Exodus 22:15
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
But if the owner is with the animal, the borrower will not have to pay. If the animal was hired, the money paid for the hire covers the loss.

New Living Translation
But if the owner was present, no compensation is required. And no compensation is required if the animal was rented, for this loss is covered by the rental fee.

English Standard Version
If the owner was with it, he shall not make restitution; if it was hired, it came for its hiring fee.

New American Standard Bible
"If its owner is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for its hire.

King James Bible
But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If its owner is there with it, the man does not have to make restitution. If it was rented, the loss is covered by its rental price."

International Standard Version
If its owner was with it, he is not to make restitution. If it was hired, its fee covers the loss."

NET Bible
If its owner was with it, he will not have to pay; if it was hired, what was paid for the hire covers it.

New Heart English Bible
If its owner is with it, he shall not make it good. If it is a leased thing, it came for its lease.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If the owner is with the animal, the borrower doesn't have to make up for the loss. If it is rented, the rental fee covers the loss.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good; if it be a hireling, he loseth his hire.

New American Standard 1977
“If its owner is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for its hire.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if its owner is with it, he shall not make it good; if it was hired, it came for its hire.

King James 2000 Bible
But if the owner of it be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, it came for its hire.

American King James Version
But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire.

American Standard Version
If the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, it came for its hire.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if the owner be present, he shall not make restitution, especially if it were hired and came for the hire of his work.

Darby Bible Translation
if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make [it] good; if it be a hired [thing], it came for its hire.

English Revised Version
If the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for its hire.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if the owner of it shall be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, it came for his hire.

World English Bible
If its owner is with it, he shall not make it good. If it is a leased thing, it came for its lease.

Young's Literal Translation
if its owner is with it, he doth not repay, -- if it is a hired thing, it hath come for its hire.
Study Bible
Property Laws
14"If a man borrows anything from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution. 15"If its owner is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for its hire. 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.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:14
"If a man borrows anything from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution.

Exodus 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.
Treasury of Scripture

But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire.

it came for his hire

Zechariah 8:10 For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast…

(15) If it be a hired thing.--Letting out for hire is akin to lending; but still quite a different transaction. Damage to a thing hired was not to be made good by the hirer, since the risk of it might be considered to have formed part of the calculation upon which the amount of the hire was fixed.

Verse 15. If the owner thereof be with it. - By "with it," we must understand, not merely present, but in charge of it, or at any rate so near it that he might have prevented the damage, had prevention been possible. If it be an hired thing. - If anything were paid for the use of the thing, then it was not borrowed, but hired; and the owner was considered to have counted in the risk of loss or damage in fixing the amount of the hire. He was entitled therefore to no compensation Our own law does not rule this absolutely, but takes into consideration the proportion of the sum paid for hire to the value of the thing hired, and the general tacit understanding.

CHAPTER 22:16-31 But if the owner thereof be with it,.... When it is hurt or dies; for in some cases the owner might go along with his beast, being borrowed or hired to do work with it; or, however, being upon the spot, must be satisfied that it was not ill used; and it may be reasonably presumed he would do all he could to preserve it: and this being the case:

he shall not make it good; that is, the borrower, but the loss would lie upon the lender; seeing this might have been the case if it had been at home, and not borrowed or lent. The Jewish writers understand all this in a different manner, that if the owner is not with it in the time of borrowing, though he is with it in the time of its being hurt, or of its death, the borrower must pay; but if he was with it in the time of borrowing, though not in the time of its receiving damage, or of its death, the borrower was free (c); for, as Jarchi says, whether it be in that work (for which he was borrowed), or in another work (it matters not), if he was with it at the time of borrowing, there was no necessity of his being with it at the time of its hurt or death. The reason of which, I must confess, I do not understand; unless the meaning is, that it was necessary that the owner, and the beast, should be both borrowed or hired together; and which indeed seems to be the sense of the Misnah, or tradition (d), which runs thus,"if a man borrows a cow, and borrows or hires its owner with it; or if he hires or borrows the owner, and after that borrows the cow, and it dies, he is free, as it is said, Exodus 22:15 but if he borrows the cow, and afterwards borrows or hires the owner, and it dies, he is bound to pay, as it is said, Exodus 22:13 if his owner is not with it, &c.''If it be an hired thing, it came for its hire; that is, if the beast which was come to some damage, or was dead, was hired, and not borrowed, then, whether the owner was with it or not at that time, he could demand no more than hire, and the person that hired it was obliged to pay that and no more; or if the owner himself was hired along with his beast, and so was present when it received its damage, or its death, nothing more could come to him than what he agreed for.

(c) Misn. Bava Metzia, c. 8. sect. 1. Maimon. & Bartenora in ib. (d) Ibid. 22; 1 - 31 Judicial laws. - The people of God should ever be ready to show mildness and mercy, according to the spirit of these laws. We must answer to God, not only for what we do maliciously, but for what we do heedlessly. Therefore, when we have done harm to our neighbour, we should make restitution, though not compelled by law. Let these scriptures lead our souls to remember, that if the grace of God has indeed appeared to us, then it has taught us, and enabled us so to conduct ourselves by its holy power, that denying ungodliness and wordly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, Titus 2:12. And the grace of God teaches us, that as the Lord is our portion, there is enough in him to satisfy all the desires of our souls.
Jump to Previous
Animal Borrower Covered Covers Good Hire Hired Hireling Leased Loss Money Owner Paid Pay Payment Repay Restitution Thereof Use
Jump to Next
Animal Borrower Covered Covers Good Hire Hired Hireling Leased Loss Money Owner Paid Pay Payment Repay Restitution Thereof Use
Links
Exodus 22:15 NIV
Exodus 22:15 NLT
Exodus 22:15 ESV
Exodus 22:15 NASB
Exodus 22:15 KJV

Exodus 22:15 Biblia Paralela
Exodus 22:15 Chinese Bible
Exodus 22:15 French Bible
Exodus 22:15 German Bible

Alphabetical: animal borrower But came covers for have he hire hired if is it its loss make money not owner paid pay restitution shall the to was will with

OT Law: Exodus 22:15 If its owner is with it he (Exo. Ex) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Exodus 22:14
Top of Page
Top of Page