Fines [Heb. vb. ʿānaš (Ex. 21:22; Dt. 22:19; Prov. 17:26; Am. 2:8)]; AV BE SURELY PUNISHED, AMERCE IN, PUNISH, CONDEMN, Monetary penalties, often added to other forms of punishment, were assessed in biblical times both as compensation for hurt, loss, or damage and as a deterrent to criminal behavior.