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Exodus 21 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Judgments About Slaves

(Deu 15:12–18 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:1 -

“Now these are the judgments which you are to set before them:

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:2 -

“If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without payment.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:3 - “If he comes [fn]alone, he shall go out [fn]alone; if he is the husband of a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:4 - “If his master gives him a wife, and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall belong to her master, and he shall go out [fn]alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:5 - “But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out as a free man,’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:6 - then his master shall bring him to [fn]God, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. Then his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him permanently.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:7 -

“And if a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to [fn]go free as the male slaves [fn]do.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:8 - “If she is [fn]displeasing in the eyes of her master [fn]who designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He does not have authority to sell her to a foreign people because of his treachery to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:9 - “And if he designates her for his son, he shall do to her according to the custom of daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:10 - “If he takes for himself another woman, he may not reduce her [fn]food, her clothing, or her conjugal rights.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:11 - “And if he will not do these three things for her, then she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.

Judgments About Personal Injuries

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:12 -

“He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:13 - “But [fn]if he did not lie in wait for him, but God let him fall into his hand, then I will appoint you a place to which he may flee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:14 - “If, however, a man acts presumptuously toward his neighbor, so as to kill him by deceit, you shall take him even from My altar, that he may die.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:15 -

“And he who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:16 -

“He who [fn]kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his hand, shall surely be put to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:17 -

“And he who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:18 -

“And if men contend with each other and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but [fn]remains in bed,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:19 - if he gets up and walks around outside on his staff, then he who struck him shall go unpunished; he shall only pay for his [fn]loss of time, and he [fn]shall take care of him until he is completely healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:20 -

“And if a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies [fn]at his hand, he shall surely [fn]be punished.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:21 - “But if for a day or two he is able to stand, no punishment shall be taken; for he is his [fn]property.
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“And if men struggle with each other and [fn]strike a woman with child so that [fn]she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman’s husband [fn]will set for him, and he shall pay [fn]as the judges decide.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:23 - “But if there is any further injury, then you shall pay life for life,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:24 - eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:25 - burn for burn, bruise for bruise, wound for wound.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:26 -

“And if a man strikes the eye of his male or female slave and ruins it, he shall let him go free on account of his eye.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:27 - “And if he [fn]knocks out a tooth of his male or female slave, he shall let him go free on account of his tooth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:28 -

“And if an ox gores a man or a woman [fn]to death, the ox shall surely be stoned and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall go unpunished.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:29 - “If, however, an ox was previously in the habit of goring and its owner has been warned, yet he does not confine it and it puts a man or a woman to death, the ox shall be stoned and its owner also shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:30 - “If a ransom is [fn]demanded of him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is [fn]demanded of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:31 - “Whether it gores a son or [fn]a daughter, it shall be done to him according to [fn]the same judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:32 - “If the ox gores a male or female slave, [fn]the owner shall give his or her master [fn]thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:33 -

“And if a man opens a pit, or if a man digs a pit and does not cover it over, and an ox or a donkey falls into it,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:34 - the owner of the pit shall make restitution; he shall [fn]give money to its owner, and the dead animal shall become his.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:35 -

“And if one man’s ox [fn]hurts another’s so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide its price equally; and also they shall divide the dead ox.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:36 - “Or if it is known that the ox was previously in the habit of goring, yet its owner has not confined it, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead animal shall become his.
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