Exodus 22:7-267 “If a man gives to his neighbor money or goods to keep safe, and it is stolen from the man’s house, then, if the thief is found a he shall pay double. 8 If the thief is not found, the owner of the house shall come near to God to show whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor’s property. 9 For every breach of trust, whether it is for an ox, for a donkey, for a sheep, for a cloak, or for any kind of lost thing, of which one says, ‘This is it,’ the case of both parties shall come before God. The one whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbor. 10 “If a man gives to his neighbor a donkey or an ox or a sheep or any beast to keep safe, and it dies or is injured or is driven away, without anyone seeing it, 11 b an oath by the Lord shall be between them both to see whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor’s property. The owner shall accept the oath, and he shall not make restitution. 12 But if c it is stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner. 13 If it is torn by beasts, let him bring it as evidence. He shall not make restitution for what has been torn. 14 “If a man borrows anything of his neighbor, and it is injured or dies, the owner not being with it, he shall make full restitution. 15 If the owner was with it, he shall not make restitution; if it was hired, it came for its hiring fee. ▼
▼ Or it is reckoned in (Hebrew comes into) its hiring fee
Laws About Social Justice16 e “If a man seduces a virgin ▼
▼ Or a girl of marriageable age; also verse 17who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price ▼
▼ Or engagement present; also verse 17for her and make her his wife. 17 If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, h he shall pay money equal to the i bride-price for virgins. 18 j “You shall not permit a sorceress to live. 19 k “Whoever lies with an animal shall be put to death. 20 l “Whoever sacrifices to any god, other than the Lord alone, shall be devoted to destruction. ▼
▼ That is, set apart ( devoted) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction)21 n “You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. 22 o You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. 23 If you do mistreat them, and they p cry out to me, I will surely q hear their cry, 24 and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and r your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless. 25 s “If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be like a moneylender to him, and you shall not exact interest from him. 26 t If ever you take your neighbor’s cloak in pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down,
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