Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies at his hand, he shall be punished.

King James Version

And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.

Holman Bible

"When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod, and the slave dies under his abuse, the owner must be punished.

International Standard Version

"If a man strikes his male or female servant with a stick and he or she dies as a direct result, the master must be punished.

A Conservative Version

And if a man smites his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished.

American Standard Version

And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall surely be punished.

Amplified

And if a man strikes his servant or his maid with a rod and he [or she] dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished.

Bible in Basic English

If a man gives his man-servant or his woman-servant blows with a rod, causing death, he is certainly to undergo punishment.

Darby Translation

And if a man strike his bondman or his handmaid with a staff, and he die under his hand, he shall certainly be avenged.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And if a man smites his slave or his maid with a rod and he dies under his hand, he shall be surely punished.

Julia Smith Translation

And if a man shall strike his servant or his maid with a rod, and he died under his hand, avenging, he shall be avenged.

King James 2000

And if a man strikes his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he dies under his hand; he shall be surely punished.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And if a man strikes his male slave or his female slave with the rod and he dies under his hand, he will surely be avenged.

Modern King James verseion

And if a man strikes his servant, or his maidservant, with a rod, and he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"If a man smite his servant or his maid with a staff that they die under his hand, it shall be avenged.

NET Bible

"If a man strikes his male servant or his female servant with a staff so that he or she dies as a result of the blow, he will surely be punished.

New Heart English Bible

"If a man strikes his servant or his maid with a rod, and he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished.

The Emphasized Bible

And when a man shall smite his servant or his handmaid with a rod, and he die under his hand, he shall, surely be avenged;

Webster

And if a man shall smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he shall die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.

World English Bible

"If a man strikes his servant or his maid with a rod, and he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished.

Youngs Literal Translation

And when a man smiteth his man-servant or his handmaid, with a rod, and he hath died under his hand -- he is certainly avenged;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And if a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

or his maid
אמה 
'amah 
Usage: 56

with a rod
שׁבט 
Shebet 
Usage: 190

and he die
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

he shall be surely
נקם 
Naqam 
Usage: 35

Context Readings

Laws About Personal Injury

19 if he gets up and walks around outside on his staff, then he who struck him shall go unpunished; he shall only pay for his loss of time, and shall take care of him until he is completely healed. 20 "If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies at his hand, he shall be punished. 21 "If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for he is his property.


Cross References

Genesis 4:15

So the LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold " And the LORD appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him.

Genesis 4:24

If Cain is avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."

Genesis 9:6

"Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.

Exodus 21:26-27

"If a man strikes the eye of his male or female slave, and destroys it, he shall let him go free on account of his eye.

Numbers 35:19

'The blood avenger himself shall put the murderer to death; he shall put him to death when he meets him.

Numbers 35:30-33

'If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death at the evidence of witnesses, but no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.

Deuteronomy 19:21

"Thus you shall not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Proverbs 29:19

A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response.

Isaiah 58:3-4

'Why have we fasted and You do not see? Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not notice?' Behold, on the day of your fast you find your desire, And drive hard all your workers.

Romans 13:4

for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.

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