Deuteronomy Chapter 22
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2 And if thy brother be not nigh unto thee, or if thou know him not, then thou shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee until thy brother seek after it, and thou shalt restore it to him again.
3 In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother's, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself.
6 If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:
17 And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.
19 And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.
21 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.
24 Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.
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Matthew Henry's Deuteronomy Chapter 22 Bible commentary...
Of humanity towards brethren. (1-4) Various precepts. (5-12) Against impurity. (13-30)1-4 If we duly regard the golden rule of "doing to others as we would they should do unto us," many particular precepts might be omitted. We can have no property in any thing that we find. Religion teaches us to be neighbourly, and to be ready to do all good offices to all men. We know not how soon we may have occasion for help.
5-12 God's providence extends itself to the smallest affairs, and his precepts do so, that even in them we may be in the fear of the Lord, as we are under his eye and care. Yet the tendency of these laws, which seem little, is such, that being found among the things of God's law, they are to be accounted great things. If we would prove ourselves to be God's people, we must have respect to his will and to his glory, and not to the vain fashions of the world. Even in putting on our garments, as in eating or in drinking, all must be done with a serious regard to preserve our own and others' purity in heart and actions. Our eye should be single, our heart simple, and our behaviour all of a piece.
13-30 These and the like regulations might be needful then, and yet it is not necessary that we should curiously examine respecting them. The laws relate to the seventh commandment, laying a restraint upon fleshly lusts which war against the soul.
George's Deuteronomy Chapter 22 comment about verse 5 on 5/18/2013, 3:43am...
Please kindly enlighten me more about the name Joan. Where can it be found in the bible. I have a new born baby girl and I am suggesting that name for her. I really need your assistance on this. Kindly treat as urgent.
RICHARD WALTON's Deuteronomy Chapter 22 comment on 4/19/2013, 9:31am...
Is it wrong therefore to wear a kilt as men in SCotland do
AJ's Deuteronomy Chapter 22 comment about verse 5 on 3/12/2013, 12:03pm...
We need to have these discussions, because there are people like me, that have grown up thinking, what I wore is what would determine whether I make it into heaven. Please be patient as God uses people like you and these discussions to persuade me to trust Him.
You're proving Jacque’s point. It's not necessarily WHAT we wear, but the attitude behind it. Women began to wear pants to show that "what a man can do, a woman can do even better!" Some aren't satisfied to just wear pants, but want to be sexy to attract attention. I know all scripture is profitable, but I'm in the process of reading the words that came out of Jesus' mouth (red letters) I want to know what was important enough for Jesus to speak. I know all scripture is profitable.
Bryant Fry's Deuteronomy Chapter 22 comment about verse 5 on 3/03/2013, 9:11pm...
Moses here is speaking of the identity of the two genders, and it is a comparison to nature. Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:14-15 is reiterating the same principle in the church age that we read here in this passage. Just as we are not to change the identity of the genders for any reason, so Paul is saying the same thing in the New Testament. Consider this: God made the gender differences a very important part of our lives. He made the distinctions, not man. He designed the distinctions in hair lengths, and the distinctions in clothing, not man. This nature was established in Genesis and carries through to the book of Revelation and beyond. 1 Corinthians 14:33 “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." God still expects us to follow His standards. Here are examples of how God's standards haven't changed: “I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering (Isaiah 50:3).”
“ Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? (Matthew 6:30)”
“If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith (Luke 12:28)?”
Isaiah tells us how God clothed the heavens, and continues to do so. In the Matthew and Luke passages, we see that God still has the same nature for grasses that existed thousands of years ago.
Bro Lemogang's Deuteronomy Chapter 22 comment on 3/01/2013, 9:18am...
Before I can start anything, let me ask does God ever change or is he the same yesterday, today and forever? Or does he ever change his Word, Will, Laws?
Emmanuel King's Deuteronomy Chapter 22 comment about verse 5 on 2/27/2013, 6:05am...
Before we say anything, we should ask God for knowledge. My knowledge and understanding is, there were no trousers for even men when this command was given by God. So to me, it remains simple; a man must not wear what belong to his wife and women what belong to their husbands, or a man must not wear what has been worn by a woman and vice versa. God is spirit and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth. What a man wears cannot destroy the soul but the sin you do with your mind and heart like theft, fornication, adultery and the likes. May God give us wisdom and understanding of his works. Amen
Eric Obika's Deuteronomy Chapter 22 comment about verse 5 on 2/18/2013, 3:22pm...
Deuteronomy 22:5 is quite clear for the understanding of the simple but our ignorance may not allow our horizon to be broadened. At first, what pertaineth to an opposite sex is abnormal to be worn. How can my girlfriend wear my clothe? It’s wrong! Any clothe that has been worn by a man should not be repeated by a woman. We are different in physique and nature therefore we shouldn't interwear clothes, that's my understanding of the verse. Those saying that women wearing trouser is a sin should read again with understanding. When God gave the command, there was no disparity in terms of clothing. Both sexes wear ropes but that which has been worn by a man should not be worn by a woman. Keep faith!
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