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Exodus 21 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "And these are the regulations that you will set before them. 1 "These are the laws you are to set before them:
2 'If you buy a Hebrew slave, he will serve six years, and in the seventh he will go out as free for nothing. 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 comes in single, he will go out single. If he is the husband of a wife, his wife will go out with him. 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 If his master gives him a wife and she bears for him sons or daughters, the wife and her children will belong to her master, and [the slave] will go out single. 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 But if the slave explicitly says, "I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free," 5 "But if the servant declares, 'I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,'
6 his master will present him to God and bring him to the door or to the doorpost, and his master will pierce his ear with an awl, and he will serve him forever. 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 " 'And if a man sells his daughter as a slave woman, she will not go out as male slaves go out. 7 "If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as menservants do.
8 If {she does not please her master} who selected her, he will allow her to be redeemed; he has no authority to sell her to foreign people, since he has dealt treacherously with her. 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 And if he selects her for his son, he shall do for her according to the regulations for daughters. 9 If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter.
10 If he takes for himself another, he will not reduce her food, her clothing, or her right of cohabitation. 10 If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights.
11 And if he does not do for her these three, she shall go out for nothing; there will not be silver [paid for her]. 11 If he does not provide her with these three things, she is to go free, without any payment of money.
12 " '{Whoever strikes someone} and he dies will surely be put to death. 12 "Anyone who strikes a man and kills him shall surely be put to death.
13 But if he did not lie in wait {and it was an accident}, I will appoint for you a place to which he may 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 a man schemes against his neighbor to kill him by treachery, you will take him from my altar to die. 14 But if a man schemes and kills another man deliberately, take him away from my altar and put him to death.
15 And {whoever strikes} his father or his mother will surely be put to death. 15 "Anyone who attacks his father or his mother must be put to death.
16 " 'And {whoever kidnaps someone} and sells him, or he is found in his possession, he will surely be put to death. 16 "Anyone who kidnaps another and either sells him or still has him when he is caught must be put to death.
17 " 'And one who curses his father or his mother will surely be put to death. 17 "Anyone who curses his father or mother must 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}, 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 if he stands and walks about in the outside on his staff, the striker will be unpunished; he will only pay for his inactivity {toward his full recovery}." 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 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. 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 Yet if he survives a day or two days, he will not be avenged, because he is his money. 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 " '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}. 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 And if there is serious injury, you will give life in place of life, 23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life,
24 eye in place of eye, tooth in place of tooth, hand in place of hand, foot in place of foot, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
25 burn in place of burn, wound in place of wound, bruise in place of bruise. 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for 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. 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 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. 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 " '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. 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 But if it was a goring ox {before} 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. 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 If a ransom is set on him, he will pay the redemption money for his life according to all that is set on him. 30 However, if payment is demanded of him, he may redeem his life by paying whatever is demanded.
31 If it gores a son or it gores a daughter, according to this regulation it shall be done to him. 31 This law also applies if the bull gores a son or daughter.
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. 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 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, 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 pit will pay restitution; he will pay silver to its owner, but the dead [animal] will be for him. 34 the owner of the pit must pay for the loss; he must pay its owner, and the dead animal will be his.
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}, and they will also divide the dead [one]. 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 Or if it was known that it was a goring ox {before} 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. 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.