1 When there is a dispute between two persons, let them go to the judges. These will declare who is righteous and who is guilty. 2 If he deserves flogging, the judge shall make him fall down on the ground in his presence and shall have him flogged with the num ber of stripes in proportion to his sin. 3 You may give him forty stripes—not more—otherwise, the punishment would be too much and your brother would be dishonored in your eyes.
4 Do not muzzle an ox when it threshes the grain.
5 If two brothers live together and one of them dies without any child, the wife of the dead man shall not marry anyone other than the brother of her husband. He shall take her as his wife and shall give offspring to his brother. 6 The first son she bears will perpetuate the name and the family of the dead. In this way his name shall not be wiped out of Israel.
7 If the brother-in-law refuses to take her for his wife, she shall present herself at the city gates and say to the elders, “My brother-in-law refuses to perpetuate his brother’s name in Israel. He does not want to perform his duty as brother-in-law in my favor.”
8 Then the judges shall call this man and speak to him. If he persists and says: “I do not want to take her for my wife,” 9 his sister-in-law shall go up to him and in the presence of the judges remove his sandal from his foot, spit in his face and say these words, “So shall it be done to the man who does not perpetuate the name of his brother.” 10 His family shall be called in Israel “the house of the barefooted one.”
11 If two men fight with each other and the wife of one draws near to save her husband from the blows of the other, extends her hand and grasps him by the testicles, 12 you shall cut off the woman’s hand without pity.
13 You shall not keep in your bag two weights, one heavier and the other lighter, 14 nor shall you have in your house a large measure and a small one. 15 You shall have a full and exact weight, and an equally just and exact measure, that you may lengthen your days in the land which Yahweh, your God, gives you. 16 Because Yahweh hates him who does such things and any kind of injustice.
17 Remember what Amalek did to you when you were on the road, coming out of Egypt. 18 He went out to meet you on the way and when you were weak and tired attacked all who were left behind. He had no fear of God. 19 Therefore, when Yahweh, your God, after subduing all your enemies around you, has given you rest in the land which he gives you, you shall wipe out the remembrance of Amalek from under the heavens. Do not forget.