'Damage' in the Bible
If men contend with each other, and a pregnant woman [interfering] is hurt so that she has a miscarriage, yet no further damage follows, [the one who hurt her] shall surely be punished with a fine [paid] to the woman's husband, as much as the judges determine.
But if any damage follows, then you shall give life for life,
But if the owner is with it [when the damage is done], the borrower shall not make it good. If it is a hired thing, the damage is included in its hire.
Be sure that you do this. Why should damage grow, to the hurt of the kings?
For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, slain, and wiped out of existence! But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I would have held my tongue, for our affliction is not to be compared with the damage this will do to the king.
He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet [of satisfactory delivery] and drinks the damage.