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. 2 If a thief be found bbreaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall cno blood be shed for him. 3 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. 4 If the theft be certainly efound in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall frestore double.
5 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. 6 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. 7 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. 8 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. 9 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.
About King James Version
This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.