Exodus 22:1-4 CSB

Laws about Theft

1 a "When a man steals an ox or a sheepb and butchers it or sells it, he must repay five cattle for the ox or four sheep for the sheep.c

References for Exodus 22:1

    • a 22:1 - Ex 21:37 in Hb
    • b 22:1 - The Hb word can refer to sheep or goats.
    • c 22:1 - 2 Sm 12:4,6; Lk 19:8
      2 d If a thief is caught in the act of breaking in, and he is beaten to death, no one is guilty of bloodshed.

      References for Exodus 22:2

        • d 22:2 - Ex 22:1 in Hb
          3 But if this happens after sunrise,e there is guilt of bloodshed. A thief must make full restitution. If he is unable, he is to be sold because of his theft.

          References for Exodus 22:3

            • e 22:3 - Lit if the sun has risen over him
              4 If what was stolen-whether ox, donkey, or sheep-is actually found alive in his possession, he must repay double.