If you see your fellow Israelite’s ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner.n 2 If they do not live near you or if you do not know who owns it, take it home with you and keep it until they come looking for it. Then give it back. 3 Do the same if you find their donkey or cloak or anything else they have lost. Do not ignore it.
6 If you come across a bird’s nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young.q 7 You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go,r so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life.s
8 When you build a new house, make a parapet around your roof so that you may not bring the guilt of bloodshed on your house if someone falls from the roof.t
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