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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. 2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife. 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; 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. 5 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken. 6 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge. 7 If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you. 8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye shall observe to do. 9 Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt. 10 When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge. 11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee. 12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge: 13 In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy God. 14 Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates: 15 At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee. 16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin. 17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge: 18 But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing. 19 When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands. 20 When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 21 When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 22 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

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1 angela h = "When a man got married, he had a year long honeymoon."
2 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "The Torah forbids us to take another person's means of survival as collateral. In those days, a millstone was needed to grind wheat in order to make flour to bake bread. Today, we could not take a persons refrigerator, stove, etc. or any other item which is considered necessary for sustaining basic life as collateral. This moral law is still followed today by Jews around the world and has even found its way into the Laws of the United States which protect basic human rights."
3 angela h = "No one will stand with you in the judgement. We must all answer for ourselves and no one else."
4 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "According to Judaism, this is a clear refutation of the doctrines of "Original Sin" and the "Transfer of sin". The Hebrew scriptures are clear that the children can't be blamed for the sins of the father. Because of Adam's sin, God doesn't blame me, Yaakov. How can god hold me accountable for something that happened 6,000 years ago? This is why all throughout the Bible [Jeremiah 31:30, 2 Kings 14:6, Isaiah 3:11, Ezekiel 18:4, Ezekiel 18:20, Deuteronomy 24:16] God tells us that each of us is responsible for our own sin. No one else can magically take away my sins, however if I repent and ask God to forgive my iniquity, he will wipe the slate clean [Isaiah 1:18, Isaiah 43:25, Isaiah 44:22, Ezekiel 18:27, Ezekiel 33:16] Amen."
5 Sarah R = "Out of curiosity, how do you reconcile this verse, and the others you listed, with Ex. 20:5-6, 34:6-7, Dt 5:9, which state, "for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me"?"
6 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "It's very simple, because you failed to complete the entire verse. The entire scripture says:You shall neither prostrate yourself before them nor worship them, for I, the Lord, your God, am a zealous God, Who visits the iniquity of the fathers [idolatrous practices, as stated above] upon the sons, upon the third and the fourth generation of those who hate Me.In other words, people that worship false gods place His anger upon their children to the third and fourth generation "of those that hate him", meaning the idolaters. When parents teach their children to worship false gods, they knowingly place their children in God's wrath. Notice it doesn't say that God spiritually kills them or gives them eternal damnation, it says that God visits the iniquity to the 3rd and 4th generation meaning he holds them accountable because they will also follow in the footsteps of their parents and they should have had enough common sense to reject such idolatrous practices.In addition, what happens after the 3rd and 4th generations? It is clear from here that God no longer visits the iniquity on the children and this is because usually after a few generations the idolatrous practices cease to exist in the family. Think about this for a moment, what denomination of Christianity are you? What denomination of Christianity were your parents and grandparents? Are you the same denomination as they were for the past 3 to 4 generations?So we see clearly from the verses in both Exodus and Deuteronomy that this applies only to idolaters where God visits the iniquity on the children and it's because of what they are taught and trained by their parents. For He is a jealous God and giving praise to a Jewish man named Jesus and thanking the "Son" for everything and ignoring the "Father" is exactly what he is referring to. You honor the Prince yet ignore the King..."
7 Sarah R = "Interesting.I would note that many people seem to misunderstand what Christians believe and think that somehow we worship two or three different gods, or Jesus instead of God, or, as you put it, the "prince instead of the king." Jesus said, "He who has seen me has seen the Father" (Jn 14:9). As Christians believe Jesus is God, the God of Abraham, the God of the OT, then worshiping Jesus, as the disciples did, is worshiping God. God the Father and God the Son are One. If we were just worshiping some random man, then yes, I would agree, that would be blasphemy and idolatry. But thanks be to God, who in His great mercy and love, the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory (see Jn 1:14). "
8 angela h = "Here again, we see God making provision for the poor and hungry. God expects us to be compassionate to the less fortunate."