Exodus 21:24
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

King James Bible
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

American Standard Version
eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

English Revised Version
eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

Webster's Bible Translation
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

Exodus 21:24 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Fatal blows and the crimes placed on a par with them are now followed in simple order by the laws relating to bodily injuries.

Exodus 21:18-19

If in the course of a quarrel one man should hit another with a stone or with his fist, so that, although he did not die, he "lay upon his bed," i.e., became bedridden; if the person struck should get up again and walk out with his staff, the other would be innocent, he should "only give him his sitting and have him cured," i.e., compensate him for his loss of time and the cost of recovery. This certainly implies, on the one hand, that if the man died upon his bed, the injury was to be punished with death, according to Exodus 21:12; and on the other hand, that if he died after getting up and going out, no further punishment was to be inflicted for the injury done.

Exodus 21:24 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

This is the earliest account we have of the Lex Talionis, law of like for like.

Exodus 21:26,27 And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake...

Leviticus 24:19,20 And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbor; as he has done, so shall it be done to him...

Deuteronomy 19:21 And your eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Judges 1:6,7 But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes...

1 Samuel 15:33 And Samuel said, As the sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women...

Matthew 5:38-40 You have heard that it has been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth...

Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom...

Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

Cross References
Matthew 5:38
"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.'

Exodus 21:25
burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

Leviticus 24:20
fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; whatever injury he has given a person shall be given to him.

Deuteronomy 19:21
Your eye shall not pity. It shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Jump to Previous
Eye Foot Hand Tooth
Jump to Next
Eye Foot Hand Tooth
Links
Exodus 21:24 NIV
Exodus 21:24 NLT
Exodus 21:24 ESV
Exodus 21:24 NASB
Exodus 21:24 KJV

Exodus 21:24 Bible Apps
Exodus 21:24 Biblia Paralela
Exodus 21:24 Chinese Bible
Exodus 21:24 French Bible
Exodus 21:24 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Exodus 21:23
Top of Page
Top of Page