Exodus 23:4
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
“If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, you shall bring it back to him.

King James Bible
If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

American Standard Version
If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thou meet thy enemy's ox or ass going astray, bring it back to him.

English Revised Version
If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

Webster's Bible Translation
If thou shalt meet thy enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

Exodus 23:4 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Thy fulness and thy flowing thou shalt not delay (to Me)." מלאה fulness, signifies the produce of corn (Deuteronomy 22:9); and דּמע (lit., tear, flowing, liquor stillans), which only occurs here, is a poetical epithet for the produce of the press, both wine and oil (cf. δάκρυον τῶν δένδρων, lxx; arborum lacrimae, Plin. 11:6). The meaning is correctly given by the lxx: ἀπαρχὰς ἅλωνος καὶ ληνοῦ σοῦ. That the command not to delay and not to withhold the fulness, etc., relates to the offering of the first-fruits of the field and vineyard, as is more fully defined in Exodus 23:19 and Deuteronomy 26:2-11, is evident from what follows, in which the law given at the exodus from Egypt, with reference to the sanctification of the first-born of man and beast (Exodus 13:2, Exodus 13:12), is repeated and incorporated in the rights of Israel, inasmuch as the adoption of the first-born on the part of Jehovah was a perpetual guarantee to the whole nation of the right of covenant fellowship. (On the rule laid down in Exodus 22:30, see Leviticus 22:27.)

Exodus 23:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Deuteronomy 22:1-4 You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide yourself from them...

Job 31:29,30 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him...

Proverbs 24:17,18 Rejoice not when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles...

Proverbs 25:21 If your enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you...

Luke 6:27,28 But I say to you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you...

Romans 12:17-21 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men...

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Cross References
Leviticus 6:3
or has found something lost and lied about it, swearing falsely--in any of all the things that people do and sin thereby--

Deuteronomy 22:1
"You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep going astray and ignore them. You shall take them back to your brother.

Proverbs 25:21
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,

Jump to Previous
Ass Astray Donkey Enemy's Friend Meet Meetest Ox Sure Surely Turn Wandering Way
Jump to Next
Ass Astray Donkey Enemy's Friend Meet Meetest Ox Sure Surely Turn Wandering Way
Links
Exodus 23:4 NIV
Exodus 23:4 NLT
Exodus 23:4 ESV
Exodus 23:4 NASB
Exodus 23:4 KJV

Exodus 23:4 Bible Apps
Exodus 23:4 Biblia Paralela
Exodus 23:4 Chinese Bible
Exodus 23:4 French Bible
Exodus 23:4 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 23:3
Top of Page
Top of Page