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Ki Tetse

24:15 You must give him his wage on the day it is due, and not let the sun set with him waiting for it. Since he is a poor man, and his life depends on it, do not let him call out to God, causing you to have a sin.
Beyomo titen scharo velo-tavo alav hashemesh ki ani hu ve'elav hu nose et-nafsho velo-yikra aleycha el-Adonay vehayah vecha chet.
24:16 Fathers shall not die [through the testimony] of their sons, and sons shall not die [through the testimony] of their fathers, since [in any case] every man shall die for his sins.
Lo-yumtu avot al-banim uvanim lo-yumtu al-avot ish bechet'o yumatu.


give him his wage...
  See Leviticus 19:13.

through the testimony
  (Sanhedrin 27b; Rashi; Sefer HaMitzvoth, Negative 287). In a literal sense, also, that the courts should not punish a parent for a child's crime (Ralbag).

since in any case
  (Rashbam). That is, even if they are not punished by the courts.

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