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Exodus 22:12-31 (New International Version)

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12 But if the animal was stolen from the neighbor, he must make restitution1 to the owner. 13 If it was torn to pieces by a wild animal, he shall bring in the remains as evidence and he will not be required to pay for the torn animal.2 14 "If a man borrows an animal from his neighbor and it is injured or dies while the owner is not present, he must make restitution.3 15 But if the owner is with the animal, the borrower will not have to pay. If the animal was hired, the money paid for the hire covers the loss.4

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16 "If a man seduces a virgin5 who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price,6 and she shall be his wife. 17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins. 18 "Do not allow a sorceress7 to live. 19 "Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal8 must be put to death. 20 "Whoever sacrifices to any god9 other than the LORD must be destroyed.a10 21 "Do not mistreat an alien11 or oppress him, for you were aliens12 in Egypt. 22 "Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan.13 23 If you do and they cry out14 to me, I will certainly hear their cry.15 24 My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.16 25 "If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest.b17 26 If you take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge,18 return it to him by sunset, 27 because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body. What else will he sleep in?19 When he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.20 28 "Do not blaspheme Godc21 or curse22 the ruler of your people.23 29 "Do not hold back offerings24 from your granaries or your vats.d "You must give me the firstborn of your sons.25 30 Do the same with your cattle and your sheep.26 Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day.27 31 "You are to be my holy people.28 So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts;29 throw it to the dogs.
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