23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Exodus 21:23

Commentary on Exodus 21:22-36

(Read Exodus 21:22-36)

The cases here mentioned give rules of justice then, and still in use, for deciding similar matters. We are taught by these laws, that we must be very careful to do no wrong, either directly or indirectly. If we have done wrong, we must be very willing to make it good, and be desirous that nobody may lose by us.