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Exodus 21:18-32 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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18 "If a quarrel breaks out and one hits the other with a rock or a fist and the injured one doesn't 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 and then later gets better and can get about on a crutch, the one who hit him is in the clear, except to pay for the loss of time and make sure of 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 "If a slave owner hits a slave, male or female, with a stick and the slave dies on the spot, the slave must 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 But if the slave survives a day or two, he's not to be avenged - 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 there's a fight and in the fight a pregnant woman is hit so that she miscarries but is not otherwise hurt, the one responsible has to pay whatever the husband demands in compensation. 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 there is further damage, 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, wound for wound, bruise for bruise. 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
26 "If a slave owner hits the eye of a slave or handmaid and ruins it, the owner must let the slave go free because of 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 the tooth of the male or female slave, the slave must be released and go free because of 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 "If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox must be stoned. The meat cannot be eaten but the owner of the ox is in the clear. 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 the ox has a history of goring and the owner knew it and did nothing to guard against it, then if the ox kills a man or a woman, the ox is to be stoned and the owner given the death penalty. 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 agreed upon instead of death, he must pay it in full as a redemption for his life. 30 However, if payment is demanded of him, he may redeem his life by paying whatever is demanded.
31 If a son or daughter is gored, the same judgment holds. 31 This law also applies if the bull gores a son or daughter.
32 If it is a slave or a handmaid the ox gores, thirty shekels of silver is to be paid to the owner and the ox 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.