New International Version
"Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result,
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And if a man strike his bondman or his handmaid with a staff, and he die under his hand, he shall certainly be avenged.
World English Bible
"If a man strikes his servant or his maid with a rod, and he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished.
Young's Literal Translation
'And when a man smiteth his man-servant or his handmaid, with a rod, and he hath died under his hand -- he is certainly avenged;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed - This was a wise and excellent institution, and most courts of justice still regulate their decisions on such cases by this Mosaic precept.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
punished. Heb. avenged
LibraryThe Development of the Earlier Old Testament Laws
[Sidenote: First the principle, and then the detailed laws] If the canon of the New Testament had remained open as long as did that of the Old, there is little doubt that it also would have contained many laws, legal precedents, and ecclesiastical histories. From the writings of the Church Fathers and the records of the Catholic Church it is possible to conjecture what these in general would have been. The early history of Christianity illustrates the universal fact that the broad principles are …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
A Discourse of the Building, Nature, Excellency, and Government of the House of God; with Counsels and Directions to the Inhabitants Thereof.
Councils of Ariminum and Seleucia.
The Section Chap. I. -iii.
the one who struck the blow will not be held liable if the other can get up and walk around outside with a staff; however, the guilty party must pay the injured person for any loss of time and see that the victim is completely healed.
but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.
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