Deuteronomy 22

CLV(i) 1 You shall not see your brother's bull or his flockling or any domestic beast of his wandering away and then obscure yourself from them. You shall restore, yea restore them to your brother. 2 If your brother is neither near to you nor do you know him, then you will gather it to the midst of your household, and it will come to be with you until your brother inquires for it, and you restore it to him. 3 So shall you do with his donkey, so shall you do with his garment, and so shall you do with every loss of your brother which is being lost by him, when you find it. You shall not be able to obscure yourself. 4 You shall not see your brother's donkey or his bull or any domestic beast of his fallen on the road and obscure yourself from them. You shall raise, yea raise them with him. 5 A master's apparel shall neither come to be on a woman, nor shall a master put on a woman's garment, for anyone doing these things is an abhorrence to Yahweh your Elohim. 6 In case a bird's nest should happen to be before you along the road in any tree or on the earth, with chicks or eggs, and the mother brooding over the chicks or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young. 7 You shall let the mother go, yea go, yet the young you may take for yourself that it may be well with you, and you may prolong your days. 8 When you build a new house, then you must make a parapet for your housetop so that you do not bring blood-guilt on your house in case someone falling from it might fall to death. 9 You shall not sow your vineyard dissimilarly lest the full yield shall be holy:both the seed which you are sowing and the yield of the vineyard. 10 You shall not plow with a bull and a donkey together. 11 You shall not put on linsey-woolsey, wool and flax together. 12 Braided cords shall you make for yourself on the four hems of your covering with which you cover yourself. 13 In case a man should take a wife, and he comes in to her, yet then he hates her, 14 charges her with iniquitous words and brings forth a bad name on her and says:I took this woman, and I came near to her and found no evidence of virginity on her, 15 then the father of the maiden and her mother will take and bring forth the maiden's proof of virginity to the elders of the city at the gate. 16 And the maiden's father will say to the elders:I gave my daughter to this man as wife, but he hates her. 17 And behold, he charges her with iniquitous words, saying:I found no evidence of virginity on your daughter. Yet this is the proof of my daughter's virginity; and they will spread the garment before the elders of the city. 18 Then the elders of that city will take the man and flog him, 19 fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give them to the father of the maiden, for he brought forth a bad name on a virgin of Israel. And she shall remain his wife; he cannot dismiss her all his days. 20 Yet if this matter be true and no proof of virginity is found for the maiden, 21 then they will bring forth the maiden to the portal of her father's house, and the men of her city will stone her with stones so that she dies, for she committed decadence in Israel so as to prostitute herself while in her father's house. Thus you will eradicate the evil from among you. 22 In case a man should be found lying with a woman possessed by a possessor, then they must die, indeed both of them, the man who was lying with the woman and the woman. Thus you will eradicate the evil from Israel. 23 In case there should be a maiden, a virgin, who is betrothed to a man, and another man finds her in the city, and he lies with her, 24 then you must bring forth both of them to the gate of that city and stone them with stones so that they die, the maiden on the score that she did not cry for help in the city, and the man on the score that he humiliated the wife of his associate. Thus you will eradicate the evil from among you. 25 Yet if it is in the field that the man should find the maiden who is betrothed, and the man holds her fast and lies with her, then the man who lay with her must die, he alone;" 26 yet to the maiden you shall do nothing. The maiden has no sin deserving death; for as when a man rises against his associate, and he murders his soul, so is this matter. 27 For he found her in the field; the maiden who is betrothed cried for help, and there was no saviour for her. 28 In case a man should find a maiden, a virgin who is not betrothed, and he grasps her and lies with her, and they are found, 29 then the man who is lying with her must give to the maiden's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall become his wife. Inasmuch as he humiliated her he shall not be able to dismiss her all his days. 30 A man shall neither take the wife of his father nor expose the hem of his father.