Exodus 22:1–3

Protection of Property

22 a “Whoever steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it must pay backw five head of cattle for the ox and four sheep for the sheep.

“If a thief is caught breaking inx at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed;y but if it happens after sunrise, the defender is guilty of bloodshed.

“Anyone who steals must certainly make restitution,z but if they have nothing, they must be solda to pay for their theft.

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