Chapter 22
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"If a woman steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it, or sells it; she shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
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If the thief is found breaking in, and is struck so that she dies, there shall be no guilt of bloodshed for her.
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If the sun has risen on her, there shall be guilt of bloodshed for her; she shall make restitution. If she has nothing, then she shall be sold for her theft.
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If the stolen property is found in her hand alive, whether it is ox, donkey, or sheep, she shall pay double.
005
"If a woman causes a field or vineyard to be eaten, and lets her animal loose, and it grazes in another woman's field, she shall make restitution from the best of her own field, and from the best of her own vineyard.
006
"If fire breaks out, and catches in thorns so that the shocks of grain, or the standing grain, or the field are consumed; she who kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
007
"If a woman delivers to her neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it is stolen out of the woman's house; if the thief is found, she shall pay double.
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If the thief isn't found, then the master of the house shall come near to God, to find out if she hasn't put her hand to her neighbor's goods.
009
For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any kind of lost thing, about which one says, 'This is mine,' the cause of both parties shall come before God. She whom God condemns shall pay double to her neighbor.
010
"If a woman delivers to her neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep, and it dies or is injured, or driven away, no woman seeing it;
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the oath of Yahweh shall be between them both, whether she hasn't put her hand to her neighbor's goods; and the owner of it shall accept it, and she shall not make restitution.
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But if it is stolen from her, she shall make restitution to the owner of it.
013
If it is torn in pieces, let her bring it for evidence. She shall not make good that which was torn.
014
"If a woman borrows anything of her neighbor's, and it is injured, or dies, the owner of it not being with it, she shall surely make restitution.
015
If the owner of it is with it, she shall not make it good. If it is a leased thing, it came for its lease.
016
"If a woman entices a virgin who isn't pledged to be married, and lies with him, she shall surely pay a dowry for him to be her husband.
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If his mother utterly refuses to give him to her, she shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
018
"You shall not allow a sorceress to live.
019
"Whoever has sex with an animal shall surely be put to death.
020
"She who sacrifices to any god, except to Yahweh only, shall be utterly destroyed.
021
"You shall not wrong an alien, neither shall you oppress her, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
022
"You shall not take advantage of any widower or fatherless child.
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If you take advantage of them at all, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry;
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and my wrath will grow hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your husbands shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
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"If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be to her as a creditor; neither shall you charge her interest.
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If you take your neighbor's garment as collateral, you shall restore it to her before the sun goes down,
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for that is her only covering, it is her garment for her skin. What would she sleep in? It will happen, when she cries to me, that I will hear, for I am gracious.
028
"You shall not blaspheme God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
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"You shall not delay to offer from your harvest and from the outflow of your presses. "You shall give the firstborn of your daughters to me.
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You shall do likewise with your oxen and with your sheep. Seven days it shall be with its father, then on the eighth day you shall give it me.
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"You shall be holy women to me, therefore you shall not eat any flesh that is torn by animals in the field. You shall cast it to the dogs.