Exodus 21

1And these are the ordinances which you shall set before them: 2If you buy a Hebrew servant, six years shall he serve you, and in the seventh year he shall go forth free for nothing. 3If he should have come in alone, he shall also go forth alone; and if his wife should have gone in together with him, his wife also shall go out. 4Moreover, if his master gives him a wife, and she has born him sons or daughters, the wife and the children shall be his master's; and he shall go forth alone. 5And if the servant should answer and say, I love my master and wife and children, I will not go away free; 6his master shall bring him to the judgment seat of God, and then shall he bring him to the door, to the doorpost, and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him forever. 7And if anyone sell his daughter as a domestic, she shall not depart as the maidservants depart. 8If she be not pleasing to her master, after she has betrothed herself to him, he shall let her go free; but he is not at liberty to sell her to a foreign nation, because he has trifled with her. 9And if he should have betrothed her to his son, he shall do to her according to the right of daughters. 10And if he take another to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and her companionship with him. 11And if he will not do these three things to her, she shall go out free without money. 12And if any man strike another and he dies, let him be certainly put to death. 13But as for him that did it not willingly, but God delivered him into his hands, I will give you a place where the slayer may flee to. 14And if anyone lie in wait for his neighbor to slay him by craft, and he go for refuge, you shall take him from My altar to put him to death. 15Whoever strikes his father or his mother, let him be certainly put to death. 16Whosoever shall steal one of the children of Israel, and prevail over him and sell him, and he be found with him, let him certainly die. 17He that reviles his father or his mother shall surely die. 18And if two men contend with each other, and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he die not, but be laid upon his bed; 19if the man arises and walks about with his staff, he that struck him shall be clear; only he shall pay for his loss of time, and for his healing. 20And if a man beats his manservant or his maidservant with a rod, and the party dies under his hands, he shall be surely punished. 21But if the servant continues to live a day or two, let not the master be punished; for he is his property. 22And if two men strive and strike a woman with child, and her child be born imperfectly formed, he shall be forced to pay a penalty: as the woman's husband may lay upon him, he shall pay with a valuation. 23But if it be perfectly formed, he shall give life for life, 24eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. 26And if one strike the eye of his manservant, or the eye of his maidservant, and put it out, he shall let them go free for their eye's sake. 27And if he should strike out the tooth of his manservant, or the tooth of his maidservant, he shall send them away free for their tooth's sake. 28And if a bull gores a man or woman and they die, the bull shall be stoned with stones, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the bull shall be clear. 29But if the bull was inclined to goring in the past, and men have told his owner, and he has not removed him, so that it has killed a man or a woman, the bull shall be stoned, and his owner shall die also. 30And if a ransom should be imposed on him, he shall pay for the ransom of his soul as much as they shall lay upon him. 31And if the bull gores a son or daughter, let them do to him according to this ordinance. 32And if the bull gores a manservant or maidservant, he shall pay to their master thirty silver shekels, and the bull shall be stoned. 33And if anyone opens a pit, or digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey fall in there, 34the owner of the pit shall make compensation; he shall give money to their owner, and the dead shall be his own. 35And if any man's bull gores the bull of his neighbor, and it dies, they shall sell the living bull and divide the money, and they shall divide the dead bull. 36But if the bull was known to have been given to goring in the past, and they have testified to his owner and he has not removed him, he shall repay bull for bull, but the dead shall be his own.
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