Exodus 22:15
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.

Berean Study Bible
If the owner was present, no restitution is required. If the animal was rented, the fee covers the loss.

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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
But if something happens to the animal while the owner is present, you do not have to replace it. If you had leased the animal, the money you paid the owner will cover any harm done to it.

Good News Translation
But if that happens when the owner is present, he need not repay. If it is a rented animal, the loss is covered by the rental price.

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.
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Property Laws
14If a man borrows an animal from his neighbor and it is injured or dies while its owner is not present, he must make full restitution. 15If the owner was present, no restitution is required. If the animal was rented, the fee covers the loss.
Cross References
Exodus 22:14
If a man borrows an animal from his neighbor and it is injured or dies while its owner is not present, he must make full restitution.

Exodus 22:16
If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged in marriage and sleeps with her, he must pay the full 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…







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

the owner
בְּעָלָ֥יו (bə·‘ā·lāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1167: A master, a husband, owner

was present,
עִמּ֖וֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

no
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

restitution is required.
יְשַׁלֵּ֑ם (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

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

[the animal]
ה֔וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

was rented,
שָׂכִ֣יר (śā·ḵîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7916: A man at wages

the fee covers the loss.
בִּשְׂכָרֽוֹ׃ (biś·ḵā·rōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7939: Payment of contract, salary, fare, maintenance, compensation, benefit
(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 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.
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