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Exodus 22:16-31 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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16 When a man seduces a young woman who isn't engaged to be married yet and he sleeps with her, he must marry her and pay the bride-price for her. 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 But if her father absolutely refuses to let them marry, he must still pay the same amount as the bride-price for young women. 17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.
18 Don't allow a female sorcerer to live. 18 "Do not allow a sorceress to live.
19 Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal should be put to death. 19 "Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal must be put to death.
20 Anyone who offers sacrifices to any god, other than the LORD alone, should be destroyed. 20 "Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be destroyed.
21 Don't mistreat or oppress an immigrant, because you were once immigrants in the land of Egypt. 21 "Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt.
22 Don't treat any widow or orphan badly. 22 "Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan.
23 If you do treat them badly and they cry out to me, you can be sure that I'll hear their cry. 23 If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry.
24 I'll be furious, and I'll kill you with the sword. Then your wives will be widows, and your children will be orphans. 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 you lend money to my people who are poor among you, don't be a creditor and charge them interest. 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 you take a piece of clothing from someone as a security deposit, you should return it before the sun goes down. 26 If you take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, return it to him by sunset,
27 His clothing may well be his only blanket to cover himself. What else will that person have to sleep in? And if he cries out to me, I'll listen, because I'm compassionate. 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 Don't say a curse against God, and don't curse your people's chief. 28 "Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.
29 Don't delay offering the produce of your vineyards and winepresses. Give me your oldest son. 29 "Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats. "You must give me the firstborn of your sons.
30 Do the same with your oxen and with your sheep. They should stay with their mother for seven days. On the eighth day, you should give them 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 You are holy people to me. Don't eat any meat killed by wild animals out in the field. Throw it to the dogs instead. 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.