Exodus 23:4
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New International Version
"If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it.

King James Bible
If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

Darby Bible Translation
-- If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt certainly bring it back to him.

World English Bible
"If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.

Young's Literal Translation
'When thou meetest thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou dost certainly turn it back to him;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If thou meet thine enemy's ox - going astray - From the humane and heavenly maxim in this and the following verse, our blessed Lord has formed the following precept: "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you;" Matthew 5:44. A precept so plain, wise, benevolent, and useful, can receive no other comment than that which its influence on the heart of a kind and merciful man produces in his life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Deuteronomy 22:1-4 You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide yourself from them...

Job 31:29,30 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him...

Proverbs 24:17,18 Rejoice not when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles...

Proverbs 25:21 If your enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you...

Luke 6:27,28 But I say to you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you...

Romans 12:17-21 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men...

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Library
The Feast of Ingathering in the End of the Year
'And the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of thy labours, which them hast sown In thy field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.' --EXODUS xxiii. 16. The Israelites seem to have had a double beginning of the year--one in spring, one at the close of harvest; or it may only be that here the year is regarded from the natural point of view--a farmer's year. This feast was at the gathering in of the fruits, which was
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Wonderful.
Isaiah ix:6. HIS name shall be called "Wonderful" (Isaiah ix:6). And long before Isaiah had uttered this divine prediction the angel of the Lord had announced his name to be Wonderful. As such He appeared to Manoah. And Manoah said unto the angel of Jehovah, What is thy name, that when thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honor. And the angel of Jehovah said unto Him "why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is Wonderful" (margin, Judges xiii:17-18). This angel of Jehovah, the Person who
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

The Blessing of Jacob Upon Judah. (Gen. Xlix. 8-10. )
Ver. 8. "Judah, thou, thy brethren shall praise thee; thy hand shall be on the neck of thine enemies; before thee shall bow down the sons of thy father. Ver. 9. A lion's whelp is Judah; from the prey, my son, thou goest up; he stoopeth down, he coucheth as a lion, and as a full-grown lion, who shall rouse him up? Ver. 10. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come, and unto Him the people shall adhere." Thus does dying Jacob, in announcing
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

In the Temple at the Feast of Tabernacles.
(October, a.d. 29.) ^D John VII. 11-52. ^d 11 The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? [It was now eighteen months since Jesus had visited Jerusalem, at which time he had healed the impotent man at Bethesda. His fame and prolonged obscurity made his enemies anxious for him to again expose himself in their midst. John here used the word "Jews" as a designation for the Jerusalemites, who, as enemies of Christ, were to be distinguished from the multitudes who were in doubt
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Leviticus 6:3
or if they find lost property and lie about it, or if they swear falsely about any such sin that people may commit--

Deuteronomy 22:1
If you see your fellow Israelite's ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner.

Proverbs 25:21
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.

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