New International Version
If it was torn to pieces by a wild animal, the neighbor shall bring in the remains as evidence and shall not be required to pay for the torn animal.
King James Bible
If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.
Darby Bible Translation
If it have been torn in pieces, let him bring it [as] witness: he shall not make good what was torn.
World English Bible
If it is torn in pieces, let him bring it for evidence. He shall not make good that which was torn.
Young's Literal Translation
if it is certainly torn, he bringeth it in -- a witness; the torn thing he doth not repay.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If it be torn in pieces - let him bring it for witness - Rather, Let him bring עד הטרפה ed hatterephah, a testimony or evidence of the torn thing, such as the horns, hoofs, etc. This is still a law in some countries among graziers: if a horse, cow, sheep, or goat, entrusted to them, be lost, and the keeper asserts it was devoured by dogs, etc., the law obliges him to produce the horns and hoofs, because on these the owner's mark is generally found. If these can be produced, the keeper is acquitted by the law. The ear is often the place marked, but this is not absolutely required, because a ravenous beast may eat the ear as well as any other part, but he cannot eat the horns or the hoofs. It seems however that in after times two of the legs and the ear were required as evidences to acquit the shepherd of all guilt. See Amos 3:12.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
torn in pieces
let him bring it for witness. or, rather, let him bring' an evidence of the thing torn, such as the horns, hoofs, etc.
LibraryExcursus on Usury.
The famous canonist Van Espen defines usury thus: "Usura definitur lucrum ex mutuo exactum aut speratum;"  and then goes on to defend the proposition that, "Usury is forbidden by natural, by divine, and by human law. The first is proved thus. Natural law, as far as its first principles are concerned, is contained in the decalogue; but usury is prohibited in the decalogue, inasmuch as theft is prohibited; and this is the opinion of the Master of the Sentences, of St. Bonaventura, of St. Thomas …
Philip Schaff—The Seven Ecumenical Councils
Ciii. Zacchæus. Parable of the Pounds. Journey to Jerusalem.
The Development of the Earlier Old Testament Laws
The Blessing of Jacob Upon Judah. (Gen. Xlix. 8-10. )
But if the animal was stolen from the neighbor, restitution must be made to the owner.
"If anyone borrows an animal from their neighbor and it is injured or dies while the owner is not present, they must make restitution.
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