12 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘If any man’s wife (A)goes astray and is unfaithful to him,

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28 But if the woman has not defiled herself and is clean, she will then be free and conceive [a]children.

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 5:28 Lit seed

Laws on Morality

13 (A)If any man takes a wife and goes in to her and then [a]turns against her, 14 and charges her with shameful deeds and [b]publicly defames her, and says, ‘I took this woman, but when I came near her, I did not find her a virgin,’ 15 then the girl’s father and her mother shall take and bring out the evidence of the girl’s virginity to the elders of the city at the gate. 16 The girl’s father shall say to the elders, ‘I gave my daughter to this man for a wife, but he [c]turned against her; 17 and behold, he has charged her with shameful deeds, saying, “I did not find your daughter a virgin.” But [d]this is the evidence of my daughter’s virginity.’ And they shall spread the garment before the elders of the city. 18 So (B)the elders of that city shall take the man and chastise him, 19 and they shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give it to the girl’s father, because he [e]publicly defamed a virgin of Israel. And she shall remain his wife; he cannot [f]divorce her all his days.

20 “But if this [g](C)charge is true, that the girl was not found a virgin, 21 then they shall bring out the girl to the doorway of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her [h]to death because she has (D)committed an act of folly in Israel by playing the harlot in her father’s house; thus (E)you shall purge the evil from among you.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 22:13 Lit hates her
  2. Deuteronomy 22:14 Lit causes an evil name to go out against her
  3. Deuteronomy 22:16 Lit hated her
  4. Deuteronomy 22:17 Lit these are
  5. Deuteronomy 22:19 Lit caused an evil name to go out against a virgin
  6. Deuteronomy 22:19 Lit send her away
  7. Deuteronomy 22:20 Lit matter
  8. Deuteronomy 22:21 Lit with stones so that she dies

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