Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

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

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 wandering off, you must bring it back to him.

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.

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.

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 
ass
Usage: 96

תּעה 
Ta`ah 
Usage: 50

thou shalt surely
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

bring it back
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Regulations Regarding Justice

3 neither shall thou favor a poor man in his case. 4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, thou shall surely bring it back to him again. 5 If thou see the donkey of him who hates thee lying under his burden, thou shall refrain leaving him. Thou shall surely release [it] with him.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 22:1-4

Thou shall not see thy brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them. Thou shall surely bring them again to thy brother.

Proverbs 25:21

If thine enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.

Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that not any man repays evil for evil to any man, but always pursue the good, both for each other and for all.

Job 31:29-30

if I have rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him

Proverbs 24:17-18

Rejoice not when thine enemy falls, and let not thy heart be glad when he is overthrown,

Luke 6:27-28

But I say to you, to those who hear, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.

Romans 12:17-21

rendering to no man evil for evil, premeditating things right in the sight of all men.

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