Exodus 22:2
Douay-Rheims Bible
If a thief be found breaking open a house or undermining it, and be wounded so as to die: he that slew him shall not be guilty of blood.

New American Bible
[If a thief is caught in the act of housebreaking and beaten to death, there is no bloodguilt involved.

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If a thief be found breaking open a house or undermining it, and be wounded so as to die: he that slew him shall not be guilty of blood.

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Job 24:14 The murderer riseth at the very break of day, he killeth the needy, and the poor man: but in the night he will be as a thief.

Job 30:5 Who snatched up these things out of the valleys, and when they had found any of them, they ran to them with a cry.

Hosea 7:1 When I would have healed Israel, the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria, for they have committed falsehood, and the thief is come in to steal, the robber is without.

Joel 2:9 They shall enter into the city: they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up the houses, they shall come in at the windows, as a thief.

Matthew 6:19,20 Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal. . . .

Matthew 24:43 But this know ye, that, if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch and would not suffer his house to be broken open.

1 Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord shall so come as a thief in the night.

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Numbers 35:27 And be struck by him that is the avenger of blood: he shall not be guilty that killed him.

Context
Property Laws
1If any man steal an ox or a sheep, and kill or sell it: he shall restore five oxen for one ox, and four sheep for one sheep. 2If a thief be found breaking open a house or undermining it, and be wounded so as to die: he that slew him shall not be guilty of blood.3But if he did this when the sun is risen, he hath committed murder, and he shall die. If he have not wherewith to make restitution for the theft, he shall be sold.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:19
Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal.

Matthew 24:43
But this know ye, that, if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch and would not suffer his house to be broken open.

1 Peter 4:15
But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or a railer or coveter of other men's things.

Job 24:16
He diggeth through houses in the dark, as in the day they had appointed for themselves, and they have not known the light.

Jeremiah 2:34
And in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor and innocent? not in ditches have I found them, but in all places, which I mentioned before.

Additional Translations
If a thief is caught breaking in and is beaten to death, no one shall be guilty of bloodshed.If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.

If the thief be found breaking in, and be smitten so that he dieth, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him.

And if the thief be found in the breach made by himself and be smitten and die, there shall not be blood shed for him.

If the thief be encountered breaking in, and be smitten so that he die, there shall be no blood-guiltiness for him.

If the thief be found breaking in, and be smitten that he die, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him.

If a thief shall be found breaking through, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.

If the thief is found breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt of bloodshed for him.

'If in the breaking through, the thief is found, and he hath been smitten, and hath died, there is no blood for him;
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