New International Version
"If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it.
King James Bible
If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.
Darby Bible Translation
-- If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt certainly bring it back to him.
World English Bible
"If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.
Young's Literal Translation
'When thou meetest thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou dost certainly turn it back to him;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If thou meet thine enemy's ox - going astray - From the humane and heavenly maxim in this and the following verse, our blessed Lord has formed the following precept: "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you;" Matthew 5:44. A precept so plain, wise, benevolent, and useful, can receive no other comment than that which its influence on the heart of a kind and merciful man produces in his life.
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'And the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of thy labours, which them hast sown In thy field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.' --EXODUS xxiii. 16. The Israelites seem to have had a double beginning of the year--one in spring, one at the close of harvest; or it may only be that here the year is regarded from the natural point of view--a farmer's year. This feast was at the gathering in of the fruits, which was …
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or if they find lost property and lie about it, or if they swear falsely about any such sin that people may commit--
If you see your fellow Israelite's ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner.
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
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