Exodus 21:21
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New International Version
but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.

New Living Translation
But if the slave recovers within a day or two, then the owner shall not be punished, since the slave is his property.

English Standard Version
But if the slave survives a day or two, he is not to be avenged, for the slave is his money.

New American Standard Bible
"If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for he is his property.

King James Bible
Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, if the slave can stand up after a day or two, the owner should not be punished because he is his owner's property."

International Standard Version
But if the servant survives a day or two, the master is not to be punished because the servant is his property.

NET Bible
However, if the injured servant survives one or two days, the owner will not be punished, for he has suffered the loss.

New Heart English Bible
Notwithstanding, if he gets up after a day or two, he shall not be punished, for he is his property.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if the slave gets up in a day or two, the owner must not be punished. The slave is his property.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Notwithstanding if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished; for he is his money.

New American Standard 1977
“If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for he is his property.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Notwithstanding, if he continues a day or two, he shall not be punished, for he is his money.

King James 2000 Bible
But, if he continues a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his property.

American King James Version
Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.

American Standard Version
Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if the party remain alive a day or two, he shall not be subject to the punishment, because it is his money.

Darby Bible Translation
Only, if he continue [to live] a day or two days, he shall not be avenged; for he is his money.

English Revised Version
Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.

Webster's Bible Translation
Notwithstanding, if he shall continue a day or two, he shall not be punished; for he is his money.

World English Bible
Notwithstanding, if he gets up after a day or two, he shall not be punished, for he is his property.

Young's Literal Translation
only if he remain a day, or two days, he is not avenged, for he is his money.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
21:12-21 God, who by his providence gives and maintains life, by his law protects it. A wilful murderer shall be taken even from God's altar. But God provided cities of refuge to protect those whose unhappiness it was, and not their fault, to cause the death of another; for such as by accident, when a man is doing a lawful act, without intent of hurt, happens to kill another. Let children hear the sentence of God's word upon the ungrateful and disobedient; and remember that God will certainly requite it, if they have ever cursed their parents, even in their hearts, or have lifted up their hands against them, except they repent, and flee for refuge to the Saviour. And let parents hence learn to be very careful in training up their children, setting them a good example, especially in the government of their passions, and in praying for them; taking heed not to provoke them to wrath. Through poverty the Israelites sometimes sold themselves or their children; magistrates sold some persons for their crimes, and creditors were in some cases allowed to sell their debtors who could not pay. But man-stealing, the object of which is to force another into slavery, is ranked in the New Testament with the greatest crimes. Care is here taken, that satisfaction be made for hurt done to a person, though death do not follow. The gospel teaches masters to forbear, and to moderate threatenings, Eph 6:9, considering with Job, What shall I do, when God riseth up? Job 31:13,14.
Study Bible
Personal Injury Laws
20"If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies at his hand, he shall be punished. 21"If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for he is his property. 22"If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman's husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide.…
Cross References
Exodus 21:20
"If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies at his hand, he shall be punished.

Leviticus 25:44
'As for your male and female slaves whom you may have-- you may acquire male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you.
Treasury of Scripture

Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.

Leviticus 25:45,46 Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, …

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