Exodus 21

CLV(i) 1 Now these are the judgments which you shall place before them. 2 When you buy a Hebrew servant, six years shall he serve you, and in the seventh he shall go forth free gratuitously. 3 If by himself he came, by himself he shall go forth. If he was the possessor of a wife, then his wife will go forth with him. 4 Yet if his lord should give him a wife, and she bears for him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall become her lord's, and he may go forth by himself. 5 Yet if the servant should say, yea say, I love my lord, my wife and my sons; I shall not go forth free, 6 then his lord will bring him close to the elohim, and bring him close to the door or to the jamb, and his lord will bore his ear with an awl; and he will serve him for the eon. 7 When a man sells his daughter as a maidservant, she shall not go forth as the male servants go forth. 8 If she is displeasing in the eyes of her lord, who has appointed her for himself, then he will let her be ransomed. To a foreign people he shall not rule to sell her because of his treachery with her. 9 If he is appointing her for his son, he shall deal with her as is customary with daughters. 10 If he is taking another for himself, he shall not diminish her meat, her covering and her cohabitation. " 11 If these three things he is not doing for her then she will go forth gratuitously. There is no money paid. 12 The smiter of a man that dies shall be put to death, yea death. 13 But if he had no malicious intent, yet the One, Elohim, He had fated him into his hand, then I set for you a place where he shall flee. 14 Yet in case a man was planning arrogantly against his associate so as to kill him by craft, from My altar shall you take him to die. 15 The smiter of his father or his mother shall be put to death, yea death. 16 He who steals a man whether he sells him or he is found in his hand, he shall be put to death, yea death. 17 The one maledicting his father or his mother shall be put to death, yea death. 18 When men contend, and a man smites his associate with a stone or with a fist, and he does not die yet falls into bed, 19 then if he shall rise and walk about outside on his staff the smiter is held innocent, but for his cessation he shall provide and shall make him heal, yea heal. 20 When a man smites his servant or his maidservant with a club and he dies under his hand, he shall be avenged, yea avenged;" 21 only if he stands a day or two days he shall not be avenged, for he is his silver. " 22 When men strive together and strike a pregnant woman, and her child comes forth, and no mishap comes to be, he shall be fined, yea fined just as the woman's possessor shall impose on him, and he will pay through mediators. " 23 Yet if a mishap comes to be then you will give soul for soul, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 scorching for scorching, injury for injury, welt for welt. 26 When a man smites the eye of his servant or the eye of his maidservant and ruins it he shall dismiss him free for his eye. 27 And if he causes a tooth of his servant or a tooth of his maidservant to fall out he shall dismiss him free for his tooth. 28 When a bull gores a man or a woman and he dies, the bull shall be stoned, yea stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten, yet the possessor of the bull shall be held innocent. 29 But if it was a bull given to goring heretofore, and it was testified to its possessor, yet he did not keep it in, and it caused a man or a woman to die, the bull, it shall be stoned, and, moreover, its possessor, he shall be put to death. 30 If a sheltering ransom is imposed on him then he will give as a ransom for his soul according to all which is set on him. 31 Whether it gores a son or gores a daughter, according to this custom shall it be done to him. 32 If the bull gores a servant or a maidservant, thirty shekels of silver shall he give to his lord, and the bull, it shall be stoned. 33 When a man opens a cistern, or when a man digs a cistern, yet does not cover it, and a bull or a donkey falls therein, 34 the possessor of the cistern, he shall repay; he shall restore silver to its possessor, and the dead beast shall become his. 35 When a man's bull strikes the bull of his associate and it dies, then they will sell the living bull and divide the silver for it, and, moreover, they shall divide the dead one. 36 Or when it is known that it was a bull given to goring heretofore, and its possessor did not keep it in, he shall repay, yea repay bull for bull, and the dead one shall become his.