Laws concerning Responsibility of Owners

26 "An owner who hits a male or female slave in the eye and destroys it must let the slave go free to compensate for the eye.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Exodus 21:26

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.