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Exodus 21 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Ordinances for the People

(Deu 15:12–18 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:1 - “Now these H428 are the ordinances H4941 which H834 you are to set H7760 before H6440 them:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:2 - “If H3588 you buy H7069 a Hebrew H5680 slave, H5650 he shall serve H5647 for six H8337 years; H8141 but on the seventh H7637 he shall go H3318 out as a free H2670 man H2670 without H2600 payment. H2600
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:3 - “If H518 he comes H935 [fn]alone, H1610 he shall go H3318 out [fn]alone; H1610 if H518 he is the husband H1167 of a wife, H802 then his wife H802 shall go H3318 out with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:4 - “If H518 his master H113 gives H5414 him a wife, H802 and she bears H3205 him sons H1121 or H176 daughters, H1323 the wife H802 and her children H3206 shall belong H1961 to her master, H113 and he shall go H3318 out [fn]alone. H1610
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:5 - “But if H518 the slave H5650 plainly H559 says, H559 ‘I love H157 my master, H113 my wife H802 and my children; H1121 I will not go H3318 out as a free H2670 man,’ H2670
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:6 - then his master H113 shall bring H5066 him to [fn]God, H430 then he shall bring H5066 him to the door H1817 or H176 the doorpost. H4201 And his master H113 shall pierce H7527 his ear H241 with an awl; H4836 and he shall serve H5647 him permanently. H5769
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:7 - “If H3588 a man H376 sells H4376 his daughter H1323 as a female H519 slave, H519 she is not to [fn]go H3318 free H3318 as the male H5650 slaves H5650 [fn]do. H3318
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:8 - “If H518 she is [fn]displeasing H7451 in the eyes H5869 of her master H113 [fn]who H834 designated H3259 her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. H6299 He does not have H4910 authority H4910 to sell H4376 her to a foreign H5237 people H5971 because of his [fn]unfairness H898 to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:9 - “If H518 he designates H3259 her for his son, H1121 he shall deal H6213 with her according to the custom H4941 of daughters. H1323
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:10 - “If H518 he takes H3947 to himself another H312 woman, H312 he may not reduce H1639 her [fn]food, H7607 her clothing, H3682 or her conjugal H5772 rights. H5772
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:11 - “If H518 he will not do H6213 these H428 three H7969 things for her, then she shall go H3318 out for nothing, H2600 without H369 payment of money. H3701

Personal Injuries

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:12 - “He who strikes H5221 a man H376 so that he dies H4191 shall surely H4191 be put H4191 to death. H4191
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:13 - “But [fn]if H834 he did not lie H6658 in wait H6658 for him, but God H430 let H579 him fall H579 into his hand, H3027 then I will appoint H7760 you a place H4725 to which H834 he may flee. H5127
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:14 - “If, H3588 however, a man H376 acts H2102 presumptuously H2102 toward H5921 his neighbor, H7453 so as to kill H2026 him craftily, H6195 you are to take H3947 him even from My altar, H4196 that he may die. H4191
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:15 - “He who strikes H5221 his father H1 or his mother H517 shall surely H4191 be put H4191 to death. H4191
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:16 - “He who [fn]kidnaps H1589 a man, H376 whether he sells H4376 him or he is found H4672 in his [fn]possession, H3027 shall surely H4191 be put H4191 to death. H4191
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:17 - “He who curses H7043 his father H1 or his mother H517 shall surely H4191 be put H4191 to death. H4191
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:18 - “If H3588 men H376 have H7378 a quarrel H7378 and one H376 strikes H5221 the other H7453 with a stone H68 or H176 with his fist, H106 and he does not die H4191 but [fn]remains H5307 in bed, H4904
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:19 - if H518 he gets H6965 up and walks H1980 around H1980 outside H2351 on his staff, H4938 then he who struck H5221 him shall go H5352 unpunished; H5352 he shall only H7534 pay H5414 for his [fn]loss H7674 of time, H7674 and [fn]shall take H7495 care H7495 of him until he is completely H7495 healed. H7495
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:20 - “If H3588 a man H376 strikes H5221 his male H5650 or H176 female H519 slave H519 H5650 with a rod H7626 and he dies H4191 [fn]at his hand, H3027 he shall [fn]be punished. H5358
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:21 - “If, H518 however, H389 he [fn]survives H5975 a day H3117 or H176 two, no H3808 vengeance H5358 shall be taken; H5358 for he is his [fn]property. H3701
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:22 - “If H3588 men H376 struggle H5327 with each other and strike H5062 a woman H802 with child H2030 so that [fn]she gives H3205 birth H3205 prematurely, H3318 yet there is no H3808 injury, H611 he shall surely H6064 be fined H6064 as the woman’s H802 husband H1167 [fn]may demand H7896 of him, and he shall pay H5414 [fn]as the judges H6414 decide.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:23 - “But if H518 there is any further injury, H611 then you shall appoint H5414 as a penalty life H5315 for life, H5315
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:24 - eye H5869 for eye, H5869 tooth H8127 for tooth, H8127 hand H3027 for hand, H3027 foot H7272 for foot, H7272
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:25 - burn H3555 for burn, H3555 wound H6482 for wound, H6482 [fn]bruise H2250 for bruise. H2250
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:26 - “If H3588 a man H376 strikes H5221 the eye H5869 of his male H5650 or H176 female H519 slave, H519 H5650 and destroys H7843 it, he shall let him go H7971 free H2670 on account H8478 of his eye. H5869
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:27 - “And if H518 he [fn]knocks H5307 out a tooth H8127 of his male H5650 or H176 female H519 slave, H519 H5650 he shall let him go H7971 free H2670 on account H8478 of his tooth. H8127
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:28 - “If H3588 an ox H7794 gores H5055 a man H376 or H176 a woman H802 [fn]to death, H4191 the ox H7794 shall surely H5619 be stoned H5619 and its flesh H1320 shall not be eaten; H398 but the owner H1167 of the ox H7794 shall go H5355 unpunished. H5355
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:29 - “If, H518 however, an ox H7794 was previously H8543 H8032 in the habit H5056 of goring H5056 and its owner H1167 has been warned, H5749 yet he does not confine H8104 it and it kills H4191 a man H376 or H176 a woman, H802 the ox H7794 shall be stoned H5619 and its owner H1167 also H1571 shall be put H4191 to death. H4191
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:30 - “If H518 a ransom H3724 is [fn]demanded H7896 of him, then he shall give H5414 for the redemption H6306 of his life H5315 whatever H3605 H834 is [fn]demanded H7896 of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:31 - “Whether H176 it gores H5055 a son H1121 or H176 [fn]a daughter, H1323 it shall be done H6213 to him according to [fn]the same H2088 rule. H4941
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:32 - “If H518 the ox H7794 gores H5055 a male H5650 or H176 female H519 slave, H519 H5650 [fn]the owner shall give H5414 his or her master H113 thirty H7970 shekels H8255 of silver, H3701 and the ox H7794 shall be stoned. H5619
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:33 - “If H3588 a man H376 opens H6605 a pit, H953 or H176 [fn]digs H3738 a pit H953 and does not cover H3680 it over, and an ox H7794 or H176 a donkey H2543 falls H5307 into it,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:34 - the owner H1167 of the pit H953 shall make H7999 restitution; H7999 he shall [fn]give H7725 money H3701 to its owner, H1167 and the dead H4191 animal shall become H1961 his.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:35 - “If H3588 one man’s H376 ox H7794 hurts H5062 another’s H7453 so that it dies, H4191 then they shall sell H4376 the live H2416 ox H7794 and divide H2673 its price H3701 equally; and also H1571 they shall divide H2673 the dead H4191 ox.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:36 - “Or H176 if it is known H3045 that the ox H7794 was previously H8543 H8032 in the habit H5056 of goring, H5056 yet its owner H1167 has not confined H8104 it, he shall surely H7999 pay H7999 ox H7794 for ox, H7794 and the dead H4191 animal shall become H1961 his.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: by himself
Literally: by himself
Or, the judges who acted in God's name
Literally: go out
Literally: bad
Another reading is so that he did not designate her
Literally: dealing treacherously
Literally: flesh
Literally: he who
Literally: steals
Literally: hand
Literally: lies
Literally: his sitting
Literally: healing, he shall cause to be healed
Literally: under
Literally: suffer vengeance
Literally: stands
Literally: money
Or, an untimely birth occurs; lit her children come out
Literally: lays on him
Literally: by arbitration
Literally: welt
Literally: causes to fall
Literally: so that he dies
Literally: laid on him
Literally: gores a daughter
Literally: this judgment
Literally: he
Literally: if a man digs
Literally: give back

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