1611 King James Bible

Exodus 22

Of theft.

Exodus 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.

Exodus 22:2 If a thiefe bee found breaking vp, and be smitten that he die, there shal no blood be shed for him. Exodus 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. Exodus 22:4 If the theft be certainely found in his hand aliue, whether it bee oxe or asse, or sheepe, he shall restore double.

Of damage.

Exodus 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.

Exodus 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.

Of trespasses.

Exodus 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. Exodus 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. Exodus 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. Exodus 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], Exodus 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. Exodus 22:12 And if it be stollen from him, he shall make restitution vnto the owner thereof. Exodus 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.

Of borrowing.

Exodus 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. Exodus 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.

Of fornication.

Exodus 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. Exodus 22:17 If her father vtterly refuse to giue her vnto him, he shall pay money according to the dowrie of virgins.

Of witchcraft.

Exodus 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to liue.

Of bestiality.

Exodus 22:19 Whosoeuer lieth with a beast, shall surely be put to death.

Of idolatry.

Exodus 22:20 Hee that sacrificeth vnto [any] god saue vnto the LORD onely, hee shall be vtterly destroyed.

Of strangers, widows, and fatherless.

Exodus 22:21 Thou shalt neither vexe a stranger, nor oppresse him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 22:22 Yee shall not afflict any widow, or fatherlesse child. Exodus 22:23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and they crie at all vnto mee, I will surely heare their crie. Exodus 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.

Of usury.

Exodus 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.

Of pledges.

Exodus 22:26 If thou at all take thy neighbors raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliuer it vnto him by that the sun goeth downe. Exodus 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.

Of reverence to magistrates.

Exodus 22:28 Thou shalt not reuile the Gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

Of the firstfruits.

Exodus 22:29 Thou shalt not delay t[o offer] the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the first borne of thy sonnes shalt thou giue vnto me. Exodus 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.

Exodus 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.

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