Deuteronomy 24:1-7

A. (first husband) 1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

B.(marriage permitted)  2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife.

A’. (second husband) 3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;

B’. (marriage not permitted) 4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

A. 5 When a man hath taken a new wife,

B. he shall not go out to war,

C. neither shall he be charged with any business:

C’. but he shall be free

B’. at home one year,

A’. and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

A. 6 No man shall take [ to pledge:]

B. the nether or the upper millstone [to pledge]

B’. for he taketh a man’s life

A’. to pledge.

A. 7 If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel,

B. and maketh merchandise of him,

B’. or selleth him;

A’. then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you.

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