Laws for menservants.
Exodus 21:1 These are the judgments which thou shalt set before them. Exodus 21:2 If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six years shall he serve thee; in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing. Exodus 21:3 With what raiment he came in, with the like let him go out: if having a wife, his wife also shall go out with him. Exodus 21:4 But if his master gave him a wife, and she hath borne sons and daughters; the woman and her children shall be her master's: but he himself shall go out with his raiment.
For the servant whose ear is bored.
Exodus 21:5 And if the servant shall say: I love my master and my wife and children, I will not go out free: Exodus 21:6 His master shall bring him to the gods, and he shall be set to the door and the posts, and he shall bore his ear through with an awl: and he shall be his servant for ever.
For women servants.
Exodus 21:7 If any man sell his daughter to be a servant, she shall not go out as bondwomen are wont to go out. Exodus 21:8 If she displease the eyes of her master to whom she was delivered, he shall let her go: but he shall have no power to sell her to a foreign nation, if he despise her. Exodus 21:9 But if he have betrothed her to his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. Exodus 21:10 And if he take another wife for him, he shall provide her a marriage, and raiment, neither shall he refuse the price of her chastity. Exodus 21:11 If he do not these three things, she shall go out free without money.
Exodus 21:12 He that striketh a man with a will to kill him, shall be put to death. Exodus 21:13 But he that did not lie in wait for him, but God delivered him into his hands: I will appoint thee a place to which he must flee. Exodus 21:14 If a man kill his neighbour on set purpose, and by lying in wait for him: thou shalt take him away from my altar that he may die.
Exodus 21:15 He that striketh his father or mother, shall be put to death.
For stealers of men.
Exodus 21:16 He that shall steal a man, and sell him, being convicted of the guilt, shall be put to death.
For cursers of parents.
Exodus 21:17 He that curseth his father or mother, shall die the death.
Exodus 21:18 If men quarrel, and the one strike his neighbour with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed: Exodus 21:19 If he rise again and walk abroad upon his staff, he that struck him shall be quit, yet so that he make restitution for his work, and for his expenses upon the physicians.
Exodus 21:20 He that striketh his bondman, or bondwoman, with a rod, and they die under his hands, shall be guilty of the crime. Exodus 21:21 But if the party remain alive a day or two, he shall not be subject to the punishment, because it is his money.
For a hurt by chance.
Exodus 21:22 If men quarrel, and one strike a woman with child and she miscarry indeed, but live herself: he shall be answerable for so much damage as the woman's husband shall require, and as arbiters shall award. Exodus 21:23 But if her death ensue thereupon, he shall render life for life, Exodus 21:24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Exodus 21:25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
Exodus 21:26 If any man strike the eye of his manservant or maidservant, and leave them but one eye, he shall let them go free for the eye which he put out. Exodus 21:27 Also if he strike out a tooth of his manservant or maidservant, he shall in like manner make them free.
For an ox that goreth.
Exodus 21:28 If an ox gore a man or a woman, and they die, he shall be stoned: and his flesh shall not be eaten, but the owner of the ox shall be quit. Exodus 21:29 But if the ox was wont to push with his horn yesterday, and the day before, and they warned his master, and he did not shut him up, and he shall kill a man or a woman: then the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death. Exodus 21:30 And if they set a price upon him, he shall give for his life whatsoever is laid upon him. Exodus 21:31 If he have gored a son, or a daughter, he shall fall under the like sentence. Exodus 21:32 If he assault a bondman or bondwoman, he shall give thirty sicles of silver to their master, and the ox shall be stoned.
For him that is an occasion of harm.
Exodus 21:33 If a man open a pit, and dig one, and cover it not, and an ox or an ass fall into it, Exodus 21:34 The owner of the pit shall pay the price of the beasts: and that which is dead shall be his own.
Exodus 21:35 If one man's ox gore another man's ox, and he die: they shall sell the live ox, and shall divide the price, and the carcass of that which died they shall part between them: Exodus 21:36 But if he knew that his ox was wont to push yesterday, and the day before, and his master did not keep him in; he shall pay ox for ox, and shall take the whole carcass.