Again good proper sense and well worth comparing to other efforts.
The purpose of spiritual striving is well spoken here and this is not well understood even today. As observed, this community appears well instructed back in the earliest bronze Age and surely from materials and traditions handed down that were antediluvian.
These are the laws of the outsiders, which you have to obey, and they can be justly added to those you have, for right recognises no origin. They are in two parts: those which are to be wholly yours and those which govern you among the outsiders.
Neither may a man whose house is in turmoil or who has been condemned in judgement.
No one may sit in judgement on a kinsman, a friend or an enemy, unless no other judge can be found.
No one may attend upon a judge in the absence of those who oppose him, so that he may gain favour.
The words of a lying witness are to be disregarded, unless otherwise proven.
If a man find a beast straying upon his land, he may secure it and demand a payment in compensation for loss or damage.
If in company with a man whom many come to take and slay or injure unlawfully, then draw your weapon in his defence. If anyone use the language of slaves in your presence, it is not sufficient to remain silent. If you do not rebuke him because he is powerful, then depart from his company. To do nothing is wrong, for men are told not to remain passive before the face of evil.
If anyone destroy the hair of a woman he must requite the harm to the limit of fullness.
If anyone come upon a thief in his deed, or upon someone about an unlawful deed and slay or injure him because of his resistance, no wrong is done.
If he submit to capture and is slain or injured unlawfully, those who do the deed must bear the guilt.
If a man come upon another dealing wrongfully with his son or daughter or another child and he slay him, he has done no wrong.
If a man slay a thief in the night or one who seeks to injure him, he does no vwong.
If a man find another with his wife behind bolted doors and slay the man, he has done no wrong. If he come upon them in a secret place and slay the man, he has done no wrong.
If a man commit a deed unlawfully, in lust, so that he may be lawfully slain, he may be casfrated instead.
If a man lay his hand in any way upon a virgin, without her consent, he is not guiltless.
If two men quarrel and one bear insult with forbearance, the other must requite him for the insult. A brother, a father or a son coming upon his kinswoman in adultery or behind bolted doors, is to stand as though he were her husband.
If a man slay another who provoked him in fair contest, he does so in self-defence. The guilt of a deed done while drunk is not lessened. If anyone become drunk so that he cannot stand upon a stool, he is not guiltless.
If anyone desfroy a tree belonging to the outsiders and not on common land he must requite the outsiders its value. If anyone destroy the tree of another he will stand as though he stole it.