Deuteronomy 22

1 “You shalt not see your brother’s ox or his sheep go astray, and hide yourself from them; you shalt in any case bring them again unto your brother.

2 And if your brother be not near unto you, or if you know him not, then you shalt bring it unto your own house, and it shall be with you until your brother seek after it, and you shalt restore it to him again.

3 In like manner shalt you do with his ass; and so shalt you do with his raiment; and with all lost thing of your brother’s, which he hath lost, and you have found, shalt you do likewise; you mayest not hide yourself.

4 You shalt not see your brother’s ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide yourself from them; you shalt surely help him to lift them up again.

5 The 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 יהוה your God (Elohim).

6 If a bird’s nest chance to be before you 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, you shalt not take the dam with the young;

7 But you shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to you; that it may be well with you, and that you mayest prolong your days.

8 When you buildest a new house, then you shalt make a battlement for your roof, that you bring not blood upon your house, if any man falls from thence.

9 You shalt not sow your vineyard with divers seeds, lest the fruit of your seed which you have sown, and the fruit of your vineyard, be defiled.

10 You shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together.

11 You shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.

12 You shalt make you fringes upon the four quarters of your vesture, wherewith you coverest yourself.

13 If any man takes a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her,

14 And give 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 virgin,’

15 Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel’s virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate.

16 And the damsel’s father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her;

17 And, behold, he hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not your daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.

18 And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him;

19 And they shall fine him in a hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Yisrael; and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.

20 But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel;

21 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she dies, because she hath wrought folly in Yisrael, to play the whore in her father’s house; so shalt you put evil away from among you.

22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt you put away evil from Yisrael.

23 If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto a husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;

24 Then you shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and you shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife; so you shalt put away evil from among you.

25 But if a man finds a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her; then the man only that lay with her shall die;

26 But unto the damsel you 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 is this matter;

27 For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.

28 If a man finds a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;

29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

30 A man shall not take his father’s wife, nor discover his father’s skirt.”