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Personal Injuries

21:12 27 “Whoever strikes someone28 so that he dies29 must surely be put to death.30 21:13 But if he does not do it with premeditation,31 but it happens by accident,32 then I will appoint for you a place where he may flee. 21:14 But if a man willfully attacks his neighbor to kill him cunningly,33 you will take him even from my altar that he may die.

21:15 “Whoever strikes34 his father or his mother must surely be put to death.

21:16 “Whoever kidnaps someone35 and sells him,36 or is caught still holding him,37 must surely be put to death.

21:17 “Whoever treats his father or his mother disgracefully38 must surely be put to death.

21:18 “If men fight, and one strikes his neighbor with a stone or with his fist and he does not die, but must remain in bed,39 21:19 and then40 if he gets up and walks about41 outside on his staff, then the one who struck him is innocent, except he must pay42 for the injured person’s43 loss of time44 and see to it that he is fully healed.

21:20 “If a man strikes his male servant or his female servant with a staff so that he or she45 dies as a result of the blow,46 he will surely be punished.47 21:21 However, if the injured servant48 survives one or two days, the owner49 will not be punished, for he has suffered the loss.50

21:22 “If men fight and hit a pregnant woman and her child is born prematurely,51 but there is no serious injury, he will surely be punished in accordance with what the woman’s husband demands of him, and he will pay what the court decides.52 21:23 But if there is serious injury, then you will give a life for a life, 21:24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 21:25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.53

21:26 “If a man strikes the eye of his male servant or his female servant so that he destroys it,54 he will let the servant55 go free56 as compensation for the eye. 21:27 If he knocks out the tooth of his male servant or his female servant, he will let the servant57 go free as compensation for the tooth.


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