Exodus 22



1 21:37 When a man shall steal an ox or a sheep, and shall butcher it, or sell it, he shall repay five cattle for the ox, and four of the flock for the sheep.

2 1 If a thief be found while digging·​·through, and be smitten, and die, no bloods* shall be shed for him.

3 2 If the sun have risen upon him, bloods shall be shed for him; repaying he shall repay; if he have nothing, he shall·​·be·​·sold for his theft.

4 3 If finding the theft be·​·found in his hand, from an ox even·​·to a donkey, even·​·to an animal·​·of·​·the·​·flock, living; he shall repay two times.

5 4 When a man shall desolate* a field or a vineyard, and shall send·​·out his brutish beast, and it shall desolate* the field of another; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, he shall repay.

6 5 When a fire shall go·​·forth, and shall find thorns, and a stack is devoured, or the standing·​·grain, or the field; he who burns the burning, repaying he shall repay.

7 6 When a man shall give to his companion silver or vessels to keep, and it be stolen out of the man’s house; if the thief be·​·found, he shall repay double.

8 7 If the thief be· not ·found, the master of the house shall be brought·​·near to God, to see if he has put·​·forth his hand into the business of his companion.

9 8 Over every word of transgression, over an ox, over a donkey, over an animal·​·of·​·the·​·flock, over raiment, over every lost thing, of which he shall say that it is this, even·​·to God shall come the word of the two of them; he whom God shall condemn shall repay two times to his companion.

10 9 When a man shall give to his companion a donkey, or an ox, or an animal·​·of·​·the·​·flock, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be broken, or be taken·​·captive, no one seeing it;

11 10 the promise of Jehovah shall be between the two of them, to see if he has put·​·forth his hand into the business of his companion, and his master has taken it, and he shall not repay.

12 11 And if stealing it shall be stolen from him, he shall repay to its master.

13 12 If tearing it shall be torn, he shall bring a witness for it*; he shall not repay that which was torn.

14 13 And when a man shall ask from his companion, and it be broken, or die, the master thereof not being with it, repaying he shall repay.

15 14 If the master thereof be with it, he shall not repay; if he is a hireling he shall come in his hire.

16 15 And when a man shall entice a virgin who is not betrothed, and shall lie with her, endowing he shall endow her to himself for a woman.

17 16 If her father refusing shall refuse to give her to him, he shall weigh silver according·​·to the dowry of virgins.

18 17 Thou shalt not let· a sorceress ·live.

19 18 All who lie with a beast, dying he shall·​·die.

20 19 He who sacrifices to gods, except to Jehovah alone, shall be doomed.

21 20 And a sojourner thou shalt not exploit, and thou shalt not subjugate him; for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

22 21 Any widow and orphan you shall not afflict.

23 22 If afflicting thou shalt afflict him, and crying he shall cry to Me, hearing I will hear his cry;

24 23 and My anger shall be·​·fierce, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall become widows, and your sons orphans.

25 24 If thou shalt lend silver to My people, the afflicted with thee, thou shalt not be to him as a creditor; you shall not set usury on him.

26 25 If taking·​·as·​·a·​·pledge thou shalt take·​·as·​·a·​·pledge thy companion’s raiment, even at the going·​·in of the sun thou shalt return it to him.

27 26 For it is his only covering, it is his raiment for his skin, in which he may lie·​·down; and it shall be, that he shall cry to Me, and I will hear; for I am gracious.

28 27 Thou shalt not revile God, and a chief among thy people thou shalt not curse.

29 28 The firstfruits of thy grain, and the firstfruits of thy wine,* thou shalt not delay. The firstborn of thy sons thou shalt give to Me.

30 29 So shalt thou do for thine ox, and for thy flock; seven days it shall be with its mother; on the eighth day thou shalt give it to Me.

31 30 And you shall be men of holiness to Me; and flesh that is torn in the field you shall not eat; you shall cast it to the dog.

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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.