Rules About Killing Animals

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Exodus 13:13

And every first offspring of a donkey you will redeem with small livestock, and if you will not redeem [it], then you will break its neck, and every firstborn human among your sons you will redeem.

Exodus 34:20

But the first offspring of a donkey you will redeem with small livestock, and if you will not redeem [it], you will break its neck. Every firstborn of your sons you will redeem, and you will not appear before me empty-handed.

Exodus 21:28

" 'And if an ox gores a man or a woman and he dies, the ox will surely be stoned, and its meat will not be eaten, and the owner of the ox [is] innocent.

Exodus 21:29

But if it was a goring ox {before} and its owner was warned and did not restrain it and it kills a man or a woman, the ox will be stoned, and the owner also will be put to death.

Exodus 21:32

If the ox gores a male slave or a female slave, he will give thirty shekels of silver to his master, and the ox will be stoned.

Leviticus 20:15

" 'As for a man who {has sexual relations} with an animal, he shall surely be put to death, and you must kill the animal.

Leviticus 20:16

As for a woman who approaches any animal to copulate with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death--their blood [is] on them.

Leviticus 17:3-4

"{Any man} from the house of Israel who slaughters an ox or a sheep or a goat in the camp or who slaughters [it] {outside the camp} and he does not bring it to the tent of assembly's entrance to present an offering to Yahweh {before} Yahweh's tabernacle, then that man shall be accounted bloodguilty--he has poured out blood, and that man shall be cut off from the midst of his people.

Leviticus 24:18

And {he who kills} a domestic animal must repay [for] it life in place of life.

Leviticus 24:21

And a killer of a domestic animal must repay [for] it, and a killer of a human shall be put to death.

Leviticus 22:28

And you shall not slaughter an ox or a sheep and {its young} on {the same day}.

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