Exodus 22:2
If a thief is caught breaking in and is beaten to death, no one shall be guilty of bloodshed.
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Job 24:14
When daylight is gone, the murderer rises to kill the poor and needy; in the night he is like a thief.

Job 30:5
They were banished from among men, shouted down like thieves,

Hosea 7:1
When I would heal Israel, the iniquity of Ephraim is exposed, with the crimes of Samaria. For they practice deceit and thieves break in; bandits rob in the streets.

Joel 2:9
They storm the city; they run along the wall; they climb into houses, entering through windows like thieves.

Matthew 6:19, 20
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. . . .

Matthew 24:43
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known in which watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.

1 Thessalonians 5:2
For you are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

no blood

Numbers 35:27
and the avenger of blood finds him outside of his city of refuge and kills him, the avenger will not be guilty of bloodshed,

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"If the thief is caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account.

King James Bible
If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a thief is caught in the act of breaking in, and he is beaten to death, no one is guilty of bloodshed.

International Standard Version
"If a thief is found while breaking into a house, and is struck down and dies, it is not a capital crime in that case,

NET Bible
"If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no blood guilt for him.
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