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[1] 19. HÀT MAN HJA BY ÉNNE RJUCHTLIKA SÉKE ANHROPEN VMBER UTSPRÉK TWISK ANNEN GRÉVET.MAN AND THA MÉNTE. ÀND FINDATH HJU THJU SÉKE TVIVELIK SA MOT HJU TO BÁTA FON THÉR MÉNTE [5] SPRÉKA TILTHJU THÉR FRÉTHO KVMA. ÀND THRVCH THAM THÀT BÉTRE SY. THÀT ÉN MAN VNRJUCHT DÉN WRDE THÀN FÉLO. 19. If she is called upon to decide any judicial question between a reeve and the community, and she deems the case doubtful, she must speak in favor of the community in order to obtain peace, since it is better that one man should suffer injustice than many.
20. KVMTH HWA VMB RÉD ÀND WÉT THJU MODER RÉD [10] SA ÁCH HJU THAM BY STONDA TO JÉWANE. NÉT HJU BY STONDA NÉN RÉD SA MÉI HJU WACHTJA LÉTA SJVGUN DÉGUM. NÉT HJU THÀN NACH NÉN RÉD. SA MÜGON HJA HINNE BRÛDA. ÀND HJA NE MÜGON HJRA SELVA NAVT BIKLAGJA. TILTHJU [15] NÉN RÉD BÉTRE IS THÀN KVA RÉD. 20. If someone comes for counsel and the mother knows what advice to give, she must do so without hesitation. If she does not yet know the answer to his question, she may let him wait seven days. If she then still does not know, he must leave and he may not complain, since receiving no counsel is better than receiving bad counsel.
21. HETH EN MODER ÀRGE RÉD JÉVEN UT KVADA WILLA SA MOT MÀN HJA DÉJA JEFTA UT OF LANDUM DRÍVA STOK NAKEN ÀND BLÁT. 21. If a mother has given bad advice out of ill will, she must be killed or driven out of the land, stark naked and empty-handed.
[20] 22. SEND HJRA BURCH.HÉRA MÉDE PLICHTICH THÀN DVATH MÀN ALSA MITH THAM. 22. If her burg lords are accomplices, the same must be done with them.
23. IS HJRA SKILD TVIVELIK JEFTA BLÁT FORMODA. SA [25] MOT MÀN THÉR.VR THINGJA ÀND SPRÉKA. IS.T NÉDICH ÉN ÀND TWINTICH WYKA LONG. STEMTH THA HALFDÉL SKILDICH SA HALDE MÀN HJA VR VNSKILDICH. TWÉDE SÁ WACHT MÀN JETA EN FVL JÉR. STEMTH MÀN THÀN ALSA. SÁ MÉI [30] MÀN HJA SKILDICH HALDA. THA NAVT NI DÉJA. 23. If her guilt is doubtful or only suspected, it must be considered and debated; for twenty-one weeks if needs be. If only half the votes are against her, she must be declared innocent. If two-thirds are against her, the case will be delayed a whole year. If the votes are then the same, she may be declared guilty; but not, killed.

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