"If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurelya but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands1 and the court allows.
But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life,224
eye for eye, tooth for tooth,3 hand for hand, foot for foot,
burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
"If a man hits a manservant or maidservant in the eye and destroys it, he must let the servant go free to compensate for the eye.
And if he knocks out the tooth of a manservant or maidservant, he must let the servant go free to compensate for the tooth.
"If a bull gores a man or a woman to death, the bull must be stoned to death,4 and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible.
If, however, the bull has had the habit of goring and the owner has been warned but has not kept it penned up5 and it kills a man or woman, the bull must be stoned and the owner also must be put to death.
However, if payment is demanded of him, he may redeem his life by paying whatever is demanded.631
This law also applies if the bull gores a son or daughter.
If the bull gores a male or female slave, the owner must pay thirty shekelsb7 of silver to the master of the slave, and the bull must be stoned.
"If a man uncovers a pit8 or digs one and fails to cover it and an ox or a donkey falls into it,
the owner of the pit must pay for the loss; he must pay its owner, and the dead animal will be his.
"If a man's bull injures the bull of another and it dies, they are to sell the live one and divide both the money and the dead animal equally.
However, if it was known that the bull had the habit of goring, yet the owner did not keep it penned up,9 the owner must pay, animal for animal, and the dead animal will be his.