Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 burning for burning, wound for wound, and bruise for bruise. 26 "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. 27 If he strikes out his male servant's tooth, or his female servant's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.


Cross References

Exodus 21:20

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

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

Nehemiah 5:5

Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children as their children. Behold, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters have been brought into bondage. Neither is it in our power to help it; for other men have our fields and our vineyards."

Job 31:13-15

"If I have despised the cause of my male servant or of my female servant, when they contended with me;

Psalm 9:12

For he who avenges blood remembers them. He doesn't forget the cry of the afflicted.

Psalm 10:14

But you do see trouble and grief. You consider it to take it into your hand. You help the victim and the fatherless.

Psalm 10:18

to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may terrify no more. For the Chief Musician. By David.

Psalm 72:12-14

For he will deliver the needy when he cries; the poor, who has no helper.

Proverbs 22:22-23

Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court;

Ephesians 6:9

You masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with him.

Colossians 4:1

Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

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