Parallel Verses

Amplified

And if a man hits the eye of his servant or the eye of his maid so that it is destroyed, he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

New American Standard Bible

"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.

King James Version

And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

Holman Bible

“When a man strikes the eye of his male or female slave and destroys it, he must let the slave go free in compensation for his eye.

International Standard Version

"If a man strikes the eye of his male or female servant and destroys it, he is to release him as a free man in exchange for his eye.

A Conservative Version

And if a man smites the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, and destroys it, he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

American Standard Version

And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, and destroy it; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

Bible in Basic English

If a man gives his man-servant or his woman-servant a blow in the eye, causing its destruction, he is to let him go free on account of the damage to his eye.

Darby Translation

And if a man strike the eye of his bondman or the eye of his handmaid, and it be marred, he shall let him go for his eye.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And if someone smites the eye of their slave or the eye of their maid that it perishes, he shall let them go free for their eye's sake.

Julia Smith Translation

And if a man strike the eye of his servant or the eye of his maid, and he destroyed it; he shall send him forth free for the sake of his eye.

King James 2000

And if a man strikes the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'And if a man strikes the eye of his male slave or the eye of his female slave and destroys it, he shall release him as free in place of his eye.

Modern King James verseion

And if a man strike the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, so that it perishes, he shall let him go free on account of his eye.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If a man smite his servant or his maid in the eye and put it out, he shall let them go free for the eye's sake.

NET Bible

"If a man strikes the eye of his male servant or his female servant so that he destroys it, he will let the servant go free as compensation for the eye.

New Heart English Bible

"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.

The Emphasized Bible

And, when a man smiteth the eye of his servant, or the eye of his handmaid, and destroyeth it, he shall send him forth, free, for his eye;

Webster

And if a man shall smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it shall perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

World English Bible

"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.

Youngs Literal Translation

'And when a man smiteth the eye of his man-servant, or the eye of his handmaid, and hath destroyed it, as a freeman he doth send him away for his eye;

Interlinear

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

נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

the eye
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

or the eye
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

of his maid
אמה 
'amah 
Usage: 56

שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 146

he shall let him go
שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

חפשׁי 
Chophshiy 
Usage: 17

for
תּחת 
Tachath 
instead, under, for, as, with, from, flat, in the same place
Usage: 505

Context Readings

Laws About Personal Injury

25 Burn for burn, wound for wound, and lash for lash. 26 And if a man hits the eye of his servant or the eye of his maid so that it is destroyed, he shall let him go free for his eye's sake. 27 And if he knocks out his manservant's tooth or his maidservant's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.


Cross References

Exodus 21:20

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.

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not misinterpret or misapply judgment; you shall not be partial, or take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

Nehemiah 5:5

Although our flesh is the same as that of our brethren and our children are as theirs, yet we are forced to sell our children as slaves; some of our daughters have already been thus sold, and we are powerless to redeem them, for others have our lands and vineyards.

Job 31:13-15

If I have despised and rejected the cause of my manservant or my maidservant when they contended or brought a complaint against me,

Psalm 9:12

For He Who avenges the blood [of His people shed unjustly] remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted (the poor and the humble).

Psalm 10:14

You have seen it; yes, You note trouble and grief (vexation) to requite it with Your hand. The unfortunate commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.

Psalm 10:18

To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man, who is of the earth, may not terrify them any more.

Psalm 72:12-14

For He delivers the needy when he calls out, the poor also and him who has no helper.

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor [being tempted by their helplessness], neither oppress the afflicted at the gate [where the city court is held],

Ephesians 6:9

You masters, act on the same [principle] toward them and give up threatening and using violent and abusive words, knowing that He Who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no respect of persons (no partiality) with Him.

Colossians 4:1

Masters, [on your part] deal with your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that also you have a Master in heaven.

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