If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.(A)

Do not take a pair of millstones—not even the upper one—as security for a debt, because that would be taking a person’s livelihood as security.(B)

If someone is caught kidnapping a fellow Israelite and treating or selling them as a slave, the kidnapper must die.(C) You must purge the evil from among you.(D)

In cases of defiling skin diseases,[a] be very careful to do exactly as the Levitical(E) priests instruct you. You must follow carefully what I have commanded them.(F) Remember what the Lord your God did to Miriam along the way after you came out of Egypt.(G)

10 When you make a loan of any kind to your neighbor, do not go into their house to get what is offered to you as a pledge.(H) 11 Stay outside and let the neighbor to whom you are making the loan bring the pledge out to you. 12 If the neighbor is poor, do not go to sleep with their pledge(I) in your possession. 13 Return their cloak by sunset(J) so that your neighbor may sleep in it.(K) Then they will thank you, and it will be regarded as a righteous act in the sight of the Lord your God.(L)

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  1. Deuteronomy 24:8 The Hebrew word for defiling skin diseases, traditionally translated “leprosy,” was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

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