y[See ver. 22 above]
ab[See ver. 28 above]
aj[See ver. 4 above]
aq[See ver. 16 above]
bd[See ver. 23 above]
bs[See ver. 1 above]
cg[See ver. 14 above]
co[See ver. 20 above]

Exodus 21

Laws About Slaves

1“Now these are the arules that you shall set before them. 2 bWhen you buy a Hebrew slave,
Or servant; the Hebrew term  ‘ebed designates a range of social and economic roles; also verses 5, 6, 7, 20, 21, 26, 27, 32 (see Preface)
he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing.
3If he comes in single, he shall go out single; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him. 4If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out alone. 5But dif the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’ 6then his master shall bring him to eGod, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall be his slave forever.

7“When a man fsells his daughter as a slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do. 8If she does not please her master, who has designated her
Or so that he has not designated her
for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has broken faith with her.
9If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her as with a daughter. 10If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, or hher marital rights. 11And if he does not do these three things for her, she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.

12 i“Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death. 13 jBut if he did not lie in wait for him, but God let him fall into his hand, then kI will appoint for you a place to which he may flee. 14But if a man willfully attacks another to kill him by cunning, lyou shall take him from my altar, that he may die.

15“Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death.

16 m“Whoever steals a man and sells him, and anyone found nin possession of him, shall be put to death.

17 o“Whoever curses
Or dishonors; Septuagint reviles
his father or his mother shall be put to death.

18“When men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist and the man does not die but takes to his bed, 19then if the man rises again and walks outdoors with his staff, he who struck him shall be clear; only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall have him thoroughly healed.

20“When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod and the slave dies under his hand, he shall be avenged. 21But if the slave survives a day or two, he is not to be avenged, for the qslave is his money.

22“When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and rhe shall pay as the sjudges determine. 23But if there is harm,
Or  so that her children come out and it is clear who was to blame, he shall be fined as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he alone shall pay. If it is unclear who was to blame . . .
then you shall pay ulife for life,
24 veye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

26When a man strikes the eye of his slave, male or female, and destroys it, he shall let the slave go free because of his eye. 27If he knocks out the tooth of his slave, male or female, he shall let the slave go free because of his tooth.

28When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the wox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten, but the owner of the ox shall not be liable. 29But if the ox has been accustomed to gore in the past, and its owner has been warned but has not kept it in, and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death. 30If xa ransom is imposed on him, then yhe shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is imposed on him. 31If it gores a man’s son or daughter, he shall be dealt with according to this same rule. 32If the ox gores a slave, male or female, the owner shall give to their master zthirty shekels
A  shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams
of silver, and abthe ox shall be stoned.

Laws About Restitution

33When a man opens a pit, or when a man digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it, 34the owner of the pit shall make restoration. He shall give money to its owner, and the dead beast shall be his.

35When one man’s ox butts another’s, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and share its price, and the dead beast also they shall share. 36Or if it is known that the ox has been accustomed to gore in the past, and its owner has not kept it in, he shall repay ox for ox, and the dead beast shall be his.

Exodus 22

Ch 21:37 in Hebrew
If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay five oxen for an ox, and adfour sheep for a sheep.
Ch 22:1 in Hebrew
If a thief is found afbreaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him,
3but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then aghe shall be sold for his theft. 4If the stolen beast ahis found alive in his possession, whether it is an ox or a donkey or a sheep, aihe shall pay double.

5If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed over, or lets his beast loose and it feeds in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best in his own field and in his own vineyard.

6If fire breaks out and catches in thorns so that the stacked grain or the standing grain or the field is consumed, he who started the fire shall make full restitution.

7If 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, ajhe shall pay double. 8If 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. 9For 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.

10If 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 akan 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. 12But if alit is stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner. 13If it is torn by beasts, let him bring it as evidence. He shall not make restitution for what has been torn.

14If a man borrows anything of his neighbor, and it is injured or dies, the owner not being with it, he shall make full restitution. 15If 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 Justice

16 anIf a man seduces a virgin
Or  a girl of marriageable age; also verse 17
who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price
Or engagement present; also verse 17
for her and make her his wife.
17If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, aqhe shall pay money equal to the arbride-price for virgins.

18 as“You shall not permit a sorceress to live.

19 atWhoever lies with an animal shall be put to death.

20 au“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 aw“You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. 22 axYou shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. 23If you do mistreat them, and they aycry out to me, I will surely azhear their cry, 24and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and bayour wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.

25 bbIf 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 bcIf ever you take your neighbor’s cloak in pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down, 27for that is his only covering, and it is his cloak for his body; in what else shall he sleep? And if he bdcries to me, I will hear, for I am becompassionate.

28 bf“You shall not revile God, nor bgcurse a ruler of your people.

29“You shall not delay to offer from the fullness of your harvest and from the outflow of your presses. bhThe firstborn of your sons you shall give to me. 30 biYou shall do the same with your oxen and with your sheep: bjseven days it shall be with its mother; on the eighth day you shall give it to me.

31 bkYou shall be consecrated to me. Therefore blyou shall not eat any flesh that is torn by beasts in the field; bmyou shall throw it to the dogs.

Exodus 23

1 bn“You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a bomalicious witness. 2You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice, 3 bpnor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit.

4 bqIf you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, you shall bring it back to him. 5If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying down under its burden, you shall refrain from leaving him with it; you shall rescue it with him.

6 br“You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his lawsuit. 7 bsKeep far from a false charge, and btdo not kill the innocent and righteous, for buI will not acquit the wicked. 8 bvAnd you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.

9 bw“You shall not oppress a sojourner. You know the heart of a sojourner, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

Laws About the Sabbath and Festivals

10 bx“For six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield, 11but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the beasts of the field may eat. You shall do likewise with your vineyard, and with your olive orchard.

12 bySix days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your servant woman, and the alien, may be refreshed.

13 bz“Pay attention to all that I have said to you, and make no mention of the names of other gods, nor let it be heard on your lips.

14 caThree times in the year you shall keep a feast to me. 15 cbYou shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. As I commanded you, you shall eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the month of ccAbib, for in it you came out of Egypt. cdNone shall appear before me empty-handed. 16You shall keep cethe Feast of Harvest, of the firstfruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field. You shall keep the cfFeast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in from the field the fruit of your labor. 17 cgThree times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord God.

18 ch“You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with anything leavened, or let the fat of my feast remain until the morning.

19“The best of the cifirstfruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of the Lord your God.

cj“You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.

Conquest of Canaan Promised

20 ckBehold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared. 21Pay careful attention to him and obey his voice; cldo not rebel against him, cmfor he will not pardon your transgression, for my name is in him.

22“But if you carefully obey his voice and do all that I say, then cnI will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.

23 co“When my angel goes before you and brings you cpto the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, and I blot them out, 24you shall cqnot bow down to their gods nor serve them, crnor do as they do, but csyou shall utterly overthrow them and break their ctpillars in pieces. 25You cushall serve the Lord your God, and cvhe
Septuagint, Vulgate I
will bless your bread and your water, and cxI will take sickness away from among you.
26 cyNone shall miscarry or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the cznumber of your days. 27I will send damy terror before you and will throw into dbconfusion all the people against whom you shall come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you. 28And dcI will send hornets
Or the hornet
before you, which shall drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites from before you.
29 deI will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the wild beasts multiply against you. 30Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and possess the land. 31 dfAnd I will set your border from the Red Sea to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates,
Hebrew  the River
for dhI will give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.
32 diYou shall make no covenant with them and their gods. 33They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me; for if you serve their gods, djit will surely be a snare to you.”

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