22:1 If a man shall 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.
22:1 "If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and slaughters it or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for the ox and four sheep for the sheep.

22:2 If the thief be found breaking in, and be smitten so that he dieth, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him.
22:2 "If the thief is caught while breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account.

22:3 If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be bloodguiltiness for him; he shall make restitution: if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
22:3 "[But] if the sun has risen on him, there will be bloodguiltiness on his account. He shall surely make restitution; if he owns nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

22:4 If the theft be found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall pay double.
22:4 "If what he stole is actually found alive in his possession, whether an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double.

22:5 If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall let his beast loose, and it 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.
22:5 "If a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed [bare] and lets his animal loose so that it grazes in another man's field, he shall make restitution from the best of his own field and the best of his own vineyard.

22:6 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the shocks of grain, or the standing grain, or the field are consumed; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
22:6 "If a fire breaks out and spreads to thorn bushes, so that stacked grain or the standing grain or the field [itself] is consumed, he who started the fire shall surely make restitution.

22:7 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, he shall pay double.
22:7 "If a man gives his neighbor money or goods to keep [for him,] and it is stolen from the man's house, if the thief is caught, he shall pay double.

22:8 If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall come near unto God, (to see) whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods.
22:8 "If the thief is not caught, then the owner of the house shall appear before the judges, [to] determine whether he laid his hands on his neighbor's property.

22:9 For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, (or) for any manner of lost thing, whereof one saith, This is it, the cause of both parties shall come before God; he whom God shall condemn shall pay double unto his neighbor.
22:9 "For every breach of trust, [whether it is] for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, [or] for any lost thing about which one says, 'This is it,' the case of both parties shall come before the judges; he whom the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor.

22:10 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:
22:10 "If a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep [for him,] and it dies or is hurt or is driven away while no one is looking,

22:11 the oath of Jehovah shall be between them both, whether he hath not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods; and the owner thereof shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.
22:11 an oath before the LORD shall be made by the two of them, that he has not laid hands on his neighbor's property; and its owner shall accept [it,] and he shall not make restitution.

22:12 But if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.
22:12 "But if it is actually stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner.

22:13 If it be torn in pieces, let him bring it for witness: he shall not make good that which was torn.
22:13 "If it is all torn to pieces, let him bring it as evidence; he shall not make restitution for what has been torn to pieces.

22:14 And if a man borrow aught of his neighbor, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof not being with it, he shall surely make restitution.
22:14 "And if a man borrows [anything] from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution.

22:15 If the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, it came for its hire.
22:15 "If its owner is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for its hire.

22:16 And if a man entice a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife.
22:16 "And if a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her [to be] his wife.

22:17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
22:17 "If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.

22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live.
22:18 "You shall not allow a sorceress to live.

22:19 Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
22:19 "Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death.

22:20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto Jehovah only, shall be utterly destroyed.
22:20 "He who sacrifices to any god, other than to the LORD alone, shall be utterly destroyed.

22:21 And a sojourner shalt thou not wrong, neither shalt thou oppress him: for ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
22:21 "And you shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

22:22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
22:22 "You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.

22:23 If thou afflict them at all, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;
22:23 "If you afflict him at all, [and] if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry;

22:24 and my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
22:24 and My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.

22:25 If thou lend money to any of my people with thee that is poor, thou shalt not be to him as a creditor; neither shall ye lay upon him interest.
22:25 "If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.

22:26 If thou at all take thy neighbor's garment to pledge, thou shalt restore it unto him before the sun goeth down:
22:26 "If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,

22:27 for that is his only covering, it is his garment 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.
22:27 for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear [him,] for I am gracious.

22:28 Thou shalt not revile God, nor curse a ruler of thy people.
22:28 "You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

22:29 Thou shalt not delay to offer of thy harvest, and of the outflow of thy presses. The first-born of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.
22:29 "You shall not delay [the offering from] your harvest and your vintage. The first-born of your sons you shall give to Me.

22:30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, (and) with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with its dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.
22:30 "You shall do the same with your oxen [and] with your sheep. It shall be with its mother seven days; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.

22:31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: therefore ye shall not eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.
22:31 "And you shall be holy men to Me, therefore you shall not eat [any] flesh torn to pieces in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs.