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Exodus 22 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:1 - [fn] “If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:2 - [fn] If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:3 - but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He[fn] shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:4 - If the stolen beast is found alive in his possession, whether it is an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:5 - “If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed over, or lets his beast loose and it feeds in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best in his own field and in his own vineyard.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:6 - “If fire breaks out and catches in thorns so that the stacked grain or the standing grain or the field is consumed, he who started the fire shall make full restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:7 - “If a man gives to his neighbor money or goods to keep safe, and it is stolen from the man’s house, then, if the thief is found, he shall pay double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:8 - If the thief is not found, the owner of the house shall come near to God to show whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor’s property.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:9 - For every breach of trust, whether it is for an ox, for a donkey, for a sheep, for a cloak, or for any kind of lost thing, of which one says, ‘This is it,’ the case of both parties shall come before God. The one whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 - “If a man gives to his neighbor a donkey or an ox or a sheep or any beast to keep safe, and it dies or is injured or is driven away, without anyone seeing it,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:11 - an oath by the LORD shall be between them both to see whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor’s property. The owner shall accept the oath, and he shall not make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:12 - But if it is stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:13 - If it is torn by beasts, let him bring it as evidence. He shall not make restitution for what has been torn.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:14 - “If a man borrows anything of his neighbor, and it is injured or dies, the owner not being with it, he shall make full restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:15 - If the owner was with it, he shall not make restitution; if it was hired, it came for its hiring fee.[fn]

Laws About Social Justice

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:16 - “If a man seduces a virgin[fn] who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price[fn] for her and make her his wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:17 - If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the bride-price for virgins.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:18 - “You shall not permit a sorceress to live.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:19 - “Whoever lies with an animal shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:20 - “Whoever sacrifices to any god, other than the LORD alone, shall be devoted to destruction.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:21 - “You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:22 - You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:23 - If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:25 - “If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be like a moneylender to him, and you shall not exact interest from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:26 - If ever you take your neighbor’s cloak in pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:27 - for that is his only covering, and it is his cloak for his body; in what else shall he sleep? And if he cries to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:28 - “You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:29 - “You shall not delay to offer from the fullness of your harvest and from the outflow of your presses. The firstborn of your sons you shall give to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:30 - You shall do the same with your oxen and with your sheep: seven days it shall be with its mother; on the eighth day you shall give it to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:31 - “You shall be consecrated to me. Therefore you shall not eat any flesh that is torn by beasts in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs.
ESV Footnotes
Ch 21:37 in Hebrew
Ch 22:1 in Hebrew
That is, the thief
Or it is reckoned in (Hebrew comes into) its hiring fee
Or a girl of marriageable age; also verse 17
Or engagement present; also verse 17
That is, set apart (devoted) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction)

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