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Exodus 22:2 ASV
If the thief be found breaking in, and be smitten so that he dieth, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him.
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Exodus 22:2 BBE
If a thief is taken in the act of forcing his way into a house, and his death is caused by a blow, the owner of the house is not responsible for his blood.
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Exodus 22:2 CEB
If the thief is caught breaking in and is beaten and dies, the one who killed him won't be guilty of bloodshed.
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Exodus 22:2 CJB
"If a thief caught in the act of breaking in is beaten to death, it is not murder;
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Exodus 22:2 RHE
If a thief be found breaking open a house or undermining it, and be wounded so as to die: he that slew him shall not be guilty of blood.
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Exodus 22:2 ESV
If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him,
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Exodus 22:2 GW
"If anyone catches a thief breaking in and hits him so that he dies, he is not guilty of murder.
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Exodus 22:2 GNT
He must pay for what he stole. If he owns nothing, he shall be sold as a slave to pay for what he has stolen. If the stolen animal, whether a cow, a donkey, or a sheep, is found alive in his possession, he shall pay two for one. "If a thief is caught breaking into a house at night and is killed, the one who killed him is not guilty of murder. But if it happens during the day, he is guilty of murder.
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Exodus 22:2 HNV
If the thief is found breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt of bloodshed for him.
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Exodus 22:2 CSB
If a thief is caught in the act of breaking in, and he is beaten to death, no one is guilty of bloodshed.
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Exodus 22:2 KJV
If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die , there shall no blood be shed for him.
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Exodus 22:2 LEB
" 'If a thief is found in the act of breaking in and he is struck and he dies, there is not bloodguilt for him.
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Exodus 22:2 NAS
"If the thief is caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account.
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Exodus 22:2 NIRV
"Suppose you catch a thief breaking into your house. And suppose you hit the thief and kill him. Then you are not guilty of murder.
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Exodus 22:2 NIV
"If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck so that he dies, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed;
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Exodus 22:2 NKJV
If the thief is found breaking in, and he is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt for his bloodshed.
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Exodus 22:2 NLT
"If a thief is caught in the act of breaking into a house and is killed in the process, the person who killed the thief is not guilty.
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Exodus 22:2 NRS
If a thief is found breaking in, and is beaten to death, no bloodguilt is incurred;
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Exodus 22:2 RSV
If the stolen beast is found alive in his possession, whether it is an ox or an ass or a sheep, he shall pay double.
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Exodus 22:2 DBY
If the thief be encountered breaking in, and be smitten so that he die, there shall be no blood-guiltiness for him.
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Exodus 22:2 MSG
If the thief is caught while breaking in and is hit hard and dies, there is no bloodguilt.
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Exodus 22:2 WBT
If a thief shall be found breaking through, and be smitten that he die, [there shall] no blood [be shed] for him.
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Exodus 22:2 TMB
"If a thief be found breaking in and be smitten so that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.
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Exodus 22:2 TNIV
"If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed;
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Exodus 22:2 TYN
Yf a thefe be founde breakynge vpp ad be smytten that he dye, there shall no bloude be shed for him:
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Exodus 22:2 WEB
If the thief is found breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt of bloodshed for him.
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Exodus 22:2 WYC
And if a night thief breaking (into) an house, either undermining (it), is found (out), and he taken is (made) dead by a wound, or hurt (and when he is caught, he dieth from a wound), the smiter shall not be guilty of his blood, or death;
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Exodus 22:2 YLT
`If in the breaking through, the thief is found, and he hath been smitten, and hath died, there is no blood for him;
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Exodus 22 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 22

Judicial laws.

- The people of God should ever be ready to show mildness and mercy, according to the spirit of these laws. We must answer to God, not only for what we do maliciously, but for what we do heedlessly. Therefore, when we have done harm to our neighbour, we should make restitution, though not compelled by law. Let these scriptures lead our souls to remember, that if the grace of God has indeed appeared to us, then it has taught us, and enabled us so to conduct ourselves by its holy power, that denying ungodliness and wordly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, ( Titus 2:12 ) . And the grace of God teaches us, that as the Lord is our portion, there is enough in him to satisfy all the desires of our souls.

Exodus 22 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 22

Exodus 22:1-31 . LAWS CONCERNING THEFT.

1-4. If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep--The law respects the theft of cattle which constituted the chief part of their property. The penalty for the theft of a sheep which was slain or sold, was fourfold; for an ox fivefold, because of its greater utility in labor; but, should the stolen animal have been recovered alive, a double compensation was all that was required, because it was presumable he (the thief) was not a practised adept in dishonesty. A robber breaking into a house at midnight might, in self-defense, be slain with impunity; but if he was slain after sunrise, it would be considered murder, for it was not thought likely an assault would then be made upon the lives of the occupants. In every case where a thief could not make restitution, he was sold as a slave for the usual term.

6. If fire break out, and catch in thorns--This refers to the common practice in the East of setting fire to the dry grass before the fall of the autumnal rains, which prevents the ravages of vermin, and is considered a good preparation of the ground for the next crop. The very parched state of the herbage and the long droughts of summer, make the kindling of a fire an operation often dangerous, and always requiring caution from its liability to spread rapidly.
stacks--or as it is rendered "shocks" ( Judges 15:5 , Job 5:26 ), means simply a bundle of loose sheaves.

26, 27. If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, &c.--From the nature of the case, this is the description of a poor man. No Orientals undress, but, merely throwing off their turbans and some of their heavy outer garments, they sleep in the clothes which they wear during the day. The bed of the poor is usually nothing else than a mat; and, in winter, they cover themselves with a cloak--a practice which forms the ground or reason of the humane and merciful law respecting the pawned coat.

28. gods--a word which is several times in this chapter rendered "judges" or magistrates.
the ruler of thy people--and the chief magistrate who was also the high priest, at least in the time of Paul ( Acts 23:1-5 ).