Chapter 22

The laws of this chapter provide, I. For the preservation of charity and good neighbourship, in the care of strayed or fallen cattle, Deut. 22:1-4. II. For the preservation of order and distinction, that men and women should not wear one another’s clothes (Deut. 22:5), and that other needless mixtures should be avoided, Deut. 22:9-11. III. For the preservation of birds, Deut. 22:6, 7. IV. Of life, Deut. 22:8. V. Of the commandments, Deut. 22:12. VI. Of the reputation of a wife abused, if she were innocent (Deut. 22:13-19), but for her punishment if guilty, Deut. 22:20, 21. VII. For the preservation of the chastity of wives, Deut. 22:22. Virgins betrothed (Deut. 22:23-27), or not betrothed, Deut. 22:28, 29. And, lastly, against incest, Deut. 22:30.