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Ki Tetse

25:12 you must cut off her hand [if necessary, to save her victim] and not have any pity.
Vekatsotah et-kapah lo tachos eynecha.
25:13 You must not keep in your pouch two different weights, one large and one small.
Lo-yiheyeh lecha bechischa even va'aven gedolah uktanah.
25:14 [Similarly], you must not keep in your house two different measures, one large and one small.
Lo-yiheyeh lecha beveytcha eyfah ve'eyfah gedolah uktanah.


if necessary...
  (Sifri; Yad, Rotze'ach 1:7,8). The same is true in any case where a person is attacking another with deadly intent. Anyone witnessing the act must maim or kill the assailant to save the victim (Ibid.).

According to others, however, it is speaking of a case where the woman has no deadly intent, and 'cutting off her hand' denotes that she must pay for the humiliation she caused her victim (Bava Kama 27a; Rashi). Some translate it, 'You shall reckon the cost of her act (hand)' (HaKethav VeHaKabbalah).

and not have any pity
  This is a negative commandment, not to have pity on an assailant (Sefer HaMitzvoth, Negative 293).

You must not keep
  See Leviticus 19:35,36. See Ezekiel 45:10-12, Micah 6:11, Proverbs 11:1.

  (Targum Yonathan; Septuagint). Kis in Hebrew. Or, 'Place of scales' (Ibn Ezra; Tur).

  (cf. HaKethav VeHaKabbalah).

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