Chapter 22

Judgement for stealing of animals

22:1 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
22:2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be struck down that he die, [there shall] no blood [be shed] for him.
22:3 If the sun be risen upon him, [there shall be] blood [shed] for him; [for] he should make full restitution ; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
22:4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep ; 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 feed in another man's field ; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.
22:6 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed [therewith]; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
22:7 If a man shall deliver to his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house ; if the thief be found, let him pay double.
22:8 If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought to the judges, [to see] whether he have put his hand to his neighbor's goods.
22:9 For all manner of trespass, [whether it be] for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, [or] for any manner of lost thing, which [another] challenges to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges ; [and] whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double to his neighbor.
22:10 If a man deliver to his neighbor an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep ; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing [it]
22:11 [Then] shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he has not put his hand to his neighbor's goods ; and the owner of it shall accept [thereof], and he shall not make [it] good.
22:12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution to the owner thereof.
22:13 If it be torn in pieces, [then] let him bring it [for] witness, [and] he shall not make good that which was torn.
22:14 And if a man borrow [ought] of his neighbor, 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 [be] an hired [thing], it came for his hire.
22:16 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
22:17 If her father utterly refuse to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
22:18 You will not suffer a witch to live.
22:19 Whosoever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death.

Teachings for idolatry

22:20 He that sacrifices to [any] god, save to the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
22:21 You shall neither cause distress to a stranger, nor oppress him for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
22:22 You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
22:23 If you afflict them in any way, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry ;
22:24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword ; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

Teachings on usury

22:25 If you lend money to [any of] my people [that is] poor by ya'll , you will not be to him as an usurer, neither will you lay upon him usury.
22:26 If you at all take your neighbor's raiment to pledge, you shall deliver it to him by that the sun goes down
22:27 For that [is] his covering only, it [is] his raiment for his skin wherein shall he sleep ? and it shall come to pass, when he cries to me, that I will hear ; for I [am] gracious.
22:28 You shall not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of your people.
22:29 You shall not delay [to offer] the first of your ripe fruits, and of your liquors the firstborn of your sons will you give to me.
22:30 Likewise shall you do with your oxen, [and] with your sheep seven days it shall be with his dam ; on the eighth day you will give it me.
22:31 And you shall be holy men to me neither shall you eat [any] flesh [that is] torn of beasts in the field ; you shall cast it to the dogs.

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Chapter 11 || |Chapter 12 || Chapter 13 || Chapter 14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter 16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18 || Chapter 19 || Chapter 20

Chapter 21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter 24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter 26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter 29 || Chapter 30

Chapter 31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter 34 || Chapter 35 || Chapter 36 || Chapter 37 || Chapter 38 || Chapter 39 || Chapter 40