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Book of Deuteronomy Justice and Judgment Quotes Page 4 Theme

How we cite the quotes: (Chapter:Verse)

Quote #10

"If men get into a fight with one another, and the wife of one intervenes to rescue her husband from the grip of his opponent by reaching out and seizing his genitals, you shall cut off her hand; show no pity." (NRSV 25:11-12)

When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her. (KJV 25:11-12)

Um. We're going to go ahead and call this case law. In other words, someone didn't dream up this scenario. A woman actually tried to take, well, matters, into her own hands—and a law was born. Ah, the Bible.

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