Exodus Chapter 22 (Review)

  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.

If a man steals either an ox or a sheep, to either kill or sell it, he will repay 5 oxen for each ox he stole and 4sheep for each sheep he took.

  1. ¶ If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.

If a thief is breaking into a house at night and he is hit hard and he dies, no blood will be shed for him. 😂it was simply an act of self-defence.

  1. 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.

If he is doing his robbery during the day, and then you hit him and kill him, you are guilty of bloodshed.

Every thief will pay fully for what he has done/taken and if he doesn’t have any to pay, he will be sold as a slave to repay what he has taken/done.

  1. If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep ; he shall restore double.

If a thief is caught with what he stole…still being alive, (e.g if he stole sheep and the sheep is still alive) he will repay double.

  1. ¶ If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man’s field ; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.

If a man makes another man’s vineyard or field to be eaten, maybe he puts in his own animal into another man’s vineyard that the animal may eat for free, he would have to pay back with his finest field and/or vineyard.

  1. ¶ If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith ; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

If fire starts and burns down the corn or stacks of corn or thorns or a field, he who was the cause of the fire will be held responsible and will pay compensation.

  1. ¶ If a man shall deliver unto his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man’s house ; if the thief be found, let him pay double.

If a man gives something to his neighbour and it is stolen from the neighbour’s house, if the thief is caught, he will have to pay double.

  1. 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 neighbor’s goods.

If the thief is not found, the one in whose house the goods were kept will be called by the judges to see if he had a hand in the goods disappearance in anyway.

  1. ¶ For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges ; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbor.

For every situation, whatever the subject may be…cattle, oxen, sheep etc, the two parties must come unto the judges and whoever the judges will condemn is to pay double.

  1. ¶ If a man deliver unto his neighbor an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep ; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it :
  2. then shall an oath of the Lord be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbor’s goods ; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.

If a man gives to his neighbour any living animal to keep, and it dies, gets injured or runs away and no man sees it. Then both parties will swear an oath by the Lord. The one whom it was given to keep will say that he had no hand in the end result and the one who gave will have to accept. There will be no need to repay.

  1. And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.

And if it is stolen from whom it was given to keep, he is to repay the owner.

  1. If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.

If it was torn into pieces maybe by a wild animal or something, he should bring it in that torn state as proof. He doesn’t have to repay.

  1. ¶ And if a man borrow aught of his neighbor, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.
  2. But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good : if it be a hired thing, it came for his hire.

If you borrow something from your neighbour and in his absence, the thing dies or injures, you are to repay. But if the owner is around and with it, no need to repay. If it was rented, the rental fee covers.

  1. ¶ And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

If a man seduces an unengaged virgin and has sexual relations with her, he must pay dowry for her to be his wife.

  1. If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

But if her father doesn’t give her to him, he is to still pay an equivalent of the dowry of virgins to her father in silver.

  1. ¶ Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

Don’t allow a witch live.

  1. ¶ Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

Anybody who has sexual relations with an animal must be put to death.

  1. ¶ He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the Lord only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

Anybody who sacrifices to any god except God will be totally destroyed.

  1. ¶ Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him : for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Do not annoy, exploit or oppress strangers, because you as well were strangers in Egypt (and you won’t want me to do to you what I did to the Egyptians….or would you 😏)

  1. Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

Do not maltreat widows or orphans or children who don’t have fathers.

  1. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry ;

If you treat them anyhow and they cry to me, I will definitely hear their cry.

  1. and my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword ; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

I will get angry and kill you with the sword, your wives and children will be in their state as well (widows and orphans).

  1. ¶ If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.

If you borrow poor people money, as long as they are my people, don’t use it for business; don’t charge them interest. It is the duty of the rich to give to the poor.


  1. If thou at all take thy neighbor’s raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down :

If you take anyone’s cloak as a pledge, return it before the end of the day.

  1. 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.

Because that is his only covering, the covering for his body, if you don’t return it, what will he sleep in? When he cries to me, I will definitely hear him, because I am full of grace.

  1. ¶ Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

Don’t despise the Judges or curse a ruler amongst the people.

  1. ¶ 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.

Do not waste time in bringing your first fruit to me. Also, know that all firstborns belong to me.

  1. Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep : seven days it shall be with his dam ; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.

The same applies to cattle and sheep. After birth, it will remain with its mother for 7days, and on the 8th, you give it to me.

  1. ¶ And ye shall be holy men unto me : neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the fields ; ye shall cast it to the dogs.

Don’t eat any meat torn down by wild animals, but you may give your dogs.


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