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Exodus 21:22–25:9

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22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall upay as xthe judges determine. 23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give ylife for life, 24 zEye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 Burning for burning, awound for wound, stripe for stripe. 26 And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye’s sake. 27 And if he smite out his manservant’s tooth, or his maidservant’s tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth’s sake.

28 If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then bthe ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit. 29 But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death. 30 If there be laid on him ca sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him. 31 Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him. 32 If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master dthirty shekels of silver, and the eox shall be stoned. 33 And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein; 34 The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his. 35 And if one man’s ox hurt another’s, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead ox also they shall divide. 36 Or if it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his owner hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own.

22 If a man shall steal an ox, or a ||sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and afour sheep for a sheep. If a thief be found bbreaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall cno blood be shed for him. If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be dsold for his theft. If the theft be certainly efound in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall frestore double.

If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution. If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution. If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man’s house; gif the thief be found, let him pay double. If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the hjudges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods. For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before ithe judges; and whom ithe judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour. 10 If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it: 11 Then shall an koath of the Lord be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good. 12 And lif it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof. 13 If it be ltorn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn. 14 And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good. 15 But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire.

16 And mif a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. 17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the ndowry of virgins. 18 oThou shalt not suffer a witch to live. 19 pWhosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death. 20 qHe that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the Lord only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

21 rThou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. 22 sYe shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. 23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and they tcry at all unto me, I will surely uhear their cry; 24 And my xwrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and yyour wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

25 zIf thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. 26 aIf thou at all take thy neighbour’s raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down: 27 For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he bcrieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am cgracious.

28 Thou shalt not drevile the ||gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people. 29 Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: ethe firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me. 30 fLikewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: gseven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me. 31 And ye shall be hholy men unto me: kneither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.

23 Thou ashalt not ||raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an bunrighteous witness. cThou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest djudgment: Neither shalt thou ecountenance a poor man in his cause. fIf thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, ||and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him. gThou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause. hKeep thee far from a false matter; iand the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for kI will not justify the wicked. And lthou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous. Also mthou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

10 And nsix years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: 11 But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy ||oliveyard. 12 oSix days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed. 13 And in all things that I have said unto you be pcircumspect: and qmake no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

14 rThree stimes thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. 15 tThou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: uand none shall appear before me empty:) 16 xAnd the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and ythe feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. 17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord God. 18 zThou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my ||sacrifice remain until the morning. 19 aThe first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the Lord thy God. bThou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.

20 cBehold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. 21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, dprovoke him not; for he will enot pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. 22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then fI will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and ||an adversary unto thine adversaries. 23 gFor mine Angel shall go before thee, and hbring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off. 24 Thou shalt not ibow down to their gods, nor serve them, knor do after their works: lbut thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down mtheir images. 25 And ye shall nserve the Lord your God, and ohe shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and pI will take sickness away from the midst of thee. 26 qThere shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will rfulfil. 27 I will send smy fear before thee, and will tdestroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee. 28 And uI will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. 29 wI will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee. 30 By little and little I will drive …

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ver. 30. Deut. 22:18, 19.

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ch. 30:12. Num. 35:31, 32. Job 33:24 and marg., in the Heb.

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ver. 28.

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Or, goat. See ch. 12:3, 5. and ver. 4, 9, 10 (Heb.).

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Matt. 24:43 (Greek).

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Num. 35:27 marg.

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ch. 21:2.

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ch. 21:16.

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Comp. ver. 1, 7.

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ver. 4.

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See ch. 21:6. & ver. 9, 28.

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ver. 8.

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ver. 8.

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Heb. weigh. Gen. 23:16.

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ver. 27. Ps. 18:6. & 145:19. So James 5:4.

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See ver. 23.

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See ch. 21:17. Comp. 2 Sam. 19:21. Eccles. 10:20. Jude 8. Cited Acts 23:5.

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Or, judges. ver. 8, 9.

Heb. thy fulness.

Heb. tear.

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ch. 13:2. So ch. 13:12. & 34:19.

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So ch. 19:6.

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ver. 7. Comp. 2 Sam. 19:27 with 16:3.

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Or, receive. So Ps. 15:3 marg.

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Comp. Gen. 7:1. ch. 32:1, 2. Job 31:34.

Heb. answer.

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Expressed in ver. 6.

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Lev. 19:15, 32 (Heb.).

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Or, wilt thou cease to help him? or, and wouldest cease to leave thy business for him: thou shalt surely leave it to join with him.

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ver. 1. Lev. 19:11.

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So ch. 34:7.

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Heb. the seeing. So ch. 4:11.

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See ch. 22:21, 22.

Heb. soul.

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Or, olive trees.

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See ch. 20:8, 9, &c. Deut. 5:13–15. Luke 13:14.

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ver. 21 (Heb.). Deut. 4:9 (Heb.).

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ver. 17. ch. 34:23. Deut. 16:16.

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Num. 22:28, 32, 33, in the Heb.

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ch. 12:8. & 34:25. Lev. 2:11.

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Or, feast.

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See Gen. 18:2. ch. 14:19. Comp. ch. 33:2, 14. Josh. 5:13, 14. & 6:2.

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Josh. 24:19 (Heb.). Comp. ch. 32:34. & 34:7. Num. 14:35.

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Or, I will afflict them that afflict thee.

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ver. 20. ch. 33:2.

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See ch. 13:5.

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ch. 20:5.

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ch. 24:4 (Heb.). & 34:13 marg. Lev. 26:1 marg. Deut. 7:5 marg. & 12:3 (Heb.). & 16:22 marg. 2 Kin. 18:4 marg. & 23:14 marg. 2 Chr. 31:1 marg.

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So Deut. 7:13. & 28:5, 8.

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ch. 15:26 (Heb.). Deut. 7:15.

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Heb. neck. 2 Sam. 22:41. Ps. 18:40. Comp. Josh. 10:24.

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