Exodus 21:34
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.

Berean Study Bible
the owner of the pit shall make restitution; he must pay its owner, and the dead animal will 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
You must pay for the dead animal, and it becomes yours.

Good News Translation
he must pay for the animal. He is to pay the money to the owner and may keep the dead animal.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
the owner of the pit shall make compensation; he shall give money to their owner, and the dead shall be his own.

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
33If a man opens or digs a pit and fails to cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it, 34the owner of the pit shall make restitution; he must pay its owner, and the dead animal will be his. 35If a man’s ox injures his neighbor’s ox and it dies, they must sell the live one and divide the proceeds; they also must divide the dead animal.…
Cross References
Exodus 21:33
If a man opens or digs a pit and fails to cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it,

Exodus 21:35
If a man's ox injures his neighbor's ox and it dies, they must sell the live one and divide the proceeds; they also must divide the dead animal.

Treasury of Scripture

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 hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death…

Exodus 22:6,14
If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution…







Lexicon
the owner
בַּ֤עַל (ba·‘al)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1167: A master, a husband, owner

of the pit
הַבּוֹר֙ (hab·bō·wr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 953: A pit, cistern, well

shall make restitution;
יְשַׁלֵּ֔ם (yə·šal·lêm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

he must pay
יָשִׁ֣יב (yā·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

its owner,
לִבְעָלָ֑יו (liḇ·‘ā·lāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1167: A master, a husband, owner

and the dead [animal]
וְהַמֵּ֖ת (wə·ham·mêṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

will be
יִֽהְיֶה־ (yih·yeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

his.
לּֽוֹ׃ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew
(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. 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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