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Exodus 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 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
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 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
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.

Causing Suffering to any widow or fatherless child

22:22 You shall not cause suffering to any widow, or fatherless child.
22:23 If you cause suffering to 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 happen, 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 throw it to the dogs.

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