Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

"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,

A Conservative Version

If the thief is found breaking in, and be smitten so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him.

American Standard Version

If the thief be found breaking in, and be smitten so that he dieth, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him.

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

If a thief is taken in the act of forcing his way into a house, and his death is caused by a blow, the owner of the house is not responsible for his blood.

Darby Translation

If the thief be encountered breaking in, and be smitten so that he die, there shall be no blood-guiltiness for him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If a thief is found breaking into a house and is smitten so he dies, he that killed him shall not be guilty of his blood.

Julia Smith Translation

If in breaking in a thief shall be found, and he was smitten and died, no bloods for him.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'If a thief is found in the act of breaking in and he is struck and he dies, there is not bloodguilt for him.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

NET Bible

"If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no blood guilt for him.

New Heart English Bible

If the thief is found breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt of bloodshed for him.

The Emphasized Bible

If, in the place of breaking in, the thief be found and he is smitten so that he dieth, there is due for him no shedding of blood:

Webster

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

World English Bible

If the thief is found breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt of bloodshed for him.

Youngs Literal Translation

'If in the breaking through, the thief is found, and he hath been smitten, and hath died, there is no blood for him;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If a thief
גּנּב 
Gannab 
Usage: 17

be found
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

מחתּרת 
Machtereth 
Usage: 2

and be smitten
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

that he die
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

דּם 
Dam 
Usage: 359

References

Context Readings

Laws About Restitution

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



Cross References

Matthew 24:43

"But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

Numbers 35:27

and the blood avenger finds him outside the border of his city of refuge, and the blood avenger kills the manslayer, he will not be guilty of blood

Matthew 6:19-20

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

Job 24:14

"The murderer arises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is as a thief.

Job 30:5

"They are driven from the community; They shout against them as against a thief,

Hosea 7:1

When I would heal Israel, The iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered, And the evil deeds of Samaria, For they deal falsely; The thief enters in, Bandits raid outside,

Joel 2:9

They rush on the city, They run on the wall; They climb into the houses, They enter through the windows like a thief.

1 Thessalonians 5:2

For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.

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