New International Version
"Anyone who kidnaps someone is to be put to death, whether the victim has been sold or is still in the kidnapper's possession.
King James Bible
And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Darby Bible Translation
And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall certainly be put to death.
World English Bible
"Anyone who kidnaps someone and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Young's Literal Translation
'And he who stealeth a man, and hath sold him, and he hath been found in his hand, is certainly put to death.
Exodus 21:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that stealeth a man - By this law every man-stealer, and every receiver of the stolen person, should lose his life; no matter whether the latter stole the man himself, or gave money to a slave captain.
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1 Timothy 1:10
for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers--and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine
"You shall not steal.
"Anyone who attacks their father or mother is to be put to death.
If someone is caught kidnapping a fellow Israelite and treating or selling them as a slave, the kidnapper must die. You must purge the evil from among you.
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