In this chapter provision is made, I. For the putting away of the guilt of blood from the land, when he that shed it had fled from justice, Deut. 21:1-9. II. For the preserving of the honour of a captive maid, Deut. 21:10-14. III. For the securing of the right of a first-born son, though he were not a favourite, Deut. 21:15-17. IV. For the restraining and punishing of a rebellious son, Deut. 21:18-21. V. For the maintaining of the honour of human bodies, which must not be hanged in chains, but decently buried, even the bodies of the worst malefactors, Deut. 21:22, 23.