Exodus 22

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1If a man shall steal an ox or a sheep and kill it or sell it he shall restore five oxen for an ox and four sheep for a sheep. 2If a thief is found breaking into a house and is smitten so he dies, he that killed him shall not be guilty of his blood. 3If the sun is risen upon him, he that killed him is guilty of his blood; the thief should make full restitution; if he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. 4If he is found with the theft in his hand, whether it be ox or ass or sheep, he shall restore double. 5If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten and shall put in his beast and shall feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field and of the best of his own vineyard shall he make restitution. 6When fires are lit and in burning the thorns burn also the stacks of sheaves or the standing grain, or the field is consumed; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

7When a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it is stolen out of the man’s house; if the thief is found, let him pay double. 8If the thief is not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges to see whether he has put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods. 9For all manner of fraud, whether it be for an ox, for an ass, for a sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challenges to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour. 10If a man delivers unto his neighbour an ass or an ox or a sheep or any beast to keep, and it dies or is hurt or driven away, no man seeing it, 11then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he has not put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods, and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good. 12And if it is stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto its owner. 13If it is torn in pieces, then let him bring witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn. 14And if anyone borrows anything of his neighbour, and it is hurt or dies, its owner not being with it, he shall surely make it good. 15But if its owner is with it, he shall not make it good; if it was hired, it came for its hire.

16If a man should entice a virgin that is not betrothed and lie with her, he shall surely endow her and take her to be his wife. 17If her father utterly refuses to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins. 18Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. 19Whoever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death. 20He that sacrifices unto any god, except unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed. 21Thou shalt neither mistreat a stranger nor oppress him; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. 22Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child. 23If thou afflict them in any manner, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; 24and my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

25If thou should lend money to my people, to the poor who is with thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. 26If thou at all take thy neighbour’s clothing as a pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him before the sun goes down; 27for only that is his covering, it is his clothing to cover his flesh, in which he must sleep; and it shall come to pass, when he cries unto me, that I will hear, for I am merciful. 28Thou shalt not revile the judges nor curse the prince of thy people. 29Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits and of thy liquors; the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me. 30Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen and with thy sheep; seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it to me. 31And ye shall be holy men unto me; neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.