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Exodus 21:16-26 (New International Version)

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16 "Anyone who kidnaps another and either sells1 him or still has him when he is caught must be put to death.2 17 "Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.3 18 "If men quarrel and one hits the other with a stone or with his fista 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.4 22 "If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurelyb but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands5 and the court allows. 23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life,6 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth,7 hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise. 26 "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.
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