Deuteronomy 24:19

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When thou cuttest downe thine haruest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheafe in the field, thou shalt not go againe to fetch it: it shalbe for the stranger, for the fatherlesse, and for the widow: that the Lord thy God may blesse thee in all the worke of thine hands.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When thou reapest thy 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 sojourner, for the fatherless, and for the widow; that Jehovah thy God may bless thee in all the work of thy hands.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When you get in the grain from your field, if some of the grain has been dropped by chance in the field, do not go back and get it, but let it be for the man from a strange land, the child without a father, and the widow: so that the blessing of the Lord your God may be on all the work of your hands.
- Basic English Bible

When thou reapest thy harvest in thy field, and forgettest a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not return to fetch it; it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow; that Jehovah thy God may bless thee in all the work of thy hands.
- Darby Bible

When thou cuttest down thy 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 thy hands.
- Webster's Bible

When you reap your harvest in your field, and have forgot a sheaf in the field, you shall not go again to get it: it shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow; that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
- World English Bible

`When thou reapest thy harvest in thy field, and hast forgotten a sheaf in a field, thou dost not turn back to take it; to the sojourner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, it is; so that Jehovah thy God doth bless thee in all the work of thy hands.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When thou reapest thy harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go back 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 thy hands.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Deuteronomy 24

  • BSP
    Verse 14: This principle can be applied in regards to how an employer should treat his or her employees.
  • Insight777
    V7, at first glance this may seem like death for kidnapping a Jew and using him. However brethren can mean workers of the same profession. Jews worked among and with Gentiles.
    This could reference what they consider inequitable business practice.
  • Irene123
    Deut.24:4 and Jer.3:1; They 'seem' contradictory, and even hypocritical, but God's word does NOT contradict itself. So, we read Isa.1:18 and we pray for His guidance into the sense of them. WE know God took His whoring people back time and time again. So, there is a reasonable explanation for these 2 verses. What it is - I don't know and it's not that important to me.
  • Remiel
    Deut 1- 4 means excatly what it says. The woman cannot divorce the husband, according to the law, which is why it says the man hand her a bill of divorce and send her out. If she marrys again she has become defiled, its the same as adultry, basically in The Most High words their is no divorce you are techically married until death or by being defiled. Willful sin and you wont enter the kingdom.
  • GeraldineCole
    I am speaking on verse 4 in this chapter this means if u devorce your first huband and get married to another man this is telling us u may not go back to your formal huband because now u have defiled your self with another man .so a lot of women have defiled them self.now if the women had separate from her huband and had not slept with another man then she could return to her huband Amen
  • Dewey J
    Sherry, John 1:17 says, For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Ro.8:2 says, For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hast made me free from the law of sin and death. Therefore, by the death of Jesus Christ and the grace of almighty God through Jesus your marriage is legitimate in God,s sight. Glory be to Jehovah through our Lord and savior
    Jesus Christ

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