"Now these are the 1ordinanceswhich you are to setbefore them:
2"If you buy2a Hebrewslave, he shall serve for sixyears; but on the seventh he shall go out as a freemanwithoutpayment.
3"If he comesaalone, he shall go out balone; if he is the husband of a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.
4"If his mastergives him a wife, and she bears him sonsordaughters, the wife and her children shall belong to her master, and he shall go out calone.
"But 3if the slaveplainlysays, 'I love my master, my wife and my children; I will not go out as a freeman,'
then his master shall bring him to dGod, then he shall bring him to the dooror the doorpost. And his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him permanently.
"4If a mansells his daughter as a femaleslave, she is not to egofree5as the maleslavesfdo.
8"If she is gdispleasing in the eyes of her masterhwhodesignated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He does not haveauthority to sell her to a foreignpeople because of his iunfairness to her.
9"If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her according to the custom of daughters.
10"If he takes to himself anotherwoman, he may not reduce her jfood, her clothing, or 6her conjugalrights.
11"If he will not dothesethree things for her, then she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.
"7He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.
"8But kif he did not lie in wait for him, but 9Godlet him fall into his hand, then I will appoint you a place to which he may flee.
"10If, however, a manactspresumptuouslytoward his neighbor, so as to kill him craftily, you are to take him even from My altar, that he may die.
"He who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.
"11He who lkidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his mpossession, shall surely be put to death.
"12He who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.
18"Ifmenhave a quarrel and onestrikes the other with a stoneor with his fist, and he does not die but nremains in bed,
19if he gets up and walksaroundoutside on his staff, then he who struck him shall gounpunished; he shall onlypay for his oloss of time, and pshall takecare of him until he is completelyhealed.
20"If a manstrikes his maleorfemaleslave with a rod and he diesqat his hand, he shall rbe punished.
21"If, however, he ssurvives a dayor two, novengeance shall be taken; 13for he is his tproperty.
22"Ifmenstruggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that ushe givesbirthprematurely, yet there is noinjury, he shall surely be fined as the woman'shusbandvmay demand of him, and he shall 14paywas the judges decide.
"But if there is any further injury, 15then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life,
2416eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
25burn for burn, wound for wound, xbruise for bruise.
26"If a manstrikes the eye of his maleorfemaleslave , and destroys it, he shall let him gofree on account of his eye.
"And if he yknocks out a tooth of his maleorfemaleslave , he shall let him gofree on account of his tooth.
28"If an oxgores a manor a womanzto death, 17the ox shall surely be stoned and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall gounpunished.
29"If, however, an ox was previously in the habit of goring and its owner has been warned, yet he does not confine it and it kills a manor a woman, the ox shall be stoned and its owneralso shall be put to death.
30"If a ransom is aademanded of him, then he shall give for the redemption of his lifewhatever is bbdemanded of him.
31"Whether it gores a sonorcca daughter, it shall be done to him according to ddthe samerule.
32"If the oxgores a maleorfemaleslave , eethe owner shall give his or her master18thirtyshekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
33"If a manopens a pit, orffdigs a pit and does not cover it over, and an oxor a donkeyfalls into it,
the owner of the pit shall makerestitution; he shall gggivemoney to its owner, and the dead animal shall become his.
35"If one man'soxhurtsanother's so that it dies, then they shall sell the liveox and divide its price equally; and also they shall divide the dead ox.
36"Or if it is known that the ox was previously in the habit of goring, yet its owner has not confined it, he shall surelypayox for ox, and the dead animal shall become his.