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Deuteronomy 24

(24:1-4)
If a man marries a woman and later finds "some uncleanness in her," he can divorce her and kick her out of his house. If another man marries her and then dies, the first husband cannot marry her again. "For that is an abomination before the Lord."
What the Bible says about marriage and divorce
Is divorce ever permissible?
Is it OK for a divorced woman to remarry?

(24:1) "When a man hath taken a wife ... and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement."

(24:2) "When she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife."

(24:3) "And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement."

(24:4) "Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD."

24:1 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: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.
24:2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife.
24:3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;
24:4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is 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.
24:5 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, 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.
24:6 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge.
24:7 If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you. (24:7) "If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die."
Those who steal slaves and sell them must be executed.
Does God approve of slavery?
24:8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye shall observe to do.
24:9 Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt. (24:9) "Remember what the Lord thy God did unto Miriam."
He struck her with leprosy for rightly accusing Moses of breaking God's laws regarding marriage (Numbers 12:10).

(24:14-15) Do not oppress the poor, whether they be slaves, neighbors, or strangers. (Does this mean we can't own slaves?)
Does God approve of slavery?

(25:14) "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers."

(24:15) "At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it."

(24:16) "The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin."
Are we punished for the sins of others?

(24:17-21)
"It shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow."
Be kind to widows, orphans, fatherless children and strangers. Share whatever you have with them.
How should strangers be treated?

(24:17) "Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge."

(24:19) " When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow."

(24:20) "When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow."

(24:21) "When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow."

24:10 When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.
24:11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee.
24:12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:
24:13 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 before the LORD thy God.
24:14 Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:
24:15 At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.
24:16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
24:17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge:
24:18 But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.
24:19 When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.
24:20 When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
24:21 When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
24:22 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

If you take a wife, and you find some uncleanness in her, divorce her and kick her out of your house.
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: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. 24:1

A divorced wife may marry another man, but if her new husband divorces her because he hates her too (or if he dies), then her former husband must not remarry her.
And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife. And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD. 24:2-4

When a man takes a new wife, he shall not do any business; he shall be free for one year to cheer up his new wife.
When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not ... be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken. 22:5

Men who have recently married, shall not fight in wars.
When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war ... but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken. 22:5

Don't take a man's millstone as collateral in a loan.
No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge. 24:6

Kill anyone who steals someone with the intention of selling that person as a slave.
If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die. 24:7

If you get leprosy, do whatever the priests tell you to do.
Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye shall observe to do. 24:8

Remember what God did to Miriam.
Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt. 24:9

If you lend someone something, don't go into their house to collect the collateral. Ask them to bring it out to you.
When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge. Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee. 24:10-11

If you loan money to your neighbor and take his clothes as collateral, return them before sundown.
If the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge: 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 before the LORD thy God. 24:12-13

Don't oppress the poor and afflicted.
Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates. 24:14

Pay your workers at the end of each working day.
At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it. 24:15

Don't kill fathers for things their children did, and vice versa.
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin. 24:16

Don't pervert the judgment of strangers.
Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger. 24:17a

Don't pervert the judgment of fatherless children.
Thou shalt not pervert the judgment ... of the fatherless. 24:17

Don't take a widow's clothing for collateral in a loan.
Thou shalt not ... take a widow's raiment to pledge. 24:17b

If you forget to harvest some of your field, leave it for strangers, fatherless children, and widows.
When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 24:19

Only beat your olive trees once.
When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 24:20

After you pick your grapes, don't pick the ones you missed.
When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 24:21

Remember that you were a slave in Egypt.
And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt. 24:22

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