But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life,1
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eye for eye, tooth for tooth,2 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,3 and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible.
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If, however, the bull has had the habit of goring and the owner has been warned but has not kept it penned up4 and it kills a man or woman, the bull must be stoned and the owner also must be put to death.
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However, if payment is demanded of him, he may redeem his life by paying whatever is demanded.5
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This law also applies if the bull gores a son or daughter.
If the bull gores a male or female slave, the owner must pay thirty shekels6 of silver to the master of the slave, and the bull must be stoned.
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"If a man uncovers a pit7 or digs one and fails to cover it and an ox or a donkey falls into it,
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