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

 
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16 "If a man seduces a virgin who is not betrothed, and lies with her, he shall give the marriage present for her, and make her 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 utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equivalent to the marriage present for virgins. 17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.
18 "You shall not permit a sorceress to live. 18 "Do not allow a sorceress to live.
19 "Whoever lies with a beast shall be put to death. 19 "Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal must be put to death.
20 "Whoever sacrifices to any god, save to the LORD only, shall be utterly destroyed. 20 "Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be destroyed.
21 "You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. 21 "Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt.
22 You shall not afflict any widow or orphan. 22 "Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan.
23 If you do afflict them, and they cry out 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 will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become 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 you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be to him as a creditor, and you shall not exact interest from him. 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 ever you take your neighbor's garment in pledge, you shall restore it to him before the sun goes down; 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 mantle for his body; in what else shall he sleep? And if he cries to me, I will hear, for I am 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 "You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people. 28 "Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.
29 "You shall not delay to offer from the fulness of your harvest and from the outflow of your presses. "The first-born of your sons you shall 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 You shall do likewise with your oxen and with your sheep: seven days it shall be with its dam; on the eighth day you shall 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 "You shall be men consecrated to me; therefore you shall not eat any flesh that is torn by beasts in the field; you 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.