Exodus 22 (21st Century King James Version)
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
22 “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.
2 “If a thief be found breaking in and be smitten so that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.
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.
4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox or ass or sheep, he shall restore double.
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.
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.
7 “If a man shall deliver unto 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.
8 If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges to see whether he has put his hand unto his neighbor’s goods.
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 challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbor.
10 “If a man deliver unto 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,
11 then shall an oath of the Lord be between them both that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbor’s goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.
12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.
13 If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.
14 “And if a man borrow aught from his neighbor, and it become hurt or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.
15 But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good; if it be a hired thing, it came for his hire.
16 “And if a man entice a maid who is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
18 “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
19 “Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
20 “He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the Lord only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
21 “Thou shalt neither vex a stranger nor oppress him, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
22 Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.
23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto Me, I will surely hear their cry;
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.
25 “If thou lend money to any of My people who are poor among thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
26 If thou at all take thy neighbor’s raiment in pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by the time the sun goeth down,
27 for that is his only covering. It is his raiment for his skin. Wherein shall he sleep? And it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto Me, that I will hear, for I am gracious.
28 “Thou shalt not revile the judges, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
29 “Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits and of thy liquors. The firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto Me.
30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it to Me.
31 “And ye shall be holy men unto Me; neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn by beasts in the field: ye shall cast it to the dogs.