Exodus 21:34
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New International Version
the one who opened the pit must pay the owner for the loss and take the dead animal in exchange.

New Living Translation
The owner of the pit must pay full compensation to the owner of the animal, but then he gets to keep the dead animal.

English Standard Version
the owner of the pit shall make restoration. He shall give money to its owner, and the dead beast shall be his.

New American Standard Bible
the owner of the pit shall make restitution; he shall give money to its owner, and the dead animal shall become his.

King James Bible
The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the owner of the pit must give compensation; he must pay money to its owner, but the dead animal will become his."

International Standard Version
the owner of the pit is to make restitution. He is to pay money to its owner, and the dead animal will become his.

NET Bible
the owner of the pit must repay the loss. He must give money to its owner, and the dead animal will become his.

New Heart English Bible
the owner of the pit shall make it good. He shall give money to its owner, and the dead animal shall be his.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the owner of the cistern must make up for the loss. He must pay money to the animal's owner, and then the dead animal will be his.

JPS Tanakh 1917
the owner of the pit shall make it good; he shall give money unto the owner of them, and the dead beast shall be his.

New American Standard 1977
the owner of the pit shall make restitution; he shall give money to its owner, and the dead animal shall become his.

Jubilee Bible 2000
the owner of the pit shall make it good and give money unto their owner, and the dead beast shall be his.

King James 2000 Bible
The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.

American King James Version
The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money to the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.

American Standard Version
the owner of the pit shall make it good; he shall give money unto the owner thereof, and the dead beast'shall be his.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The owner of the pit shall pay the price of the beasts: and that which is dead shall be his own.

Darby Bible Translation
the owner of the pit shall make it good, shall give money to the owner of them; and the dead [ox] shall be his.

English Revised Version
the owner of the pit shall make it good; he shall give money unto the owner of them, and the dead beast shall be his.

Webster's Bible Translation
The owner of the pit shall make compensation, and give money to the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.

World English Bible
the owner of the pit shall make it good. He shall give money to its owner, and the dead animal shall be his.

Young's Literal Translation
the owner of the pit doth repay, money he doth give back to its owner, and the dead is his.
Study Bible
Laws about Restitution
33"If a man opens a pit, or digs a pit and does not cover it over, and an ox or a donkey falls into it, 34the owner of the pit shall make restitution; he shall give money to its owner, and the dead animal shall become his. 35"If one man's ox 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.…
Cross References
Exodus 21:33
"If a man opens a pit, or digs a pit and does not cover it over, and an ox or a donkey falls into it,

Exodus 21:35
"If one man's ox 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.
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The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money to the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.

Exodus 21:29,30 But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it …

Exodus 22:6,14 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, …

(34) The dead beast shall be his.--Having paid the full value of the live animal, the owner of the well was entitled to make what he could by the carcass.

Verse 34. - The owner of the pit shall make it good - i.e., "shall duly compensate the owner of the cattle for its loss." And the dead beast shall be his. Having paid the full price of the slain beast, the owner of the cistern was entitled to its carcase. The owner of the pit shall make it good,.... Repair the loss of the ox or ass:

and give the money unto the owner of them: the price of them, what they are worth: the Targum of Jonathan is,"the owner of the pit shall pay the silver, he shall return to its owner the price of the ox or ass:"

and the dead beast shall be his; either the owner of the pit; who pays the full value for the ox or ass killed, which seems but reasonable; or"the injured person as Jarchi, for he says, they reckon or estimate the carcass, and he takes it for the price;''that is, for part of the price it is valued at. 21:22-36 The cases here mentioned give rules of justice then, and still in use, for deciding similar matters. We are taught by these laws, that we must be very careful to do no wrong, either directly or indirectly. If we have done wrong, we must be very willing to make it good, and be desirous that nobody may lose by us.
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