Exodus 22:8
New International Version
But if the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges, and they must determine whether the owner of the house has laid hands on the other person's property.

New Living Translation
But if the thief is not caught, the neighbor must appear before God, who will determine if he stole the property.

English Standard Version
If the thief is not found, the owner of the house shall come near to God to show whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor’s property.

Berean Study Bible
If the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges to determine whether he has taken his neighbor’s property.

New American Standard Bible
"If the thief is not caught, then the owner of the house shall appear before the judges, to determine whether he laid his hands on his neighbor's property.

King James Bible
If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.

Christian Standard Bible
If the thief is not caught, the owner of the house must present himself to the judges to determine whether or not he has taken his neighbor's property.

Contemporary English Version
But if the thief isn't caught, some judges will decide if you are the guilty one.

Good News Translation
But if the thief is not found, the one who was keeping the valuables is to be brought to the place of worship and there he must take an oath that he has not stolen the other one's property.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If the thief is not caught, the owner of the house must present himself to the judges to determine whether or not he has taken his neighbor's property.

International Standard Version
If the thief is not found, the owner of the house is to appear before the judges to see whether or not the thief took his neighbor's property.

NET Bible
If the thief is not caught, then the owner of the house will be brought before the judges to see whether he has laid his hand on his neighbor's goods.

New Heart English Bible
If the thief isn't found, then the master of the house shall come near to God, to find out if he hasn't put his hand to his neighbor's goods.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If the thief is not caught, the owner of the house must be brought to God to find out whether or not he took his neighbor's valuables.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall come near unto God, to see whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.

New American Standard 1977
“If the thief is not caught, then the owner of the house shall appear before the judges, to determine whether he laid his hands on his neighbor’s property.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If 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.

King James 2000 Bible
If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he has put his hand unto his neighbor's goods.

American King James Version
If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought to the judges, to see whether he have put his hand to his neighbor's goods.

American Standard Version
If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall come near unto God, to see whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If the thief be not known, the master of the house shall be brought to the gods, and shall swear that he did not lay his hand upon his neighbour's goods,

Darby Bible Translation
if the thief be not found, the master of the house shall be brought before the judges, [to see] if he has not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.

English Revised Version
If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall come near unto God, to see whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.

Webster's Bible Translation
If the thief shall not be found, then the master of the house shall be brought to the judges, to see whether he hath put his hand to his neighbor's goods.

World English Bible
If the thief isn't found, then the master of the house shall come near to God, to find out if he hasn't put his hand to his neighbor's goods.

Young's Literal Translation
'If the thief is not found, then the master of the house hath been brought near unto God, whether he hath not put forth his hand against the work of his neighbour;
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Property Laws
7If a man gives his neighbor money or goods for safekeeping and they are stolen from the neighbor’s house, the thief, if caught, must pay back double. 8If the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges to determine whether he has taken his neighbor’s property. 9In all cases of illegal possession of an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any lost item that someone claims, ‘This is mine,’ both parties shall bring their cases before the judges. The one whom the judges condemn must pay back double to his neighbor.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:9
In all cases of illegal possession of an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any lost item that someone claims, 'This is mine,' both parties shall bring their cases before the judges. The one whom the judges condemn must pay back double to his neighbor.

Deuteronomy 17:8
If a case is too difficult for you to judge, whether the controversy within your gates is regarding bloodshed, lawsuits, or assaults, you must go up to the place the LORD your God will choose.

Deuteronomy 17:9
You are to go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who presides at that time. Inquire of them, and they will give you a verdict in the case.

Deuteronomy 19:17
both parties to the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD, before the priests and judges who are in office at that time.

1 Kings 8:31
When a man sins against his neighbor and is required to take an oath, and he comes to take an oath before Your altar in this temple,

Psalm 82:1
God presides in the divine assembly; He renders judgment among the gods:

Treasury of Scripture

If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought to the judges, to see whether he have put his hand to his neighbor's goods.

the judges

Exodus 22:28 You shall not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of your people.

Exodus 21:6 Then his master shall bring him to the judges; he shall also bring …

Deuteronomy 16:18 Judges and officers shall you make you in all your gates, which the …

Deuteronomy 19:17,18 Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before …

1 Chronicles 23:4 Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the work of …

Psalm 82:1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods.







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

the thief
הַגַּנָּ֔ב (hag·gan·nāḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1590: A stealer

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

found,
יִמָּצֵא֙ (yim·mā·ṣê)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

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

of the house
הַבַּ֖יִת (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

must appear
וְנִקְרַ֥ב (wə·niq·raḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

before
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the judges
הָֽאֱלֹהִ֑ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

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

he has taken
שָׁלַ֛ח (šā·laḥ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

his neighbor’s
רֵעֵֽהוּ׃ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

property.
בִּמְלֶ֥אכֶת (bim·le·ḵeṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property
(8) To see whether he have put his hand.--Kalisch translates, to swear that he has not put his hand, and so the LXX. (??? ???????) and Vulg. (et jurabit quod non extenderit manum).

Verse 8. - If the thief be not found. - It is not clear what was to be done in this case. Kalisch supposes that it came under the law of the oath (ver. 10), and that if the man entrusted with the deposit swore that he had not embezzled it, he was let go free. But as stolen cattle were to be compensated for to the owner (ver. 12), it would seem to be more consistent that stolen money or chattels should also have been made good. 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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