Religious and moral laws (Ex 22:18-22:28)

“You shall not permit a female sorcerer to live.”

Here is another list of laws.  Some are anti-female.  There is nothing about male sorcerers only death for female sorcerers.

“Whoever lies with an animal shall be put to death.”

We also have some bestiality here with the death penalty.

“Whoever sacrifices to any god, other than Yahweh alone, shall be devoted to destruction.”

We have idolatry here, as any other god worship except Yahweh merits destruction.

“You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.  You shall not abuse any widow or orphan.  If you do abuse them, when they cry out to me, I will surely heed their cry.  My wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows, and your children orphans.”

Resident aliens, widows, and orphans have special rights. If you do anything against these folks, Yahweh will kill you with the sword, so that your wives shall become widows, and your children orphans.

“If you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, you shall not deal with them as a creditor.  You shall not exact interest from them.  If you take your neighbor’s cloak in pawn, you shall restore it before the sun goes down.  It may be your neighbor’s only clothing to use as cover.  In what else shall that person sleep? And if your neighbor cries out to me, I will listen, for I am compassionate.”

If you lend money, you should not charge interest to the poor.  You should return clothing before sunset.  Yahweh will listen to the poor who cry out to him.

“You shall not revile God, or curse a leader of your people.”

Finally, listen to your leaders. Do not revile God, or curse a leader.