Exodus 21:12-21 (New International Version)

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Personal Injuries

12 "Anyone who strikes a man and kills him shall surely be put to death.1 13 However, if he does not do it intentionally, but God lets it happen, he is to flee to a place2 I will designate. 14 But if a man schemes and kills another man deliberately,3 take him away from my altar and put him to death.4 15 "Anyone who attacksa his father or his mother must be put to death. 16 "Anyone who kidnaps another and either sells5 him or still has him when he is caught must be put to death.6 17 "Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.7 18 "If men quarrel and one hits the other with a stone or with his fistb and he does not die but is confined to bed, 19 the one who struck the blow will not be held responsible if the other gets up and walks around outside with his staff; however, he must pay the injured man for the loss of his time and see that he is completely healed. 20 "If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished, 21 but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property.8
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