Exodus 23:4



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him.

King James Version

If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

International Standard Version

"If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, you are to certainly return it to him.

A Conservative Version

If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, thou shall surely bring it back to him again.

American Standard Version

If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

Amplified

If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.

Bible in Basic English

If you come across the ox or the ass of one who is no friend to you wandering from its way, you are to take it back to him

Darby Translation

If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt certainly bring it back to him.

Holman Bible

"If you come across your enemy's stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If thou should encounter thine enemy's ox or his ass astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

Julia Smith Translation

If thou shalt meet thine enemy's ox or his ass wandering, turning back, thou shalt turn him back to him.

King James 2000

If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'If you come upon the ox of your enemy or his donkey going astray, you will certainly bring it back to him

Modern King James verseion

If you meet your enemy's ox or his ass going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When thou meetest thine enemy's ox or ass going astray, thou shalt bring them to him again.

NET Bible

"If you encounter your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, you must by all means return it to him.

New Heart English Bible

"If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.

New simplified Bible

If you see your enemy's cow or donkey running loose, take it back to him.

The Emphasized Bible

When thou meetest the ox of thine enemy, or his ass, going astray, thou shalt, surely bring it back, to him.

Webster

If thou shalt meet thy enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

World English Bible

"If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.

Youngs Literal Translation

'When thou meetest thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou dost certainly turn it back to him;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If thou meet
פּגע 
Paga` 
Usage: 46

אויב איב 
'oyeb 
Usage: 272

ox
שׁור 
Showr 
ox , bullock , cow , bull , wall
Usage: 78

or his ass
חמר חמור 
Chamowr 
Usage: 96

תּעה 
Ta`ah 
err , astray , wander , seduced , stagger , out of the way , away , deceived ,
Usage: 50

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Regulations Regarding Justice

3 nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his dispute. 4 "If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him. 5 "If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying helpless under its load, you shall refrain from leaving it to him, you shall surely release it with him.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 22:1-4

"You shall not see your countryman's ox or his sheep straying away, and pay no attention to them; you shall certainly bring them back to your countryman.

Proverbs 25:21

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

Matthew 5:44

"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.

Job 31:29-30

"Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or exulted when evil befell him?

Proverbs 24:17-18

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;

Luke 6:27-28

"But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Romans 12:17-21

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone Respect what is right in the sight of all men.



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