Êxodo 22

1 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 up, and be smitten 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 bee founde with him, aliue, (whether it be oxe, asse, or sheepe) he shal restore the double.

5 If a man doe hurt fielde, or vineyarde, and put in his beast to feed in an other mans fielde, he shall recompence of the best of his owne fielde, and of the best of his owne vineyard.

6 If fire breake out, and catche in ye thornes, and the stackes of corne, or the standing corne, or the fielde be consumed, he that kindled the fire shall make full restitution.

7 If a man deliuer his neighbour money or stuffe to keepe, and it be stollen out of his house, if the thiefe be found, he shall pay the double.

8 If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, [to see] whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.

9 In all maner of trespasse, whether it bee for oxen, for asse, for sheepe, for raiment, or for any maner of lost thing, which an other chalengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shal come before the iudges, and whom the Iudges condemne, he shall pay the double vnto his neighbour.

10 If a man deliuer vnto his neighbour to keepe asse, or oxe, or sheepe, or any beast, and it die, or be hurt, or taken away by enemies, and no man see it,

11 [Then] shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept [thereof], and he shall not make [it] good.

12 But if it be stollen fro him, he shal make restitution vnto 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 borow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or els die, the owner thereof not being by, he shal surely make it good.

15 [But] if the owner thereof [be] with it, he shall not make [it] good: if it [be] an hired [thing], it came for his hire.

16 And if a man entise a maide that is not betrothed, and lie with her, hee shall endowe her, and take her to his wife.

17 If her father refuse to giue her to him, hee shal pay money, according to ye dowry of virgins.

18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to liue.

19 Whosoeuer lieth with a beast, shall dye the death.

20 Hee that offereth vnto any gods, saue vnto the Lord onely, shalbe slaine.

21 Moreouer, thou shalt not do iniurie to a stranger, neither oppresse him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

22 Ye shall not trouble any widowe, nor fatherlesse childe.

23 If thou vexe or trouble such, and so he call and cry vnto me, I will surely heare his 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 lende money to my people, that is, to the poore with thee, thou shalt not bee as an vsurer vnto him: yee shall not oppresse him with vsurie.

26 If thou take thy neighbours rayment to pledge, thou shalt restore it vnto him before the sunne go downe:

27 For that [is] his covering only, 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 raile vpon the Iudges, neither speake euil of 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 & with thy sheepe: seuen dayes it shall bee with his damme, and the eight day thou shalt giue it me.

31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat [any] flesh [that is] torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.