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.
E. C. Marsh
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1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: By this God does not approve light divorcement, but permits it to avoid further inconvenience; (Mat_19:7). then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give [it] in her hand, and send her out of his house.
2 And when she is departed out of his house, & gone her way, and marrie with an other man,
3 And if the latter husband hate her, & write her a letter of diuorcement, & put it in her hand, and send her out of his house, or if the latter man die which tooke her to wife:
4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is Seeing that by divorcing her he judged her to be unclean and defiled. defiled; for that [is] abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance.
5 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, That they might learn to know one another's conditions, and so afterward live in godly peace. neither shall he be charged with any business: [but] he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.
6 No man shall take the nether or the upper Not anything by which a man gets his living. millstone to pledge: for he taketh [a man's] life to pledge.
7 If any man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh marchandise of him, or selleth him, that thiefe shal die: so shalt thou put euil away from among you.
8 Take heede of the plague of leprosie, that thou obserue diligently, and doe according to all that the Priestes of the Leuites shall teach you: take heede ye doe as I commanded them.
9 Remember what the Lord thy God did vnto Miriam by the way after that ye were come out of Egypt.
10 When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go As though you would appoint what to have, but shall receive what be may spare. into his house to fetch his pledge.
11 But thou shalt stand without, and the man that borowed it of thee, shall bring the pledge out of the doores vnto thee.
12 Furthermore if it be a poore body, thou shalt not sleepe with his pledge,
13 In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto thee Though he would be unthankful, yet God will not forget it. before the LORD thy God.
14 Thou shalt not oppresse an hyred seruant that is needie and poore, neyther of thy brethren, nor of the stranger that is in thy land within thy gates.
15 Thou shalt giue him his hire for his day, neither shall the sunne goe downe vpon it: for he is poore, and therewith susteineth his life: lest he crye against thee vnto the Lorde, and it be sinne vnto thee.
16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children put to death for the fathers, but euery man shalbe put to death for his owne sinne.
17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the Because the world valued these people least, therefore God has most care over them. stranger, [nor] of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge:
18 But remember that thou wast a seruant in Egypt, and howe the Lorde thy God deliuered thee thence. Therefore I commaund thee to doe this thing.
19 When thou cuttest downe thine haruest in thy fielde, and hast forgotten a sheafe in the fielde, thou shalt not goe againe to fet it, but it shalbe for the stranger, for the fatherles, & for the widowe: that the Lorde thy God may blesse thee in all the workes of thine hands.
20 When thou beatest thine oliue tree, thou shalt not goe ouer the boughes againe, but it shalbe for the stranger, for the fatherlesse, and for the widowe.
21 When thou gatherest thy vineyard, thou shalt not gather the grapes cleane after thee, but they shalbe for the stranger, for the fatherlesse, and for the widowe.
22 And thou shalt remember that thou wast God judged them not mindful of his beasts, unless they were beneficial to others. a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.Presented by The Common Man's Prospective. Copyright© 1999-2012 Ernest C. Marsh