Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

If what he stole is actually found alive in his possession, whether an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double.

King James Version

If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.

Holman Bible

If what was stolen—whether ox, donkey, or sheep—is actually found alive in his possession, he must repay double.

International Standard Version

If what was stolen is actually found alive in his possession, whether an ox, a donkey or a sheep, he is to repay double.

A Conservative Version

If the theft is found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or donkey, or sheep, he shall pay double.

American Standard Version

If the theft be found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall pay double.

Amplified

If the animal that he stole is found alive in his possession, whether it is ox or donkey or sheep, he shall pay double [for it].

Bible in Basic English

If he still has what he had taken, whatever it is, ox or ass or sheep, he is to give twice its value.

Darby Translation

If the stolen thing be actually found alive in his hand, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall restore double.

Julia Smith Translation

If finding, the theft shall be found in his hand, from an ox to an ass, to a sheep; living, he shall recompense two.

King James 2000

If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or donkey, or sheep; he shall restore double.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If indeed the stolen item is found {in his possession} alive, from ox to donkey to small livestock, he will make double restitution.

Modern King James verseion

If the theft is certainly found in his hand alive, whether it is an ox, or an ass, or a sheep, he shall restore double.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If the theft be found in his hand alive - whether it be ox, ass or sheep - he shall restore double.

NET Bible

If the stolen item should in fact be found alive in his possession, whether it be an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he must pay back double.

New Heart English Bible

If the stolen property is found in his hand alive, whether it is ox, donkey, or sheep, he shall pay double.

The Emphasized Bible

If the thing stolen is found in his hand - whether ox or ass or sheep, alive, with two, shall he make restitution.

Webster

If the theft shall be certainly found in his hand alive, whether an ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.

World English Bible

If the stolen property is found in his hand alive, whether it is ox, donkey, or sheep, he shall pay double.

Youngs Literal Translation

if the theft is certainly found in his hand alive, whether ox, or ass, or sheep -- double he repayeth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If the theft
גּנבה 
G@nebah 
Usage: 2

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

in his hand
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

whether it be ox
שׁור 
Showr 
ox, bullock, cow, bull, wall
Usage: 78

or ass
חמר חמור 
Chamowr 
ass
Usage: 96

or sheep
שׂי שׂה 
Seh 
Usage: 47

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Laws About Restitution

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. 4 If what he stole is actually found alive in his possession, whether an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double. 5 “If a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed bare and lets his animal loose so that it grazes in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best of his own field and the best of his own vineyard.



Cross References

Exodus 21:16

He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 22:1

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.

Exodus 22:7

If a man gives his neighbor money or goods to keep for him and it is stolen from the man’s house, if the thief is caught, he shall pay double.

Exodus 22:9

For every breach of trust, whether it is for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any lost thing about which one says, ‘This is it,’ the case of both parties shall come before the judges; he whom the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor.

Proverbs 6:31

But when he is found, he must repay sevenfold;
He must give all the substance of his house.

Isaiah 40:2

Speak kindly to Jerusalem;
And call out to her, that her warfare has ended,
That her iniquity has been removed,
That she has received of the Lord’s hand
Double for all her sins.”

Jeremiah 16:18

I will first doubly repay their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable idols and with their abominations.”

Revelation 18:6

Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.

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