Exodus 21:21
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.

Berean Study Bible
However, if the servant gets up after a day or two, the owner shall not be punished, since the servant is his property.

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

New King James Version
Notwithstanding, if he remains alive a day or two, he shall not be punished; for he is his property.

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

NASB 1995
"If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for he is his property.

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

Amplified Bible
If, however, the servant survives for a day or two, the offender shall not be punished, for the [injured] servant is his own property.

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.

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."

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
However, if one shall live one day or two days, he will not be judged because that is his money.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But if the servant continue to live a day or two, let not the master be punished; for he is his money.

Contemporary English Version
However, if the slave lives a few days after the beating, you are not to be punished. After all, you have already lost the services of that slave who was your property.

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.

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

Good News Translation
But if the slave does not die for a day or two, the master is not to be punished. The loss of his property is punishment enough.

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.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
only if he remains a day, or two days, he is not avenged, for he [is] his money.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Personal Injury Laws
20If a man strikes his manservant or maidservant with a rod, and the servant dies by his hand, he shall surely be punished. 21However, if the servant gets up after a day or two, the owner shall not be punished, since the servant is his property. 22If men who are fighting strike a pregnant woman and her child is born prematurely, but there is no further injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman’s husband demands and as the court allows.…

Cross References
Exodus 21:20
If a man strikes his manservant or maidservant with a rod, and the servant dies by his hand, he shall surely be punished.

Leviticus 25:44
Your menservants and maidservants shall come from the nations around you, from whom you may purchase them.


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, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession…









(21) If he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished.--Comp. the proviso with respect to freemen (Exodus 21:19). The notion is, that unless the death follows speedily it must be presumed not to have been intended; and this might be especially presumed in the case of a man killing his slave, since thereby he inflicted on himself a pecuniary loss.

Verse 21. - If he continue a day or two - i.e., "If the slave does not die till a day or two afterwards." Compare the provision in ver. 19, with respect to persons who were not slaves. No special callousness to the sufferings of slaves is implied. He is his money. The slave had been purchased for a stun of money, or was at any rate money' s worth; and the master would suffer a pecuniary loss by his death.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
However,
אַ֥ךְ (’aḵ)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

the slave gets up
יַעֲמֹ֑ד (ya·‘ă·mōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

after a day
י֛וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

or
א֥וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's 176: Desire, if

two,
יוֹמַ֖יִם (yō·w·ma·yim)
Noun - md
Strong's 3117: A day

the owner shall not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

be punished,
יֻקַּ֔ם (yuq·qam)
Verb - QalPass - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5358: To grudge, avenge, punish

since
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

[the slave is]
הֽוּא׃ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

his property.
כַסְפּ֖וֹ (ḵas·pōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money


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