Exodus 23:4

4 “If you come across your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it.

Exodus 23:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again
ESV
4 "If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall bring it back to him
NLT
4 “If you come upon your enemy’s ox or donkey that has strayed away, take it back to its owner.
MSG
4 "If you find your enemy's ox or donkey loose, take it back to him
CSB
4 "If you come across your enemy's stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.

Exodus 23:4 In-Context

2 “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd,
3 and do not show favoritism to a poor person in a lawsuit.
4 “If you come across your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it.
5 If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help them with it.
6 “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Romans 12:20
  • 2. Leviticus 6:3; Leviticus 19:11; Deuteronomy 22:1-3
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