New International Version
And an owner who knocks out the tooth of a male or female slave must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth.
King James Bible
And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.
Darby Bible Translation
And if he knock out his bondman's tooth or his handmaid's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth.
World English Bible
If he strikes out his male servant's tooth, or his female servant's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.
Young's Literal Translation
and if a tooth of his man-servant or a tooth of his handmaid he knock out, as a freeman he doth send him away for his tooth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If he smite out his - tooth - It was a noble law that obliged the unmerciful slaveholder to set the slave at liberty whose eye or tooth he had knocked out. If this did not teach them humanity, it taught them caution, as one rash blow might have deprived them of all right to the future services of the slave; and thus self-interest obliged them to be cautious and circumspect.
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[Sidenote: First the principle, and then the detailed laws] If the canon of the New Testament had remained open as long as did that of the Old, there is little doubt that it also would have contained many laws, legal precedents, and ecclesiastical histories. From the writings of the Church Fathers and the records of the Catholic Church it is possible to conjecture what these in general would have been. The early history of Christianity illustrates the universal fact that the broad principles are …
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The Section Chap. I. -iii.
"An owner who hits a male or female slave in the eye and destroys it must let the slave go free to compensate for the eye.
"If a bull gores a man or woman to death, the bull is to be stoned to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible.
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Jump to NextAccount Blow Bondman's Caused Compensate Female Free Freeman Handmaid Knock Knocks Loss Maidservant Maid-Servant's Male Manservant Man-Servant Sake Servant Servant's Slave Smite Strikes Tooth
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