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Exodus 21

NLT 1 “These are the regulations you must present to Israel. NIV 1 "These are the laws you are to set before them: NLT 2 “If you buy a Hebrew slave, he may serve for no more than six years. Set him free in the seventh year, and he will owe you nothing for his freedom. NIV 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. NLT 3 If he was single when he became your slave, he shall leave single. But if he was married before he became a slave, then his wife must be freed with him. NIV 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. NLT 4 “If his master gave him a wife while he was a slave and they had sons or daughters, then only the man will be free in the seventh year, but his wife and children will still belong to his master. NIV 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. NLT 5 But the slave may declare, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children. I don’t want to go free.’ NIV 5 "But if the servant declares, 'I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,' NLT 6 If he does this, his master must present him before God. Then his master must take him to the door or doorpost and publicly pierce his ear with an awl. After that, the slave will serve his master for life. NIV 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. NLT 7 “When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. NIV 7 "If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as menservants do. NLT 8 If she does not satisfy her owner, he must allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her. NIV 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. NLT 9 But if the slave’s owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave but as a daughter. NIV 9 If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter. NLT 10 “If a man who has married a slave wife takes another wife for himself, he must not neglect the rights of the first wife to food, clothing, and sexual intimacy. NIV 10 If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights. NLT 11 If he fails in any of these three obligations, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment. NIV 11 If he does not provide her with these three things, she is to go free, without any payment of money. NLT 12 “Anyone who assaults and kills another person must be put to death. NIV 12 "Anyone who strikes a man and kills him shall surely be put to death. NLT 13 But if it was simply an accident permitted by God, I will appoint a place of refuge where the slayer can run for safety. NIV 13 However, if he does not do it intentionally, but God lets it happen, he is to flee to a place I will designate. NLT 14 However, if someone deliberately kills another person, then the slayer must be dragged even from my altar and be put to death. NIV 14 But if a man schemes and kills another man deliberately, take him away from my altar and put him to death. NLT 15 “Anyone who strikes father or mother must be put to death. NIV 15 "Anyone who attacks his father or his mother must be put to death. NLT 16 “Kidnappers must be put to death, whether they are caught in possession of their victims or have already sold them as slaves. NIV 16 "Anyone who kidnaps another and either sells him or still has him when he is caught must be put to death. NLT 17 “Anyone who dishonors father or mother must be put to death. NIV 17 "Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death. NLT 18 “Now suppose two men quarrel, and one hits the other with a stone or fist, and the injured person does not die but is confined to bed. NIV 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, NLT 19 If he is later able to walk outside again, even with a crutch, the assailant will not be punished but must compensate his victim for lost wages and provide for his full recovery. NIV 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. NLT 20 “If a man beats his male or female slave with a club and the slave dies as a result, the owner must be punished. NIV 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, NLT 21 But if the slave recovers within a day or two, then the owner shall not be punished, since the slave is his property. NIV 21 but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property. NLT 22 “Now suppose two men are fighting, and in the process they accidentally strike a pregnant woman so she gives birth prematurely. If no further injury results, the man who struck the woman must pay the amount of compensation the woman’s husband demands and the judges approve. NIV 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. NLT 23 But if there is further injury, the punishment must match the injury: a life for a life, NIV 23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, NLT 24 an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a foot for a foot, NIV 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, NLT 25 a burn for a burn, a wound for a wound, a bruise for a bruise. NIV 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise. NLT 26 “If a man hits his male or female slave in the eye and the eye is blinded, he must let the slave go free to compensate for the eye. NIV 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. NLT 27 And if a man knocks out the tooth of his male or female slave, he must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth. NIV 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. NLT 28 “If an ox gores a man or woman to death, the ox must be stoned, and its flesh may not be eaten. In such a case, however, the owner will not be held liable. NIV 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. NLT 29 But suppose the ox had a reputation for goring, and the owner had been informed but failed to keep it under control. If the ox then kills someone, it must be stoned, and the owner must also be put to death. NIV 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. NLT 30 However, the dead person’s relatives may accept payment to compensate for the loss of life. The owner of the ox may redeem his life by paying whatever is demanded. NIV 30 However, if payment is demanded of him, he may redeem his life by paying whatever is demanded. NLT 31 “The same regulation applies if the ox gores a boy or a girl. NIV 31 This law also applies if the bull gores a son or daughter. NLT 32 But if the ox gores a slave, either male or female, the animal’s owner must pay the slave’s owner thirty silver coins, and the ox must be stoned. NIV 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. NLT 33 “Suppose someone digs or uncovers a pit and fails to cover it, and then an ox or a donkey falls into it. NIV 33 "If a man uncovers a pit or digs one and fails to cover it and an ox or a donkey falls into it, NLT 34 The owner of the pit must pay full compensation to the owner of the animal, but then he gets to keep the dead animal. NIV 34 the owner of the pit must pay for the loss; he must pay its owner, and the dead animal will be his. NLT 35 “If someone’s ox injures a neighbor’s ox and the injured ox dies, then the two owners must sell the live ox and divide the price equally between them. They must also divide the dead animal. NIV 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. NLT 36 But if the ox had a reputation for goring, yet its owner failed to keep it under control, he must pay full compensation—a live ox for the dead one—but he may keep the dead ox. NIV 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.