Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 rises again and walks around with his staff, then he who struck him shall be cleared: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall provide for his healing until he is thoroughly healed. 20 "If a man strikes his servant or his maid with a rod, and he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished. 21 Notwithstanding, if he gets up after a day or two, he shall not be punished, for he is his property.


Cross References

Genesis 4:15

Yahweh said to him, "Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold." Yahweh appointed a sign for Cain, lest any finding him should strike him.

Genesis 4:24

If Cain will be avenged seven times, truly Lamech seventy-seven times."

Genesis 9:6

Whoever sheds man's blood, his blood will be shed by man, for God made man in his own image.

Exodus 21:26-27

"If a man strikes his servant's eye, or his maid's eye, and destroys it, he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

Numbers 35:19

The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death: when he meets him, he shall put him to death.

Numbers 35:30-33

"'Whoever kills any person, the murderer shall be slain at the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person that he die.

Deuteronomy 19:21

Your eyes shall not pity; life [shall go] for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Proverbs 29:19

A servant can't be corrected by words. Though he understands, yet he will not respond.

Isaiah 58:3-4

Why have we fasted,' [say they], 'and you don't see? [why] have we afflicted our soul, and you take no knowledge?' "Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exact all your labors.

Romans 13:4

for he is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid, for he doesn't bear the sword in vain; for he is a servant of God, an avenger for wrath to him who does evil.

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