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Of theft of damage. CHAP. XXII. Of trespasses-borrowing, &c.

24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing for hand, foot for foot,

corn, or the field be consumed therewith; 25 Burning for burning, wound for he that kindled the fire shall surely make Found, stripe for stripe.

restitution. 26 And if a man smite the eye of his 7 [If a man shall deliver unto his neighservant, or the eye of his maid, that it bour money or stuff to keep, and it be stoperish; he shall let him go free for his len out of the man's house; if the thief be eye's sake.

found, let him pay double. 27 And if he smite out his man-servant's 8 If the thief be not found, then the tooth, or his maid-servant's tooth; he shall master of the house shall be brought unto let him go free for his tooth's sake. the judges, to see whether he have put his

28 T If an ox gore a man or a woman, hand unto his neighbour's goods. that they die : then the ox shall be surely 9 For all manner of trespass, whether it stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, but the owner of the ox shall be quit. or for any manner of lost thing which ano

29 But if the ox were wont to push with ther challengeth to be his: the cause of his horn in time past, and it hath been tes- both parties shall come before the judges; tified to his owner, and he hath not kept and whoin the judges shall condemu, he bim in, but that he hath killed a man or a shall pay double unto his neighbour. woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his 10 'If a man deliver umto his neighbour owner also shall be put to death. an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast

30 If there be laid on him a suin of mo- to keep; and it die, or be hart, or driven ney, then he shall give for the ransom of away, no man seeing it: bis life whatsoever is laid upon him. 11 Then shall an oath of the LORD be

31 Whether he have gored a son, or between them both, that he hall not put have gored a daughter, according to this his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and judgment shall it be done unto him. the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he

32 If the ox shall push a man-servant, shall not make it good. or maid-servant; he shall give unto their 12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox make restitution unto the owner thereof. shall be stored.

13 If it be torn in pieces; then let him 331 And if a man shall open a pit, or if bring it for witness, and he shall not make a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and good that which was torn. an ox or an ass fail therein ;

14 1 And if a man borrow aught of his 34 The owner of the pit shall make it neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner good, and give money unto the owner of thereof being not with it, he shall surely them; and the dead beast shall be his. make it good.

35 And if one man's ox hurt another's 15 But if the owner thereof be with it, that he die, then they shall sell the live he shall not make it good: if it be a hired ox, and divide the money of it, and the thing, it came for his hire, dead or also they shall divide.

16 T And if a man entice a maid that is 36 Or if it be known that the ox hath not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall used to push in time past, and his owner surely endow her to be his wife." hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay 17 If her father utterly refuse to give ox for ox, and the dead shall be his own. her unto him, he shall pay money accordCHAP. XXII.

ing to the dowry of virging. IF Fa man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and 18 I Thou shalt not suffer a witch to

kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five live. oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. 19 Whosoever lieth with a beast shall

2 If a thief be found breaking up, and surely be put to death. be smitten that he die, there shall no blood 20ʻT Hệ that sacrificeth unto any god, be shed for him.

save unto the LORD only, he shall be uta 3 If the sun be risen upon him there terly destroyed. shall be blood sked for him: for he 21 | Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, should make full restitution ; if he have no- nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in thing, then he shall be sold for his theft. the land of Egypt.

4 If the theft be certainly found in his 22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or fatherless child. sheep; he shall restore double.

23 If thou affict them in any wise, and 5 If a man shall cause a field or vine- they cry at all unto me, I' will surely hear yard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, their cry; and shall feed in another man's field: of 24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I the best of bis own field, and of the best of will kill you with the sword; and your his own vineyard sball he make restitution. wives shall be widows, and your children 6 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, fatherless.

eat any

Of slander and false wilness. EXODUS.

An angel promised. 25.7 If thou lend money to any of my the son of thy bandmaid, and the stran. people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not ger, may be refreshed. be to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou 13 T And in all things that I have said lay upon him usury:

unto you, be circumspect: and make no 26° If thou at áll take thy neighbour's mention of the name of other gods, nciraiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it ther let it be heard out of thy mouth. unto him by that the sun goeth down: 14 | Three times thou shalt keep a

27 For that is his covering only, it is his feast unto me in the year. raiment for his skin: wherein shall be 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unlea. sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he vened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened crieih unto me, that I will bear; for I am bread seven days, as I commanded thee, gracious.

in the time appointed of the month Abib; 28 T Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor for in it thou camest out from Egypt curse the ruler of thy people.

and none shall appear before me empty :) 29 T Thou shalt not delay to offer the 16 And the feast of harvest, the first first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors : fruits of thy labours, which thou hast sowd the first-born of thy sons shalt thou give in the field : and the feast of ingathering unto me.

which is in the end of the year, when thou 30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine hast gathered in thy labours out of the oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it field. shall be with his dam; on the eighth day 17 Three times in the year all thy males thou shalt give it me.

shall appear before the Lord God. 31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: 18 Thou shalt not offer the blood of neither shall

ye flesh that is torn of my sacrifice with leavened bread: neither beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until dogs.

the morning. CHAP. XXIII.

19 The first of the first-fruits of thy land HOU shalt not raise a false report ; thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD to be an unrighteous witness.

his mother's milk. 2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to 20 T Behold, I send an Angel before do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring to decline after many to wrest judgment : thee into the place which I have prepared.

3 | Neither shalt thou countenance a 21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, poor man in his cause.

provoke him not; for he will not pardon 4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his your transgressions: for my name is in him. ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it 22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his back to him again.

voice, and do all that I speak; then I will 5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an thee lying under his burden, and wouldest adversary unto thine adversaries. forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help 23 For mine Angel shall go before thee, with him.

and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and 6 T Thou shalt not wrest the judgment the Hittiles, and the Perizzites, and the of thy poor in bis cause.

Canaanites, and the Hivites, and the Je7 Keep thee far from a false matter ; busites; and I will cut them off. and the innocent and righteous slay thou 24 Thou shalt not bow down to their not: for I will not justify the wicked. gods, nor serve them, nor do after their

8 And thou shalt take no gift; for the works : but thou shalt utterly overthrow gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the them, and quite break down their images. words of the righteous.

25 And ye shall serve the LORD your 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a stran- God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy ger: for ye know the beart of a stranger, water; and I will take sickness away from seeing ye were strangers in the land of the midst of thee. Egypt.

26 There shall nothing cast their young. 1o And six years thou shalt sow thy nor be barren, in thy land : the number land, and shaltgather in the fruits thereof of thy days I will fulfil.

11 But the seventh year thou shalt let 27 I will send my fear before thee, and it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy will destroy all the people to whom thou people may eat: and wbat they leave the shalt come, and I will make all thine cnebeasts of the field shall eat. In like man- mies turn their backs unto thee. ner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, und 28 And I will send hornets before thee, with thy oliveyard.

which shall drive out the Hivite, the Ca. 12 T Six days thou shalt do thy work, naanite, and the Hittite from before thee. and : that thine ox and thine ass may rest,

and fore thee in one year ; lest the land be29 I will not drive them out from be

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