Exodus 21:27

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.

Read Exodus 21:27 Using Other Translations

And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.
If he knocks out the tooth of his slave, male or female, he shall let the slave go free because of his tooth.
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.

What does Exodus 21:27 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Exodus 21:27

And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his
maidservant's tooth
Give them such a slap on the face, or a blow on the mouth, as to strike out one of their teeth; this also the Targum of Jonathan and Jarchi restrain to a Canaanitish servant or maid;

he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake;
both him and her, the servant and the maid; this, though of lesser consequence than the loss of an eye, was punished in the same manner with the loss of the servant man or maid, to make masters careful how they abused their servants in any degree. And though only these parts are expressed, yet Jarchi and Aben Ezra observe, that all other principal members of the body, which they reckon to be twenty four, are included, as the fingers, toes

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