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1 These are the ordinances that you shall set before them: 1 "These are the laws you are to set before them:
2 When you buy a male Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, but in the seventh he shall go out a free person, without debt. 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 shall go out single; if he comes in married, then his wife shall 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 him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's and he shall go out alone. 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 declares, "I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out a free person," 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 shall bring him before God. He shall be brought to the door or the doorpost; and his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him 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 When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do. 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 designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed; he shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has dealt unfairly 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 If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her as with a daughter. 9 If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter.
10 If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish the food, clothing, or marital rights of the first wife. 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 these three things for her, she shall go out without debt, without payment of money. 11 If he does not provide her with these three things, she is to go free, without any payment of money.
12 Whoever strikes a person mortally shall 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 came about by an act of God, then I will appoint for you a place to which the killer 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 someone willfully attacks and kills another by treachery, you shall take the killer from my altar for execution. 14 But if a man schemes and kills another man deliberately, take him away from my altar and put him to death.
15 Whoever strikes father or mother shall be put to death. 15 "Anyone who attacks his father or his mother must be put to death.
16 Whoever kidnaps a person, whether that person has been sold or is still held in possession, shall 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 Whoever curses father or mother shall be put to death. 17 "Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.
18 When individuals quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or fist so that the injured party, though not dead, 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 but recovers and walks around outside with the help of a staff, then the assailant shall be free of liability, except to pay for the loss of time, and to arrange for 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 When a slaveowner strikes a male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies immediately, the owner shall 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 But if the slave survives a day or two, there is no punishment; for the slave is the owner's 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 When people who are fighting injure a pregnant woman so that there is a miscarriage, and yet no further harm follows, the one responsible shall be fined what the woman's husband demands, paying as much 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 If any harm follows, then you shall 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, stripe for stripe. 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
26 When a slaveowner strikes the eye of a male or female slave, destroying it, the owner shall let the slave go, a free person, to compensate for the 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 the owner knocks out a tooth of a male or female slave, the slave shall be let go, a free person, to compensate for the 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 When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall not be liable. 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 If the ox has been accustomed to gore in the past, and its owner has been warned but has not restrained it, and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall 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 imposed on the owner, then the owner shall pay whatever is imposed for the redemption of the victim's life. 30 However, if payment is demanded of him, he may redeem his life by paying whatever is demanded.
31 If it gores a boy or a girl, the owner shall be dealt with according to this same rule. 31 This law also applies if the bull gores a son or daughter.
32 If the ox gores a male or female slave, the owner shall pay to the slaveowner thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall 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 someone leaves a pit open, or digs a pit and 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 shall make restitution, giving money to its owner, but keeping the dead animal. 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 someone's ox hurts the ox of another, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide the price of it; and the dead animal they shall also divide. 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 was known that the ox was accustomed to gore in the past, and its owner has not restrained it, the owner shall restore ox for ox, but keep the dead animal. 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.