Exodus 22



Laws About Theft

1 "If a man steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for the ox and four sheep for the sheep.

1 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

1 "When a man steals an ox or a sheep and butchers it or sells it, he must repay five cattle for the ox or four sheep for the sheep.

1 "If a man steals an ox or sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he is to repay five oxen for the ox and four sheep for the sheep.

1 If a man steals an ox or sheep and kills or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for an ox, or four sheep for a sheep.

2 "If the thief is caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account.

2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.

2 If a thief is caught in the act of breaking in, and he is beaten to death, no one is guilty of bloodshed.

2 "If a thief is found while breaking into a house, and is struck down and dies, it is not a capital crime in that case,

2 If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no blood shed for him.

3 "But if the sun has risen on him, there will be bloodguiltiness on his account. He shall surely make restitution; if he owns nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

3 If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

3 But if this happens after sunrise, there is guilt of bloodshed. A thief must make full restitution. If he is unable, he is to be sold because of his theft.

3 but if the sun has risen on him, then it is a capital crime in that case. A thief shall certainly make restitution, but if he has nothing, he is to be sold for his theft.

3 But if the sun has risen [so he can be seen], blood must be shed for slaying him. The thief [if he lives] must make full restitution; if he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

4 "If what he stole is actually found alive in his possession, whether an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double.

4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.

4 If what was stolen-whether ox, donkey, or sheep-is actually found alive in his possession, he must repay double.

4 If what was stolen is actually found alive in his possession, whether an ox, a donkey or a sheep, he is to repay double.

4 If the beast which he stole is found in his possession alive, whether it is ox or ass or sheep, he shall restore double.

Laws About Crop Protection

5 "If a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed bare and lets his animal loose so that it grazes in another man's field, he shall make restitution from the best of his own field and the best of his own vineyard.

5 If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man's field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.

5 "When a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed in, and then allows his animals to go and graze in someone else's field, he must repay with the best of his own field or vineyard.

5 "When a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed over or releases his livestock so that they graze in another man's field, he is to make restitution from the best of his field or vineyard.

5 If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed over or lets his beast loose and it feeds in another man's field, he shall make restitution of the best of his own field or his own vineyard.

6 "If a fire breaks out and spreads to thorn bushes, so that stacked grain or the standing grain or the field itself is consumed, he who started the fire shall surely make restitution.

6 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

6 "When a fire gets out of control, spreads to thornbushes, and consumes stacks of cut grain, standing grain, or a field, the one who started the fire must make full restitution for what was burned.

6 "When a fire breaks out and spreads into thorn bushes and consumes stacked grain or standing grain or the field, the one who started the fire certainly is to make restitution.

6 If fire breaks out and catches so that the stacked grain or standing grain or the field be consumed, he who kindled the fire shall make full restitution.

Laws About Personal Property

7 "If a man gives his neighbor money or goods to keep for him and it is stolen from the man's house, if the thief is caught, he shall pay double.

7 If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him pay double.

7 "When a man gives his neighbor money or goods to keep, but they are stolen from that person's house, the thief, if caught, must repay double.

7 "When a man gives his neighbor money or goods for safekeeping and it's stolen from the neighbor's house, the thief, if found, is to repay double.

7 If a man delivers to his neighbor money or goods to keep and it is stolen out of the neighbor's house, then, if the thief is found, he shall pay double.

8 "If the thief is not caught, then the owner of the house shall appear before the judges, to determine whether he laid his hands on his neighbor's property.

8 If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.

8 If the thief is not caught, the owner of the house must present himself to the judges to determine whether or not he has taken his neighbor's property.

8 If the thief is not found, the owner of the house is to appear before the judges to see whether or not the thief took his neighbor's property.

8 But if the thief is not found, the house owner shall appear before God [the judges as His agents] to find whether he stole his neighbor's goods.

9 "For every breach of trust, whether it is for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any lost thing about which one says, 'This is it,' the case of both parties shall come before the judges; he whom the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor.

9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour.

9 In any case of wrongdoing involving an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or anything [else] lost, and someone claims: That's mine, the case between the two parties is to come before the judges. The one the judges condemn must repay double to his neighbor.

9 "In every ownership dispute involving an ox, donkey, sheep, garment, or anything that is lost where a person says, "This is mine,' the case between the two of them is to come before the judges, and the one that the judges declare guilty is to repay double to his neighbor.

9 For every unlawful deed, whether it concerns ox, donkey, sheep, clothing, or any lost thing at all, which another identifies as his, the cause of both parties shall come before God [the judges]. Whomever [they] shall condemn shall pay his neighbor double.

10 "If a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep for him, and it dies or is hurt or is driven away while no one is looking,

10 If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it:

10 "When a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any [other] animal to care for, but it dies, is injured, or is stolen, while no one is watching,

10 "When a man gives a donkey, ox, sheep, or any animal to his neighbor for safe keeping, and it dies or is injured or is driven away when no one is looking,

10 If a man delivers to his neighbor a donkey or an ox or a sheep or any beast to keep and it dies or is hurt or driven away, no man seeing it,

11 an oath before the LORD shall be made by the two of them that he has not laid hands on his neighbor's property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.

11 Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.

11 there must be an oath before the Lord between the two of them to determine whether or not he has taken his neighbor's property. Its owner must accept [the oath], and the other man does not have to make restitution.

11 the two of them are to take an oath in the LORD's presence that the accused has not taken his neighbor's property. Its owner is to accept this, and the neighbor is not to make restitution.

11 Then an oath before the Lord shall be required between the two that the man has not taken his neighbor's property; and the owner of it shall accept his word and not require him to make good the loss.

12 "But if it is actually stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner.

12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.

12 But if, in fact, the animal was stolen from his custody, he must make restitution to its owner.

12 But if it was actually stolen from him, the neighbor is to make restitution to its owner.

12 But if it is stolen when in his care, he shall make restitution to its owner.

13 "If it is all torn to pieces, let him bring it as evidence; he shall not make restitution for what has been torn to pieces.

13 If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.

13 If it was actually torn apart [by a wild animal], he is to bring it as evidence; he does not have to make restitution for the torn carcass.

13 If it was torn to pieces, let the neighbor bring the remains as evidence, and he is not to make restitution for what was torn apart.

13 If it be torn in pieces [by some wild beast or by accident], let him bring [the mangled carcass] for witness; he shall not make good what was torn.

14 "If a man borrows anything from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution.

14 And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.

14 "When a man borrows [an animal] from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not there with it, the man must make full restitution.

14 "When a man borrows an animal from his neighbor, and it's injured or dies while its owner was not with it, he is certainly to make restitution.

14 And if a man borrows anything of his neighbor and it gets hurt or dies without its owner being with it, the borrower shall make full restitution.

15 "If its owner is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for its hire.

15 But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire.

15 If its owner is there with it, the man does not have to make restitution. If it was rented, the loss is covered by its rental price.

15 If its owner was with it, he is not to make restitution. If it was hired, its fee covers the loss."

15 But if the owner is with it [when the damage is done], the borrower shall not make it good. If it is a hired thing, the damage is included in its hire.

Regulations Regarding Various Offences

16 "If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

16 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

16 "When a man seduces a virgin who was not promised in marriage, and he has sexual relations with her, he must certainly pay the bridal price for her to be his wife.

16 "When a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to be married and has sexual relations with her, he must pay her bride price, and she is to become his wife.

16 If a man seduces a virgin not betrothed and lies with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to become his wife.

17 "If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.

17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must pay an amount in silver equal to the bridal price for virgins.

17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he is to pay an amount equal to the bride price for virgins.

17 If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equivalent to the dowry of virgins.

Capital Offenses

18 "You shall not allow a sorceress to live.

18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

18 "You must not allow a sorceress to live.

18 "You are not to allow a sorceress to live.

18 You shall not allow a woman to live who practices sorcery.

19 "Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death.

19 Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

19 "Whoever has sexual intercourse with an animal must be put to death.

19 "Whoever has sexual relations with an animal is certainly to be put to death.

19 Whoever lies carnally with a beast shall surely be put to death.

20 "He who sacrifices to any god, other than to the LORD alone, shall be utterly destroyed.

20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

20 "Whoever sacrifices to any gods, except the Lord alone, is to be set apart for destruction.

20 "Anyone who sacrifices to a god, except the LORD alone, is to be utterly destroyed.

20 He who sacrifices to any god but the Lord only shall be utterly destroyed.

Regulations Regarding Foreigners And The Poor

21 "You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

21 Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

21 "You must not exploit a foreign resident or oppress him, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

21 "You are not to wrong or oppress an alien, because you were aliens in the land of Egypt.

21 You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

22 "You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.

22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

22 "You must not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.

22 "You are not to mistreat any widow or orphan.

22 You shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.

23 "If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry;

23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;

23 If you do mistreat them, they will no doubt cry to Me, and I will certainly hear their cry.

23 If you do mistreat them, they'll certainly cry out to me, and I'll immediately hear their cry.

23 If you afflict them in any way and they cry at all to Me, I will surely hear their cry;

24 and My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.

24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

24 My anger will burn, and I will kill you with the sword; then your wives will be widows and your children fatherless.

24 And I'll be angry and will kill you with swords, and your wives will become widows and your children orphans.

24 And My wrath shall burn; I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall be widows and your children fatherless.

25 "If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.

25 If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.

25 "If you lend money to My people-to the poor person among you, you must not be like a moneylender to him; you must not charge him interest.

25 "If you loan money to my people, to the poor among you, don't be like a creditor to them and don't impose interest on them.

25 If you lend money to any of My people with you who is poor, you shall not be to him as a creditor, neither shall you require interest from him.

26 "If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,

26 If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:

26 "If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as collateral, return it to him before sunset.

26 If you take your neighbor's coat as collateral, you are to return it to him by sunset,

26 If you ever take your neighbor's garment in pledge, you shall give it back to him before the sun goes down;

27 for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious.

27 For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

27 For it is his only covering; it is the clothing for his body. What will he sleep in? And if he cries out to Me, I will listen because I am compassionate.

27 for it's his only covering; it's his outer garment, for what else can he sleep in? And when he cries out to me, I'll hear him, for I am gracious.

27 For that is his only covering, his clothing for his body. In what shall he sleep? When he cries to Me, I will hear, for I am gracious and merciful.

Regulations Regarding Tribute And Holiness

28 "You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

28 "You must not blaspheme God or curse a leader among your people.

28 "You are not to blaspheme God or curse a ruler of your people.

28 You shall not revile God [the judges as His agents] or esteem lightly or curse a ruler of your people.

29 "You shall not delay the offering from your harvest and your vintage The firstborn of your sons you shall give to Me.

29 Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.

29 "You must not hold back [offerings from] your harvest or your vats. Give Me the firstborn of your sons.

29 "You are not to hold back the fullness of your harvest and the outflow of your wine presses. You are to give to me the firstborn of your sons.

29 You shall not delay to bring to Me from the fullness [of your harvested grain] and the outflow [of your grape juice and olive oil]; give Me the firstborn of your sons [or redeem them].

30 "You shall do the same with your oxen and with your sheep It shall be with its mother seven days; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.

30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.

30 Do the same with your cattle and your flock. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but on the eighth day you are to give them to Me.

30 You are to do the same with your oxen and your sheep. They shall be with their mother for seven days and then on the eighth day you are to give them to me.

30 Likewise shall you do with your oxen and your sheep. Seven days the firstborn [beast] shall be with its mother; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.

31 "You shall be holy men to Me, therefore you shall not eat any flesh torn to pieces in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs.

31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.

31 "Be My holy people. You must not eat the meat of a mauled animal [found] in the field; throw it to the dogs.

31 "You are to be people set apart for me. You are not to eat flesh torn apart in the field; you are to throw it to the dogs."

31 And you shall be holy men [consecrated] to Me; therefore you shall not eat any flesh that is torn by beasts in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs.



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