|New International Version (© 2011)|
If the stolen animal is found alive in their possession--whether ox or donkey or sheep--they must pay back double.
King James Bible
If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.
American Standard Version
If the theft be found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall pay double.
Young's Literal Translation
if the theft is certainly found in his hand alive, whether ox, or ass, or sheep -- double he repayeth.
Exodus 22:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He shall restore double - In no case of theft was the life of the offender taken away; the utmost that the law says on this point is, that, if when found breaking into a house, he should be smitten so as to die, no blood should be shed for him; Exodus 22:2. If he had stolen and sold the property, then he was to restore four or fivefold, Exodus 22:1; but if the animal was found alive in his possession, he was to restore double.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Exodus 21:16 And he that steals a man, and sells him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
he shall restore double
Exodus 21:1,7,9 Now these are the judgments which you shall set before them...
Proverbs 6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
Isaiah 40:2 Speak you comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned...
Jeremiah 16:18 And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land...
Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works...
Exodus 22:4 Parallel CommentariesActually Alive Animal Ass Bloodguilt Donkey Double Found Hand Ox Pay Possession Property Repayeth Restore Risen Sheep Stole Stolen Sun Theft Twice Whatever WhetherActually Alive Animal Ass Bloodguilt Donkey Double Found Hand Ox Pay Possession Property Repayeth Restore Risen Sheep Stole Stolen Sun Theft Twice Whatever WhetherTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
Exodus 22:4 Mobile Bible
Exodus 22:4 Bible Suite
Exodus 22:4 Biblia Paralela
Exodus 22:4 Chinese Bible
Exodus 22:5 "If anyone grazes their livestock in a field or vineyard and lets them stray and they graze in someone else's field, the offender must make restitution from the best of their own field or vineyard.
Exodus 22:7 "If anyone gives a neighbor silver or goods for safekeeping and they are stolen from the neighbor's house, the thief, if caught, must pay back double.
1 Samuel 12:5 Samuel said to them, "The LORD is witness against you, and also his anointed is witness this day, that you have not found anything in my hand." "He is witness," they said.