Exodus 22
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1When a man steals an ox or sheep, and has slaughtered it or sold it, he repays [with] five of the herd for the ox, and four of the flock for the sheep.

2If in the breaking through, the thief is found, and he has been struck and has died, there is no blood for him; 3if the sun has risen on him, blood [is] for him, he certainly repays; if he has nothing, then he has been sold for his theft; 4if the theft is certainly found alive in his hand, whether ox, or donkey, or sheep—he repays double.

5When a man depastures a field or vineyard, and has sent out his beast, and it has pastured in the field of another, he repays [with] the best of his field, and the best of his vineyard.

6When fire goes forth and has found thorns, and a stack, or the standing grain, or the field has been consumed, he who causes the burning certainly repays.

7When a man gives silver or vessels to his neighbor to keep, and it has been stolen out of the man’s house; if the thief is found, he repays double. 8If the thief is not found, then the master of the house has been brought near to God [to see] whether he has not put forth his hand against the work of his neighbor. 9For every matter of transgression, for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for raiment, for any lost thing of which it is said that it is his, the matter of them both comes to God; he whom God condemns repays double to his neighbor.

10When a man gives to his neighbor a donkey, or ox, or sheep, or any beast to keep, and it has died, or has been hurt, or taken captive, [with] none seeing— 11an oath of YHWH is between them both, that he has not put forth his hand against the work of his neighbor, and its owner has accepted, and he does not repay; 12but if it is certainly stolen from him, he repays to its owner; 13if it is certainly torn, he brings it in [as] a witness; he does not repay the torn thing.

14And when a man asks for [anything] from his neighbor, and it has been hurt or has died—its owner not being with it—he certainly repays; 15if its owner [is] with it, he does not repay—if it [is] a hired thing, it has come for its hire.

16And when a man entices a virgin who [is] not betrothed, and has lain with her, he certainly endows her to himself for a wife; 17if her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he weighs out money according to the dowry of virgins.

18You do not keep a witch alive.

19Whoever lies with a beast is certainly put to death.

20He who is sacrificing to a god, except to YHWH alone, is devoted.

21And you do not oppress a sojourner, nor crush him, for you have been sojourners in the land of Egypt. 22You do not afflict any widow or orphan; 23if you really afflict him, surely if he cries to Me at all, I certainly hear his cry; 24and My anger has burned, and I have slain you by the sword, and your wives have been widows, and your sons orphans.

25If you lend money [to] My poor people [who are] with you, you are not as a usurer to him; you do not lay usury on him; 26if you take the garment of your neighbor in pledge at all, you return it to him during the going in of the sun: 27for it is his only covering, it [is] his garment for his skin; wherein does he lie down? And it has come to pass, when he cries to Me, that I have heard, for I [am] gracious.

28You do not revile God, and you do not curse a prince among your people.

29You do not delay your fullness and your liquids; you give the firstborn of your sons to Me; 30so you do to your ox [and] to your sheep; it is with its mother [for] seven days, on the eighth day you give it to Me.

31And you are holy men to Me, and you do not eat flesh torn in the field, you cast it to a dog.


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