Deuteronomy 24:10-16

Note: small structures that point up the equity of the law.

A. 10 When thou dost lend thy brother any thing,

B. thou shalt not go into his house  to fetch his pledge.

C. 11 Thou shalt stand abroad,

A’. and the man to whom thou dost lend

B’. shall bring out the pledge

C’. abroad unto thee.

A. 12 And if the man be poor [only has the one garment],

B. thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:

B’. 13 In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down,

A’. that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy God.

A. 14 Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant

B. that is poor and needy,whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:

C. 15 At his day thou shalt give him his hire,

C’. neither shall the sun go down upon it;

B’. for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it:

A’. lest he cry against thee unto the LORD,  and it be sin unto thee.

A. 16 The fathers

B. shall not be put to death

C. for the children,

C’. neither shall the children

B’. be put to death

A’. for the fathers:

A. every man

B. shall be put to death

A’. for his own sin.

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