'Ox' in the Bible
Do not covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
“When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox must be stoned, and its meat may not be eaten, but the ox’s owner is innocent.
However, if the ox was in the habit of goring, and its owner has been warned yet does not restrain it, and it kills a man or a woman, the ox must be stoned, and its owner must also be put to death.
If the ox gores a male or female slave, he must give 30 shekels of silver to the slave’s master, and the ox must be stoned.
“When a man uncovers a pit or digs a pit, and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it,
“When a man’s ox injures his neighbor’s ox and it dies, they must sell the live ox and divide its proceeds; they must also divide the dead animal.
If, however, it is known that the ox was in the habit of goring, yet its owner has not restrained it, he must compensate fully, ox for ox; the dead animal will become his.
“When a man steals an ox or a sheep and butchers it or sells it, he must repay five cattle for the ox or four sheep for the sheep.
If what was stolen—whether ox, donkey, or sheep—is actually found alive in his possession, he must repay double.
In any case of wrongdoing involving an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or anything else lost, and someone claims, ‘That’s mine,’ the case between the two parties is to come before the judges. The one the judges condemn must repay double to his neighbor.
“When a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any other animal to care for, but it dies, is injured, or is stolen, while no one is watching,
“If you come across your enemy’s stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.
“Do your work for six days but rest on the seventh day so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave as well as the foreign resident may be refreshed.
just as the fat is removed from the ox of the fellowship sacrifice. The priest is to burn them on the altar of burnt offering.
“Tell the Israelites: You are not to eat any fat of an ox, a sheep, or a goat.
an ox and a ram for a fellowship offering to sacrifice before the Lord; and a grain offering mixed with oil. For today the Lord is going to appear to you.”
Finally, he slaughtered the ox and the ram as the people’s fellowship sacrifice. Aaron’s sons brought him the blood, and he sprinkled it on all sides of the altar.
They also brought the fat portions from the ox and the ram—the fat tail, the fat surrounding the entrails, the kidneys, and the fatty lobe of the liver—
Anyone from the house of Israel who slaughters an ox, sheep, or goat in the camp, or slaughters it outside the camp,
“When an ox, sheep, or goat is born, it must remain with its mother for seven days; from the eighth day on, it will be acceptable as a gift, a fire offering to the Lord.
They brought as their offering before the Lord six covered carts and 12 oxen, a cart from every two leaders and an ox from each one, and presented them in front of the tabernacle.
This is to be done for each ox, ram, lamb, or goat.
“However, you must not redeem the firstborn of an ox, a sheep, or a goat; they are holy. You are to sprinkle their blood on the altar and burn their fat as a fire offering for a pleasing aroma to the Lord.
So the Moabites said to the elders of Midian, “This horde will devour everything around us like an ox eats up the green plants in the field.”Since Balak son of Zippor was Moab’s king at that time,
God brought them out of Egypt;He is like the horns of a wild ox for them.
God brought him out of Egypt;He is like the horns of a wild ox for them.He will feed on enemy nationsand gnaw their bones;he will strike them with his arrows.
but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. You must not do any work—you, your son or daughter, your male or female slave, your ox or donkey, any of your livestock, or the foreigner who lives within your gates, so that your male and female slaves may rest as you do.
Do not covet your neighbor’s wife or desire your neighbor’s house, his field, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
These are the animals you may eat:the ox, the sheep, the goat,
“You must not sacrifice to the Lord your God an ox or sheep with a defect or any serious flaw, for that is detestable to the Lord your God.
This is the priests’ share from the people who offer a sacrifice, whether it is an ox, a sheep, or a goat; the priests are to be given the shoulder, jaws, and stomach.
“If you see your brother’s ox or sheep straying, you must not ignore it; make sure you return it to your brother.
If you see your brother’s donkey or ox fallen down on the road, you must not ignore it; you must help him lift it up.
Do not plow with an ox and a donkey together.
“Do not muzzle an ox while it treads out grain.
Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat any of it. Your donkey will be taken away from you and not returned to you. Your flock will be given to your enemies, and no one will help you.
His firstborn bull has splendor,and horns like those of a wild ox;he gores all the peoples with themto the ends of the earth.Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim,and such are the thousands of Manasseh.
They completely destroyed everything in the city with the sword—every man and woman, both young and old, and every ox, sheep, and donkey.
Then Joshua and all Israel with him took Achan son of Zerah, the silver, the cloak, and the bar of gold, his sons and daughters, his ox, donkey, and sheep, his tent, and all that he had, and brought them up to the Valley of Achor.
They encamped against them and destroyed the produce of the land, even as far as Gaza. They left nothing for Israel to eat, as well as no sheep, ox or donkey.
He took a team of oxen, cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout the land of Israel by messengers who said, “This is what will be done to the ox of anyone who doesn’t march behind Saul and Samuel.” As a result, the terror of the Lord fell on the people, and they went out united.
Here I am. Bring charges against me before the Lord and His anointed: Whose ox or donkey have I taken? Whom have I wronged or mistreated? From whose hand have I taken a bribe to overlook something? I will return it to you.”
He then said, “Go among the troops and say to them, ‘Each man must bring me his ox or his sheep. Do the slaughtering here and then you can eat. Don’t sin against the Lord by eating meat with the blood in it.’” So every one of the troops brought his ox that night and slaughtered it there.
When those carrying the ark of the Lord advanced six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened calf.
Araunah said to David, “My lord the king may take whatever he wants and offer it. Here are the oxen for a burnt offering and the threshing sledges and ox yokes for the wood.
Each day, one ox, six choice sheep, and some fowl were prepared for me. An abundance of all kinds of wine was provided every 10 days. But I didn’t demand the food allotted to the governor, because the burden on the people was so heavy.
Does a wild donkey bray over fresh grassor an ox low over its fodder?
They drive away the donkeys owned by the fatherlessand take the widow’s ox as collateral.
Would the wild ox be willing to serve you?Would it spend the night by your feeding trough?
Can you hold the wild ox to a furrow by its harness?Will it plow the valleys behind you?
Can you trust the wild ox to harvest your grainand bring it to your threshing floor?
Look at Behemoth,which I made along with you.He eats grass like an ox.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,and Sirion, like a young wild ox.
That will please Yahweh more than an ox,more than a bull with horns and hooves.
You have lifted up my hornlike that of a wild ox;I have been anointed with oil.
They exchanged their gloryfor the image of a grass-eating ox.
He follows her impulsivelylike an ox going to the slaughter,like a deer bounding toward a trap
Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty,but an abundant harvest comesthrough the strength of an ox.
The ox knows its owner,and the donkey its master’s feeding trough,but Israel does not know;My people do not understand.”
The cow and the bear will graze,their young ones will lie down together,and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
Those who sow seed are happybeside abundant waters;they let ox and donkey range freely.
The wolf and the lamb will feed together,and the lion will eat straw like the ox,but the serpent’s food will be dust!They will not do what is evil or destroyon My entire holy mountain,”says the Lord.
One slaughters an ox, one kills a man;one sacrifices a lamb, one breaks a dog’s neck;one offers a grain offering, one offers pig’s blood;one offers incense, one praises an idol—all these have chosen their waysand delight in their detestable practices.
With you I will smash the shepherd and his flock;with you I will smash the farmer and his ox-team.With you I will smash governors and officials.
The form of each of their faces was that of a man, and each of the four had the face of a lion on the right, the face of an ox on the left, and the face of an eagle.
But the Lord answered him and said, “Hypocrites! Doesn’t each one of you untie his ox or donkey from the feeding trough on the Sabbath and lead it to water?
And to them, He said, “Which of you whose son or ox falls into a well, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?”
For it is written in the law of Moses, Do not muzzle an ox while it treads out grain. Is God really concerned with oxen?
For the Scripture says:Do not muzzle an oxwhile it is treading out the grain, and,the worker is worthy of his wages.
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