.
11 Thou shalt not weare a garment of diuers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.
12 Thou shalt make thee fringes vpon the foure quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou couerest thy selfe.
13 If a man take a wife, and when he hath lyen with her, hate her,
14 And give That is, be an occasion that she is slandered. occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid:
15 Then shal the father of the mayde and her mother take and bring the signes of the maydes virginitie vnto the Elders of the citie to the gate.
16 And the maydes father shall say vnto the Elders, I gaue my daughter vnto this man to wife, and he hateth her:
17 And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech [against her], saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these [are the tokens of] my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the Meaning, the sheet, in which the signs of her virginity were. cloth before the elders of the city.
18 Then the Elders of the citie shal take that man and chastise him,
19 And they shall amerce him in an hundred [shekels] of silver, and give [them] unto the father For the fault of the child becomes the shame of the parents: therefore he was recompensed when she was faultless. of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.
20 But if this thing be true, that the mayde be not found a virgine,
21 Then shall they bring forth the mayde to the doore of her fathers house, & the men of her citie shal stone her with stones to death: for shee hath wrought follie in Israel, by playing ye whore in her fathers house: so thou shalt put euill away from among you.
22 If a man be found lying with a woman marryed to a man, then they shall dye euen both twaine: to wit, the man that lay with the wife, & the wife: so thou shalt put away euil from Israel.
23 If a maid be betrothed vnto an husband, & a man finde her in the towne & lye with her,
24 Then shall yee bring them both out vnto the gates of the same citie, and shall stone them with stones to death: the mayde because she cried not, being in the citie, & the man, because he hath humbled his neighbours wife: so thou shalt put away euill from among you.
25 But if a man finde a betrothed mayde in the field, and force her, and lye with her, then the man that lay with her, shal dye alone:
26 But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; [there is] in the damsel no sin [worthy] of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so Meaning, that the innocent cannot be punished. [is] this matter:
27 For he found her in the fieldes: the betrothed mayde cryed, and there was no man to succour her.
28 If a man finde a mayde that is not betrothed, and take her, and lye with her, and they be founde,
29 Then the man that lay with her, shall giue vnto the maydes father fiftie shekels of siluer: and she shalbe his wife, because he hath humbled her: he can not put her away all his life.
30 A man shall not He shall not lie with his stepmother, meaning by this all other variations forbidden in (Lev. 18:1-30). take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.Presented by The Common Man's Prospective. Copyright© 1999-2012 Ernest C. Marsh