Matthew Bible

Exodus 22

Of theft.

Exodus 22:1 If a man steale an oxe or shepe & kylle it or selle it, he shall restore .v. oxen for an oxe, & .iiij. shepe for a shepe.

Exodus 22:2 If a thefe be founde breakynge vp & be smytten that he dye, there shal no bloude be shed for hym: Exodus 22:3 excepte the sunne be vp when he is founde, then there shalbe bloude shed for hym. A thefe shall make restitucion: If he haue not wherwith, he shalbe solde for hys thefte. Exodus 22:4 If the theft be founde in his hande alyue (whether it be oxe, asse or shepe) he shall restore double.

Of damage.

Exodus 22:5 If a man do hurt felde or vyneyarde so that he put in his beast to fede in another mans felde: of the beste of hys owne felde, & of the best of his owne vyneyarde, shall he make restitucion.

Exodus 22:6 If fyre breake out & catch in the thornes, so that the stakes of corne or the standynge corne or felde be consumed therwith: he that kyndled the fyre shall make restitucion.

Of trespasses.

Exodus 22:7 If a man deliuer his neyghboure money or stuffe to kepe, & it be stolen out of his house: If the thefe be founde, he shal pay double. Exodus 22:8 If the thefe be not founde, then the goodman of the house shalbe broughte vnto the goddes & swere, whether he haue put hys hande vnto hys neyghboures good. Exodus 22:9 And in al maner of trespace, whether it be oxe, asse, shepe, raymente or any maner loste thyng whiche another chalengeth to be hys, the cause of bothe parties shall come before the goddes. And whom the goddes condemne: þe same shall paye double vnto his neyghbour. Exodus 22:10 If a man delyuer vnto his neighbour to kepe, asse, oxe, shepe or what so euer beaste it be and it dye or be hurte or dryuen awaie and no man se it; Exodus 22:11 then shall an othe of the Lord goo betwene them, whether he haue put hys hand vnto his neyghbours good: & the owner of it shall take the othe, and the other shal not make it good: Exodus 22:12 If it be stollen from him, then he shall make restitution vnto the owner: Exodus 22:13 If it be torne with wylde beastes, then let hym brynge recorde of the terynge: & he shall not make it good.

Of borrowing.

Exodus 22:14 When a man boroweth ought of his neighbour if it be hurte or els dye, and if the owner thereof be not by, he shall make it good: Exodus 22:15 If the owner thereof be by, he shall not make it good namelye if it be an hyred thyng and came for hyre.

Of fornication.

Exodus 22:16 If a man begyle a mayde that is not betrouthed and lie with her, he shall endote her and take her to his wyfe: Exodus 22:17 If hir father refuse to geue her vnto hym, he shall paye moneye accordynge to the dowrye of virgyns.

Of witchcraft.

Exodus 22:18 Thou shalte not suffer a wytche to lyue.

Of bestiality.

Exodus 22:19 Whosoeuer lyeth with a beast, shalbe slayne for it.

Of idolatry.

Exodus 22:20 He that offereth vnto any goddes saue vnto the Lord only, let him die without redemption

Of strangers, widows, and fatherless.

Exodus 22:21 Vexe not a straunger nether opresse hym for ye were strangers in the land of Egipt

Exodus 22:22 Ye shal trouble no widdowe nor fatherlesse chylde: Exodus 22:23 If ye shall trouble them: they shall crye vnto me, and I wyll surelye heare their crye Exodus 22:24 and then wyl my wrath waxe hote and I wyl kil you with the sweard, and your wiues shalbe widdowes and your chyldren fatherlesse.

Of usury.

Exodus 22:25 If thou lende money to any of my people that is poore by the, thou shalte not be as an vsurer vnto him, nether shalt oppresse him wt vsurye.

Of pledges.

Exodus 22:26 If þu take thy neyghboures rayment to pledge, that thou delyuer it vnto him agayne by that the sunne go downe. Exodus 22:27 For that is hys couerlet onely: euen the raymente for his skynne wherein he slepeth: or els he wyll crye vnto me and I wyl heare him, for I am mercyfull.

Of reverence to magistrates.

Exodus 22:28 Thou shalt not rayle vpon the goddes, nether cursse the ruler of thy people.

Of the firstfruits.

Exodus 22:29 Thy frutyes (whether they be drye or moyste) se thou kepe not backe. Thy firste borne sonne thou shalte geue me: Exodus 22:30 lykewyse shalte thou do of thyne oxen and of thy shepe Seuen dayes it shall be wyth the dame, and the .viij. daye thou shalte geue it me.

Exodus 22:31 Ye shall be holye people vnto me, and therefore shall ye eate no fleshe that is torne of beastes in the felde. But shall caste it to dogges.

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