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Exodus 22 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Property Rights

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:1 - [fn]If a man steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for the ox and four sheep for the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:2 - [fn]If the thief is [fn]caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:3 - But if the sun has risen on him, there will be bloodguiltiness on his account. He shall surely make restitution; if he owns nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:4 - “If what he stole is actually found alive in his [fn]possession, whether an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:5 - “If a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed bare and lets his animal loose so that it grazes in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best of his own field and the best of his own vineyard.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:6 - “If a fire breaks out and spreads to thorn bushes, so that stacked grain or the standing grain or the field itself is consumed, he who started the fire shall surely make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:7 - “If a man gives his neighbor money or goods to keep for him and it is stolen from the man’s house, if the thief is [fn]caught, he shall pay double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:8 - “If the thief is not [fn]caught, then the owner of the house shall [fn]appear before [fn]the judges, to determine whether he [fn]laid his hands on his neighbor’s property.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:9 - “For every [fn]breach of trust, whether it is for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any lost thing about which one says, ‘This is it,’ the [fn]case of both parties shall come before [fn]the judges; he whom [fn]the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 - “If a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep for him, and it dies or is hurt or is driven away while no one is looking,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:11 - an oath before the LORD shall be made by the two of them [fn]that he has not [fn]laid hands on his neighbor’s property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:12 - “But if it is actually stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:13 - “If it is all torn to pieces, let him bring it as evidence; he shall not make restitution for what has been torn to pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:14 - “If a man [fn]borrows anything from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:15 - “If its owner is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for its hire.

Sundry Laws

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:16 - “If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:17 - “If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall [fn]pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:18 - “You shall not allow a sorceress to live.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:19 - “Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:20 - “He who sacrifices to [fn]any god, other than to the LORD alone, shall be [fn]utterly destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:21 - “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:22 - “You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:23 - “If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - and My anger will be kindled, 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 My people, to the poor [fn]among you, you are not to [fn]act as a creditor to him; you shall not [fn]charge him interest.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:26 - “If you ever take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:27 - for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his [fn]body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:28 - “You shall not [fn]curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:29 - “You shall not delay the offering from [fn]your harvest and your vintage. 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. It shall be with its mother seven days; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:31 - “You shall be holy men to Me, therefore you shall not eat any flesh torn to pieces in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs.
NASB95 Footnotes
Ch 21:37 in Heb
Ch 22:1 in Heb
Literally: found
Literally: hand
Literally: found
Literally: found
Literally: approach to
Or, God
Literally: stretched his hand
Or, matter of transgression
Literally: matter
Or, God
Literally: whether
Literally: stretched his hand
Literally: asks
Literally: weigh out silver
Literally: the gods
Literally: put under the ban
Literally: with
Literally: be
Literally: lay upon
Literally: skin
Or, revile
Literally: your fullness and your tears

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