"If men quarrel and one hits the other with a stone or with his fist and he does not die but is confined to bed,
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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.
"If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished,
but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property.1
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"If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands2 and the court allows.
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But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life,3
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eye for eye, tooth for tooth,4 hand for hand, foot for foot,
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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,5 and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible.
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