Exodus 22

1If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it, he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. 2If the thief is found breaking in, and be smitten so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him. 3If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be bloodguiltiness for him. A thief shall make restitution. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. 4If the theft is found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or donkey, or sheep, he shall pay double. 5If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall let his beast loose, and it feeds in another man's field, he shall make restitution of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard. 6If fire breaks out, and catches in thorns, so that the shocks of grain, or the standing grain, or the field are consumed, he who kindled the fire shall surely make restitution. 7If a man shall deliver to his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house, if the thief be found, he shall pay double. 8If the thief is not found, then the master of the house shall come near to God, to see whether he has not put his hand to his neighbor's goods. 9For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, of which a man says, This is it, the case of both parties shall come before God. He whom God shall condemn shall pay double to his neighbor. 10If a man delivers to his neighbor a donkey, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep, and it dies, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it, 11the oath of Jehovah shall be between them both, whether he has not put his hand to his neighbor's goods. And the owner of it shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution. 12But if it is stolen from him, he shall make restitution to the owner of it. 13If it is torn in pieces, let him bring it for evidence. He shall not make good that which was torn. 14And if a man borrows anything of his neighbor, and it be hurt, or die, the owner of it not being with it, he shall surely make restitution. 15If the owner of it is with it, he shall not make it good. If it be a hired thing, it came for its hire. 16And if a man entices a virgin who is not betrothed, and lies with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife. 17If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins. 18Thou shall not allow a sorceress to live. 19Whoever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death. 20He who sacrifices to any god, except to Jehovah only, shall be utterly destroyed. 21And thou shall not wrong a sojourner, neither shall thou oppress him, for ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt. 22Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. 23If thou afflict them at all, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry, 24and my wrath shall grow hot, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall be widows, and your sons fatherless. 25If thou lend money to any of my people with thee who is poor, thou shall not be to him as a creditor, neither shall ye lay upon him interest. 26If thou at all take thy neighbor's garment to pledge, thou shall restore it to him before the sun goes down, 27for that is his only covering. It is his garment for his skin. How shall he sleep? And it shall come to pass, when he cries to me, that I will hear, for I am gracious. 28Thou shall not revile God, nor speak ill of a ruler of thy people. 29Thou shall not delay to offer from thy harvest, and from the outflow of thy presses. The firstborn of thy sons thou shall give to me. 30Likewise thou shall do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep. Seven days it shall be with its dam. On the eighth day thou shall give it me. 31And ye shall be holy men to me. Therefore ye shall not eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field. Ye shall cast it to the dogs.
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