And if a man borrow ought of his neighbor, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.…
1. God in His law provideth against hurting our neighbour's goods by borrowing.
2. Hurt and death may come to things borrowed without the sin of the borrower.
3. In case of the borrower's faultlessness in hurt, no restitution doth God award.
4. In case of wilful hurt and spoil the borrower by God's law must make it good.
5. Things wilfully hurt which are borrowed by hire must be satisfied by God's law.
6. Perishing of such in a lawful use of them, God's law accounts satisfied by their hire (vers. 14, 15).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.