But if the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges, and they must determine whether the owner of the house has laid hands on the other person’s property.
References for Exodus 22:8
In all cases of illegal possession of an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any other lost property about which somebody says, ‘This is mine,’ both parties are to bring their cases before the judges. The one whom the judges declare guilty must pay back double to the other.
References for Exodus 22:9
“If anyone gives a donkey, an ox, a sheep or any other animal to their neighbor for safekeeping and it dies or is injured or is taken away while no one is looking,
References for Exodus 22:10
the issue between them will be settled by the taking of an oath before the LORD that the neighbor did not lay hands on the other person’s property. The owner is to accept this, and no restitution is required.
References for Exodus 22:11
But if the animal was stolen from the neighbor, restitution must be made to the owner.
References for Exodus 22:12
If it was torn to pieces by a wild animal, the neighbor shall bring in the remains as evidence and shall not be required to pay for the torn animal.
References for Exodus 22:13
“If anyone borrows an animal from their neighbor and it is injured or dies while the owner is not present, they must make restitution.
References for Exodus 22:14
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.
References for Exodus 22:15
“If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife.
References for Exodus 22:16
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.
“Do not allow a sorceress to live.
References for Exodus 22:18