Exodus 21:20
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"Ifוְכִֽי־
(ve·chi-)
3588: that, for, whena prim. conjunction
a manאִ֨ישׁ
(ish)
376: manfrom an unused word
strikesיַכֶּה֩
(yak·keh)
5221: to smitea prim. root
his maleעַבְדֹּ֜ו
(av·dov)
5650: slave, servantfrom abad
orאֹ֤ו
(ov)
176: ora prim. root
female slaveאֲמָתֹו֙
(a·ma·tov)
519: a maid, handmaidof uncertain derivation
with a rodבַּשֵּׁ֔בֶט
(ba·she·vet,)
7626: rod, staff, club, scepter, tribefrom an unused word
and he diesוּמֵ֖ת
(u·met)
4191: to diea prim. root
at his hand,יָדֹ֑ו
(ya·dov;)
3027: handa prim. root
he shall be punished.נָקֹ֖ם
(na·kom)
5358: to avenge, take vengeancea prim. root







KJV Lexicon
And if a man
'iysh  (eesh)
a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation)
smite
nakah  (naw-kaw')
to strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively)
his servant
`ebed  (eh'-bed)
a servant -- bondage, bondman, (bond-)servant, (man-)servant.
or his maid
'amah  (aw-maw')
a maid-servant or female slave -- (hand-)bondmaid(-woman), maid(-servant).
with a rod
shebet  (shay'-bet)
a scion, i.e. (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan -- correction, dart, rod, sceptre, staff, tribe.
and he die
muwth  (mooth)
causatively, to kill
under his hand
yad  (yawd)
a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.),
he shall be surely
naqam  (naw-kam')
to grudge, i.e. avenge or punish -- avenge(-r, self), punish, revenge (self), surely, take vengeance.
punished
naqam  (naw-kam')
to grudge, i.e. avenge or punish -- avenge(-r, self), punish, revenge (self), surely, take vengeance.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies at his hand, he shall be punished.

King James Bible
And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod, and the slave dies under his abuse, the owner must be punished.

International Standard Version
"If a man strikes his male or female servant with a stick and he or she dies as a direct result, the master must be punished.

NET Bible
"If a man strikes his male servant or his female servant with a staff so that he or she dies as a result of the blow, he will surely be punished.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Whenever an owner hits his male or female slave with a stick so that the slave dies from the beating, the owner must be punished.

King James 2000 Bible
And if a man strikes his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he dies under his hand; he shall be surely punished.
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