Exodus 21

Exodus 21

 
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29 Suppose, on the other hand, that the owner knew the bull had gored people in the past, yet the bull was not kept under control. If this is true and if the bull kills someone, it must be stoned, and the owner must also be killed.

30 However, the dead person's relatives may accept payment from the owner of the bull to compensate for the loss of life. The owner will have to pay whatever is demanded.

31 "The same principle applies if the bull gores a boy or a girl.

32 But if the bull gores a slave, either male or female, the slave's owner is to be given thirty silver coins* in payment, and the bull must be stoned.1

33 "Suppose someone digs or uncovers a well and fails to cover it, and then an ox or a donkey falls into it.

34 The owner of the well must pay in full for the dead animal but then gets to keep it.

35 "If someone's bull injures a neighbor's bull and the injured bull dies, then the two owners must sell the live bull and divide the money between them. Each will also own half of the dead bull.

36 But if the bull was known from past experience to gore, yet its owner failed to keep it under control, the money will not be divided. The owner of the living bull must pay in full for the dead bull but then gets to keep it.

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Notes:

1: Hebrew 30 shekels of silver, about 12 ounces or 342 grams in weight.


New Living Translation Bible and Notes used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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