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Exodus 22

22:1 If a man shal steale an oxe, or a sheepe, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore fiue oxen for an oxe, and foure sheepe for a sheepe. 22:2 If a thiefe bee found breaking vp, and be smitten that he die, there shal no blood be shed for him. 22:3 If the Sunne be risen vpon him, there shall be blood shed for him: for hee should make full restitution: if he haue nothing, then he shall bee sold for his theft. 22:4 If the theft be certainely found in his hand aliue, whether it bee oxe or asse, or sheepe, he shall restore double. 22:5 If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feede in another mans field: of the best of his owne field, and of the best of his owne vineyard shall he make restitution. 22:6 If fire breake out, and catch in thornes, so that the stackes of corne, or the standing corne, or the field be consumed therewith; hee that kindled the fire, shall surely make restitution. 22:7 If a man shal deliuer vnto his neighbour money or stuffe to keepe, and it be stollen out of the mans house; if the thiefe be found, let him pay double. 22:8 If the thiefe be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought vnto the Iudges, to see whether he haue put his hande vnto his neighbours goods. 22:9 For all maner of trespasse, whether it be for oxe, for asse, for sheepe, for raiment, or for any maner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his: the cause of both parties shall come before the Iudges, and whome the Iudges shall condemne, he shall pay double vnto his neighbour. 22:10 If a man deliuer vnto his neighbour an asse, or an oxe, or a sheepe, or any beast to keepe, and it die, or be hurt, or driuen away, no man seeing it, 22:11 Then shall an othe of the Lord be betweene them both, that hee hath not put his hand vnto his neighbours goods: and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good. 22:12 And if it be stollen from him, he shall make restitution vnto the owner thereof. 22:13 If it be torne in pieces, then let him bring it for witnesse, and hee shall not make good that which was torne. 22:14 And if a man borrowe ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good. 22:15 But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: If it bee an hired thing, it came for his hire. 22:16 And if a man entice a maide that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. 22:17 If her father vtterly refuse to giue her vnto him, he shall pay money according to the dowrie of virgins. 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to liue. 22:19 Whosoeuer lieth with a beast, shall surely be put to death. 22:20 Hee that sacrificeth vnto any god saue vnto the Lord onely, hee shall be vtterly destroyed. 22:21 Thou shalt neither vexe a stranger, nor oppresse him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. 22:22 Yee shall not afflict any widow, or fatherlesse child. 22:23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and they crie at all vnto mee, I will surely heare their crie. 22:24 And my wrath shall waxe hote, and I will kill you with the sword: and your wiues shall be widowes, and your children fatherlesse. 22:25 If thou lend money to any of my people that is poore by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an vsurer, neither shalt thou lay vpon him vsurie. 22:26 If thou at all take thy neighbors raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliuer it vnto him by that the sun goeth downe. 22:27 For that is his couering onely, it is his raiment for his skinne: wherein shal he sleepe And it shal come to passe, when he crieth vnto mee, that I will heare: for I am gracious. 22:28 Thou shalt not reuile the Gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people. 22:29 Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the first borne of thy sonnes shalt thou giue vnto me. 22:30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheepe: seuen dayes it shall be with his damme, on the eight day thou shalt giue it me. 22:31 And ye shall be holy men vnto me: neither shall ye eate any flesh that is torne of beasts in the field: yee shall cast it to the dogs.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain