Now these are the ordinances which thou shalt set before them.NoneIf thou buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve; and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.NoneIf he come in by himself, he shall go out by himself; if he be married, then his wife shall go out with him.NoneIf his master give him a wife, and she bear him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out by himself.NoneBut if the servant shall plainly say: I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free;Nonethen his master shall bring him unto God, and shall bring him to the door, or unto the door-post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever.NoneAnd if a man sell his daughter to be a maid-servant, she shall not go out as the men-servants do.NoneIf she please not her master, who hath espoused her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed; to sell her unto a foreign people he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.NoneAnd if he espouse her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.NoneIf he take him another wife, her food, her raiment, and her conjugal rights, shall he not diminish.NoneAnd if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out for nothing, without money.NoneHe that smiteth a man, so that he dieth, shall surely be put to death.NoneAnd if a man lie not in wait, but God cause it to come to hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he may flee.NoneAnd if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from Mine altar, that he may die.NoneAnd he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death. .NoneAnd he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.NoneAnd he that curseth his father or his mother, shall surely be put to death.NoneAnd if men contend, and one smite the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keep his bed;Noneif he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit; only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.NoneAnd if a man smite his bondman, or his bondwoman, with a rod, and he die under his hand, he shall surely be punished.NoneNotwithstanding if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished; for he is his money.NoneAnd if men strive together, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart, and yet no harm follow, he shall be surely fined, according as the woman’s husband shall lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.NoneBut if any harm follow, then thou shalt give life for life,Noneeye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,Noneburning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.NoneAnd if a man smite the eye of his bondman, or the eye of his bondwoman, and destroy it, he shall let him go free for his eye’s sake.NoneAnd if he smite out his bondman’s tooth, or his bondwoman’s tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth’s sake.NoneAnd if an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die, the ox shall be surely stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.NoneBut if the ox was wont to gore in time past, and warning hath been given to its owner, and he hath not kept it in, but it hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death.NoneIf there be laid on him a ransom, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.NoneWhether it have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him.NoneIf the ox gore a bondman or a bondwoman, he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.NoneAnd if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein,Nonethe owner of the pit shall make it good; he shall give money unto the owner of them, and the dead beast shall be his.NoneAnd if one man’s ox hurt another’s, so that it dieth; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the price of it; and the dead also they shall divide.NoneOr if it be known that the ox was wont to gore in time past, and its owner hath not kept it in; he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead beast shall be his own.NoneIf a man steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it, he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.None
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