English Standard Version
the owner of the pit shall make restoration. He shall give money to its owner, and the dead beast shall be his.
King James Bible
The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.
American Standard Version
the owner of the pit shall make it good; he shall give money unto the owner thereof, and the dead beast'shall be his.
The owner of the pit shall pay the price of the beasts: and that which is dead shall be his own.
English Revised Version
the owner of the pit shall make it good; he shall give money unto the owner of them, and the dead beast shall be his.
Webster's Bible Translation
The owner of the pit shall make compensation, and give money to the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The life of man is also protected against injury from cattle (cf. Genesis 9:5). "If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die, the ox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten;" because, as the stoning already shows, it was laden with the guilt of murder, and therefore had become unclean (cf. Numbers 35:33). The master or owner of the ox was innocent, sc., if his ox had not bee known to do so before. But if this were the case, "if his master have been warned (בּבעליו הוּעד, lit., testimony laid against its master), and notwithstanding this he have not kept it in," then the master was to be put to death, because through his carelessness in keeping the ox he had caused the death, and therefore shared the guilt. As this guilt, however, had not been incurred through an intentional crime, but had arisen simply from carelessness, he was allowed to redeem his forfeited life by the payment of expiation money (כּפר, lit., covering, expiation, cf. Exodus 30:12), "according to all that was laid upon him," sc., by the judge.
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"When a man opens a pit, or when a man digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it,
"When one man's ox butts another's, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and share its price, and the dead beast also they shall share.
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