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Exodus 21:12-36 (Lexham English Bible)

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Regulations Regarding Murder, Manslaughter, and Various Injuries

12 " '{Whoever strikes someone}a and he dies will surely be put to death. 13 But if he did not lie in wait {and it was an accident},b I will appoint for you a place to which he may flee. 14 But if a man schemes against his neighbor to kill him by treachery,c you will take him from my altar to die. 15 And {whoever strikes}d his father or his mother will surely be put to death. 16 " 'And {whoever kidnaps someone}e and sells him, or he is found in his possession,f he will surely be put to death. 17 " 'And one who curses his father or his mother will surely be put to death. 18 " 'And if men quarrel and a man strikes his neighbor with a stone or with a fist and he does not die, but {he is confined to bed},g 19 if he stands and walks about in the outside on his staff, the striker will be unpunished; he will only pay for his inactivityh {toward his full recovery}."i 20 And if a man strikes his male slave or his female slave with the rod and he dies under his hand, he will surely be avenged. 21 Yet if he survives a day or two days, he will not be avenged, because he is his money.j 22 " 'And if men fight and they injure a pregnant woman, and her children go out and there is not serious injury, he will surely be fined as the woman's husband demands concerning him {and as the judges determine}.k 23 And if there is serious injury, you will give life in place of life, 24 eye in place of eye, tooth in place of tooth, hand in place of hand, foot in place of foot, 25 burn in place of burn, wound in place of wound, bruise in place of bruise. 26 " 'And if a man strikes the eye of his male slave or the eye of his female slave and destroys it, he shall release him as free in place of his eye. 27 And if he causes the tooth of his male slave or the tooth of his female slave to fall out, he will release him as free in place of his tooth. 28 " 'And if an ox gores a man or a woman and he dies, the ox will surely be stoned, and its meat will not be eaten, and the owner of the ox [is] innocent. 29 But if it was a goring ox {before}l and its owner was warned and did not restrain it and it kills a man or a woman, the ox will be stoned, and the owner also will be put to death. 30 If a ransom is set on him, he will pay the redemption money for his life according to all that is set on him. 31 If it gores a son or it gores a daughter, according to this regulation it shall be done to him. 32 If the ox gores a male slave or a female slave, he will give thirty shekels of silver to his master, and the ox will be stoned. 33 " 'If a man opens a pit or if a man digs a pit and he does not cover it and an ox or a donkey falls into it, 34 the owner of the pit will pay restitution; he will pay silver to its owner, but the dead [animal] will be for him.m 35 And if a man's ox injures the ox of his neighbor and it dies, they will sell the living ox and divide the {money},n and they will also divide the dead [one]. 36 Or if it was known that it was a goring ox {before}o and its owner did not restrain it, he will surely make restitution, an ox in place of the ox, and the dead [one] will be for him.
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