4 "If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it.
4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.
4 "If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall bring it back to him
4 "If you find your enemy's ox or donkey loose, take it back to him
4 "If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again
4 "If you come upon your enemy's ox or donkey that has strayed away, take it back to its owner.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Exodus 23:4
Commentary on Exodus 23:1-9
(Read Exodus 23:1-9)
In the law of Moses are very plain marks of sound moral feeling, and of true political wisdom. Every thing in it is suited to the desired and avowed object, the worship of one only God, and the separation of Israel from the pagan world. Neither parties, friends, witnesses, nor common opinions, must move us to lessen great faults, to aggravate small ones, excuse offenders, accuse the innocent, or misrepresent any thing.