25:1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto
judgment, a that [the judges] may judge them; then they
shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
(a) Whether there is a plaintiff or not, the magistrates
should try our faults, and punish according to the
25:2 And it shall be, if the wicked man [be] worthy to be
beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, b and
to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a
(b) When the crime does not deserve death.
25:3c Forty stripes he may give him, [and] not exceed: lest,
[if] he should exceed, and beat him above these with many
stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.
(c) The superstition Jews later removed one,
25:5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have
no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto
a stranger: her d husband's brother shall go in unto her,
and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an
husband's brother unto her.
(d) Because the Hebrew word does not signify the natural
brother, and the word that signifies a brother, is
taken also for a kinsman: it seems that it does not
mean that the natural brother should marry his
brothers wife, but some other kindred that was in the
degree that might marry.
25:11e 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:
(e) This law imputes that godly shamefacedness is
preferred: for it is a horrible thing to see a woman
25:19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given
thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land
which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance to
possess it, [that] thou shalt blot out the f remembrance
of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget [it].
(f) This was partly accomplished by Saul, about 450 years