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1 "These are the ordinances that you must set before them: 1 "These are the laws you are to set before them:
2 "When you buy a Hebrew slave, he is to serve for six years; then in the seventh he is to leave as a free man without paying 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 arrives alone, he is to leave alone; if he arrives with a wife, his wife is to leave 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 belong to her master, and the man must leave 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 do not want to leave as a free man,' 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 is to bring him to the judges and then bring him to the door or doorpost. His master must pierce his ear with an awl, and he will serve his master 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 is not to leave 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 is displeasing to her master, who chose her for himself, then he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners because he has acted treacherously toward 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 Or if he chooses her for his son, he must deal with her according to the customary treatment of daughters. 9 If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter.
10 If he takes an additional wife, he must not reduce 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 may leave free of charge, without any exchange 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 so that he dies must be put to death. 12 "Anyone who strikes a man and kills him shall surely be put to death.
13 But if he didn't intend any harm, and yet God caused it to happen by his hand, I will appoint a place for you where 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 If a person willfully acts against his neighbor to murder him by scheming, you must take him from My altar to be put 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 strikes his father or his mother must be put to death. 15 "Anyone who attacks his father or his mother must be put to death.
16 "Whoever kidnaps a person must be put to death, whether he sells him or the person is found 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 his mother must be put to death. 17 "Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.
18 "When men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or fist, and the injured man does not die but 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 can [later] get up and walk around outside [leaning] on his staff, then the one who struck [him] will be exempt from punishment. Nevertheless, he must pay for his lost work time and provide for [his] complete 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 man strikes his male or female slave with a rod, and the slave dies under his abuse, the owner must 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 However, if the slave can stand up after a day or two, the owner should not be punished because he is his [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 men get in a fight, and hit a pregnant woman so that her children are born [prematurely], but there is no injury, the one who hit her must be fined as the woman's husband demands from him, and he must pay according to judicial assessment. 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 there is an injury, then you must 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, bruise for bruise, wound for wound. 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
26 "When a man strikes the eye of his male or female slave and destroys it, he must let the slave 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 the tooth of his male or female slave, he must let the slave 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 "When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox must be stoned, and its meat may not be eaten, but the ox's owner 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 However, if the ox was in the habit of goring, and its owner has been warned yet does not restrain it, and it kills a man or a woman, the ox must be stoned, and its owner must also 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 instead a ransom is demanded of him, he can pay a redemption price for his life in the full amount demanded from 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 a daughter, he is to be dealt with according to this same law. 31 This law also applies if the bull gores a son or daughter.
32 If the ox gores a male or female slave, he must give 30 shekels of silver to the slave's master, and the ox must 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 "When a man uncovers a pit 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 must give compensation; he must pay money to its owner, but the dead animal will become 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 "When a man's ox injures his neighbor's ox and it dies, they must sell the live ox and divide its proceeds; they must also 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 If, however, it is known that the ox was in the habit of goring, yet its owner has not restrained it, he must compensate fully, ox for ox; the dead animal will become 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.