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Exodus 21 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "These are the rulings you are to present to them: 1 "These are the laws you are to set before them:
2 "If you purchase a Hebrew slave, he is to work six years; but in the seventh, he is to be given his freedom without having to pay anything. 2 "If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything.
3 If he came single, he is to leave single; if he was married when he came, his wife is to go with him when he leaves. 3 If he comes alone, he is to go free alone; but if he has a wife when he comes, she is to go with him.
4 But if his master gave him a wife, and she bore him sons or daughters, then the wife and her children will belong to her master, and he will leave by himself. 4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free.
5 Nevertheless, if the slave declares, 'I love my master, my wife and my children, so I don't want to go free,' 5 "But if the servant declares, 'I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,'
6 then his master is to bring him before God; and there at the door or doorpost, his master is to pierce his ear with an awl; and the man will be his slave for life. 6 then his master must take him before the judges. He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life.
7 "If a man sells his daughter as a slave, she is not to go free like the men-slaves. 7 "If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as menservants do.
8 If her master married her but decides she no longer pleases him, then he is to allow her to be redeemed. He is not allowed to sell her to a foreign people, because he has treated her unfairly. 8 If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her.
9 If he has her marry his son, then he is to treat her like a daughter. 9 If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter.
10 If he marries another wife, he is not to reduce her food, clothing or marital rights. 10 If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights.
11 If he fails to provide her with these three things, she is to be given her freedom without having to pay anything. 11 If he does not provide her with these three things, she is to go free, without any payment of money.
12 "Whoever attacks a person and causes his death must be put to death. 12 "Anyone who strikes a man and kills him shall surely be put to death.
13 If it was not premeditated but an act of God, then I will designate for you a place to which he can flee. 13 However, if he does not do it intentionally, but God lets it happen, he is to flee to a place I will designate.
14 But if someone willfully kills another after deliberate planning, you are to take him even from my altar and put him to death. 14 But if a man schemes and kills another man deliberately, take him away from my altar and put him to death.
15 "Whoever attacks his father or mother must be put to death. 15 "Anyone who attacks his father or his mother must be put to death.
16 "Whoever kidnaps someone must be put to death, regardless of whether he has already sold him or the person is found still in his possession. 16 "Anyone who kidnaps another and either sells him or still has him when he is caught must be put to death.
17 "Whoever curses his father or mother must be put to death. 17 "Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.
18 "If two people fight, and one hits the other with a stone or with his fist, and the injured party doesn't die but is confined to his bed; 18 "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,
19 then, if he recovers enough to be able to walk around outside, even if with a cane, the attacker will be free of liability, except to compensate him for his loss of time and take responsibility for his care until his recovery is complete. 19 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.
20 "If a person beats his male or female slave with a stick so severely that he dies, he is to be punished; 20 "If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished,
21 except that if the slave lives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his property. 21 but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property.
22 "If people are fighting with each other and happen to hurt a pregnant woman so badly that her unborn child dies, then, even if no other harm follows, he must be fined. He must pay the amount set by the woman's husband and confirmed by judges. 22 "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 demands and the court allows.
23 But if any harm follows, then you are to give life for life, 23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life,
24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
25 burn for burn, wound for wound and bruise for bruise. 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
26 "If a person hits his male or female slave's eye and destroys it, he must let him go free in compensation for his eye. 26 "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.
27 If he knocks out his male or female slave's tooth, he must let him go free in compensation for his tooth. 27 And if he knocks out the tooth of a manservant or maidservant, he must let the servant go free to compensate for the tooth.
28 "If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox is to be stoned and its flesh not eaten, but the owner of the ox will have no further liability. 28 "If a bull gores a man or a woman to death, the bull must be stoned to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible.
29 However, if the ox was in the habit of goring in the past, and the owner was warned but did not confine it, so that it ended up killing a man or a woman; then the ox is to be stoned, and its owner too is to be put to death. 29 If, however, the bull has had the habit of goring and the owner has been warned but has not kept it penned up and it kills a man or woman, the bull must be stoned and the owner also must be put to death.
30 However, a ransom may be imposed on him; and the death penalty will be commuted if he pays the amount imposed. 30 However, if payment is demanded of him, he may redeem his life by paying whatever is demanded.
31 If the ox gores a son or daughter, the same rule applies. 31 This law also applies if the bull gores a son or daughter.
32 If the ox gores a male or female slave, its owner must give their master twelve ounces of silver; and the ox is to be stoned to death. 32 If the bull gores a male or female slave, the owner must pay thirty shekels of silver to the master of the slave, and the bull must be stoned.
33 "If someone removes the cover from a cistern or digs one and fails to cover it, and an ox or donkey falls in, 33 "If a man uncovers a pit or digs one and fails to cover it and an ox or a donkey falls into it,
34 the owner of the cistern must make good the loss by compensating the animal's owner; but the dead animal will be his. 34 the owner of the pit must pay for the loss; he must pay its owner, and the dead animal will be his.
35 "If one person's ox hurts another's, so that it dies, they are to sell the live ox and divide the revenue from the sale; and they are also to divide the dead animal. 35 "If a man's bull injures the bull of another and it dies, they are to sell the live one and divide both the money and the dead animal equally.
36 But if it is known that the ox was in the habit of goring in the past, and the owner did not confine it; he must pay ox for ox, but the dead animal will be his. 36 However, if it was known that the bull had the habit of goring, yet the owner did not keep it penned up, the owner must pay, animal for animal, and the dead animal will be his.