Difficult Cases

“If a case is too difficult for you—concerning bloodshed,(A) lawsuits,(B) or assaults(C)—cases disputed at your city gates,(D) then go up to the place the Lord your God chooses.

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Law Courts

If cases come before your courts that are too difficult for you to judge(A)—whether bloodshed, lawsuits or assaults(B)—take them to the place the Lord your God will choose.(C)

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15 the young woman’s father and mother will take the evidence of her virginity and bring it to the city elders at the city gate.(A)

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15 then the young woman’s father and mother shall bring to the town elders at the gate(A) proof that she was a virgin.

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But if the man doesn’t want to marry his sister-in-law, she is to go to the elders at the city gate(A) and say, ‘My brother-in-law refuses to preserve his brother’s name in Israel. He isn’t willing to perform the duty of a brother-in-law for me.’

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However, if a man does not want to marry his brother’s wife,(A) she shall go to the elders at the town gate(B) and say, “My husband’s brother refuses to carry on his brother’s name in Israel. He will not fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to me.”(C)

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