then his master shall bring him to [a]God, then he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall pierce his ear with an [b]awl; and he shall serve him permanently.

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  1. Exodus 21:6 Or the judges (who acted in God’s name)
  2. Exodus 21:6 I.e., a pointed tool

If the thief is not [a]caught, then the owner of the house shall [b]appear before [c](A)the judges, to determine whether he [d]laid his hands on his neighbor’s property. For every [e]breach of trust, whether it is for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any lost thing about which one says, ‘This is it,’ the [f]case of both parties shall come before [g](B)the judges; he whom [h]the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor.

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  1. Exodus 22:8 Lit found
  2. Exodus 22:8 Lit approach to
  3. Exodus 22:8 Or God
  4. Exodus 22:8 Lit stretched his hand
  5. Exodus 22:9 Or matter of wrongdoing
  6. Exodus 22:9 Lit matter
  7. Exodus 22:9 Or God
  8. Exodus 22:9 Or God