Exodus 21:12-36 TNIV

Personal Injuries

12 "Anyone who strikes someone a fatal blow is to be put to death.1

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13 However, if it is not done intentionally, but God lets it happen, they are to flee to a place2 I will designate.

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14 But if anyone schemes and kills someone deliberately,3 that person is to be taken from my altar and put to death.4

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15 "Anyone who attacksa their father or mother is to be put to death.

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      16 "Anyone who kidnaps someone is to be put to death,5 whether the victim has been sold6 or is still in the kidnapper's possession.

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      17 "Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.7

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      18 "If two people quarrel and one hits the other with a stone or with a fistb and the victim does not die but is confined to bed,

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        • d 21:18 - Or "with a tool"
          19 the one who struck the blow will not be held liable if the other can get up and walk around outside with a staff; however, the guilty party must pay the injured person for any loss of time and see that the victim is completely healed.
          20 "Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result,
          21 but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.8

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          22 "If people are fighting and a pregnant woman is hit and gives birth prematurelyc but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands9 and the court allows.

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            • e 21:22 - Or "and has a miscarriage"
              23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life,10

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              24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth,11 hand for hand, foot for foot,

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                  25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
                  26 "An owner who hits a male or female slave in the eye and destroys it must let the slave go free to compensate for the eye.
                  27 And an owner who knocks out the tooth of a male or female slave must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth.
                  28 "If a bull gores a man or a woman to death, the bull is to be stoned to death,12 and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible.

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                  29 If, however, the bull has had the habit of goring and the owner has been warned but has not kept it penned up13 and it kills a man or woman, the bull is to be stoned and its owner also is to be put to death.

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                      30 However, if payment is demanded, the owner's life may be redeemed by the payment of whatever is demanded.14

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                      31 This law also applies if the bull gores a son or daughter.
                      32 If the bull gores a male or female slave, the owner must pay thirty shekelsd15 of silver to the master of the slave, and the bull is to be stoned to death.

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                        • f 21:32 - That is, about 12 ounces or about 345 grams
                          33 "If anyone uncovers a pit16 or digs one and fails to cover it and an ox or a donkey falls into it,

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                          34 the one who opened the pit must pay the owner for the loss and take the dead animal in exchange.
                          35 "If anyone's bull injures the bull of another and it dies, the two parties are to sell the live one and divide both the money and the dead animal equally.
                          36 However, if it was known that the bull had the habit of goring, yet the owner did not keep it penned up,17 the owner must pay, animal for animal, and take the dead animal in exchange.

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