Deuteronomy 24:1-22, NLT
1“Suppose a man marries a woman but she does not please him. Having discovered something wrong with her, he writes a document of divorce, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house.
5“A newly married man must not be drafted into the army or be given any other official responsibilities. He must be free to spend one year at home, bringing happiness to the wife he has married.
6“It is wrong to take a set of millstones, or even just the upper millstone, as security for a loan, for the owner uses it to make a living.
7“If anyone kidnaps a fellow Israelite and treats him as a slave or sells him, the kidnapper must die. In this way, you will purge the evil from among you.
8“In all cases involving serious skin diseases,*24:8 Traditionally rendered leprosy. The Hebrew word used here can describe various skin diseases. be careful to follow the instructions of the Levitical priests; obey all the commands I have given them.
10“If you lend anything to your neighbor, do not enter his house to pick up the item he is giving as security.
14“Never take advantage of poor and destitute laborers, whether they are fellow Israelites or foreigners living in your towns.
16“Parents must not be put to death for the sins of their children, nor children for the sins of their parents. Those deserving to die must be put to death for their own crimes.
17“True justice must be given to foreigners living among you and to orphans, and you must never accept a widow’s garment as security for her debt.
19“When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don’t go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans, and widows. Then the Lord your God will bless you in all you do.