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1 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. 1 "If a man steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he must pay back five head of cattle for the ox and four sheep for the sheep.
2 If a thief shall be found breaking through, and be smitten that he die, [there shall] no blood [be shed] for him. 2 "If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck so that he dies, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed;
3 If the sun shall have risen upon him, [there shall be] blood [shed] for him: [for] he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. 3 but if it happens after sunrise, he is guilty of bloodshed. "A thief must certainly make restitution, but if he has nothing, he must be sold to pay for his theft.
4 If the theft shall be certainly found in his hand alive, whether an ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double. 4 "If the stolen animal is found alive in his possession--whether ox or donkey or sheep--he must pay back double.
5 If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man's field: of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard shall he make restitution. 5 "If a man grazes his livestock in a field or vineyard and lets them stray and they graze in another man's field, he must make restitution from the best of his own field or vineyard.
6 If fire shall break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field shall be consumed; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution. 6 "If a fire breaks out and spreads into thornbushes so that it burns shocks of grain or standing grain or the whole field, the one who started the fire must make restitution.
7 If a man shall deliver to his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief shall be found, let him pay double. 7 "If a man gives his neighbor silver or goods for safekeeping and they are stolen from the neighbor's house, the thief, if he is caught, must pay back double.
8 If the thief shall not be found, then the master of the house shall be brought to the judges, [to see] whether he hath put his hand to his neighbor's goods. 8 But if the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges to determine whether he has laid his hands on the other man's property.
9 For all manner of trespass, [whether it be] for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, [or] for any manner of lost thing which [another] challengeth to be his: the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; [and] he whom the judges shall condemn, shall pay double to his neighbor. 9 In all cases of illegal possession of an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any other lost property about which somebody says, 'This is mine,' both parties are to bring their cases before the judges. The one whom the judges declare guilty must pay back double to his neighbor.
10 If a man shall deliver to his neighbor an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast to keep; and it shall die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing [it]: 10 "If a man gives a donkey, an ox, a sheep or any other animal to his neighbor for safekeeping and it dies or is injured or is taken away while no one is looking,
11 [Then] shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand to his neighbor's goods; and the owner of it shall accept of it, and he shall not make restitution. 11 the issue between them will be settled by the taking of an oath before the LORD that the neighbor did not lay hands on the other person's property. The owner is to accept this, and no restitution is required.
12 And if it shall be stolen from him, he shall make restitution to the owner of it. 12 But if the animal was stolen from the neighbor, he must make restitution to the owner.
13 If it shall be torn in pieces; [then] let him bring it [for] witness, [and] he shall not make good that which was torn. 13 If it was torn to pieces by a wild animal, he shall bring in the remains as evidence and he will not be required to pay for the torn animal.
14 And if a man shall borrow [aught] of his neighbor, and it shall be hurt, or die, the owner of it [being] not with it, he shall surely make [it] good. 14 "If a man borrows an animal from his neighbor and it is injured or dies while the owner is not present, he must make restitution.
15 [But] if the owner of it shall [be] with it, he shall not make [it] good: if it [be] a hired [thing], it came for his hire. 15 But if the owner is with the animal, the borrower will not have to pay. If the animal was hired, the money paid for the hire covers the loss.
16 And if a man shall entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. 16 "If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife.
17 If her father shall utterly refuse to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dower of virgins. 17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.
18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. 18 "Do not allow a sorceress to live.
19 Whoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death. 19 "Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal must be put to death.
20 He that sacrificeth to [any] god, save to the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed. 20 "Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be destroyed.
21 Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. 21 "Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt.
22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. 22 "Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan.
23 If thou shalt afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry: 23 If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry.
24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless. 24 My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.
25 If thou shalt lend money to [any of] my people [that is] poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. 25 "If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest.
26 If thou shalt at all take thy neighbor's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it to him by the setting of the sun. 26 If you take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, return it to him by sunset,
27 For that [is] his only covering, it [is] his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth to me, that I will hear; for I [am] gracious. 27 because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body. What else will he sleep in? When he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.
28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people. 28 "Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.
29 Thou shalt not delay [to offer] the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the first-born of thy sons shalt thou give to me. 29 "Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats. "You must give me the firstborn of your sons.
30 Likewise shalt thou do with thy oxen, [and] with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it to me. 30 Do the same with your cattle and your sheep. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day.
31 And ye shall be holy men to me: neither shall ye eat [any] flesh [that is] torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs. 31 "You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs.