Laws concerning Restitution

221 'When a man doth steal an ox or sheep, and hath slaughtered it or sold it, five of the herd he doth repay for the ox, and four of the flock for the sheep. 2 'If in the breaking through, the thief is found, and he hath been smitten, and hath died, there is no blood for him; 3 if the sun hath risen upon him, blood 'is' for him, he doth certainly repay; if he have nothing, then he hath been sold for his theft; 4 if the theft is certainly found in his hand alive, whether ox, or ass, or sheep—double he repayeth. 5 'When a man depastureth a field or vineyard, and hath sent out his beast, and it hath pastured in the field of another, 'of' the best of his field, and the best of his vineyard, he doth repay. 6 'When fire goeth forth, and hath found thorns, and a stack, or the standing corn, or the field, hath been consumed, he who causeth the burning doth certainly repay.

7 'When a man doth give unto his neighbour silver, or vessels to keep, and it hath been stolen out of the man's house; if the thief is found, he repayeth double. 8 'If the thief is not found, then the master of the house hath been brought near unto God, whether he hath not put forth his hand against the work of his neighbour; 9 for every matter of transgression, for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, for any lost thing of which it is said that it is his; unto God cometh the matter of them both; he whom God doth condemn, he repayeth double to his neighbour. 10 'When a man doth give unto his neighbour an ass, or ox, or sheep, or any beast to keep, and it hath died, or hath been hurt, or taken captive, none seeing— 11 an oath of Jehovah is between them both, that he hath not put forth his hand against the work of his neighbour, and its owner hath accepted, and he doth not repay; 12 but if it is certainly stolen from him, he doth repay to its owner; 13 if it is certainly torn, he bringeth it in—a witness; the torn thing he doth not repay. 14 'And when a man doth ask 'anything' from his neighbour, and it hath been hurt or hath died—its owner not being with it—he doth certainly repay; 15 if its owner 'is' with it, he doth not repay,—if it 'is' a hired thing, it hath come for its hire.

Laws of Human Relations

16 'And when a man doth entice a virgin who 'is' not betrothed, and hath lain with her, he doth certainly endow her to himself for a wife; 17 if her father utterly refuse to give her to him, money he doth weigh out according to the dowry of virgins. 18 'A witch thou dost not keep alive. 19 'Whoever lieth with a beast is certainly put to death. 20 'He who is sacrificing to a god, save to Jehovah alone, is devoted. 21 'And a sojourner thou dost not oppress, nor crush him, for sojourners ye have been in the land of Egypt. 22 'Any widow or orphan ye do not afflict; 23 if thou dost really afflict him, surely if he at all cry unto Me, I certainly hear his cry; 24 and Mine anger hath burned, and I have slain you by the sword, and your wives have been widows, and your sons orphans.

25 'If thou dost lend My poor people with thee money, thou art not to him as a usurer; thou dost not lay on him usury; 26 if thou dost at all take in pledge the garment of thy neighbour, during the going in of the sun thou dost return it to him: 27 for it alone is his covering, it 'is' his garment for his skin; wherein doth he lie down? and it hath come to pass, when he doth cry unto Me, that I have heard, for I 'am' gracious. 28 'God thou dost not revile, and a prince among thy people thou dost not curse. 29 'Thy fulness and thy liquids thou dost not delay; the first-born of thy sons thou dost give to Me; 30 so thou dost to thine ox, to thy sheep; seven days it is with its dam, on the eighth day thou dost give it to Me. 31 'And ye are holy men to Me, and flesh torn in the field ye do not eat, to a dog ye do cast it.

231 'Thou dost not lift up a vain report; thou dost not put thy hand with a wicked man to be a violent witness. 2 'Thou art not after many to evil, nor dost thou testify concerning a strife, to turn aside after many to cause 'others' to turn aside; 3 and a poor man thou dost not honour in his strife. 4 'When thou meetest thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou dost certainly turn it back to him; 5 when thou seest the ass of him who is hating thee crouching under its burden, then thou hast ceased from leaving 'it' to it—thou dost certainly leave 'it' with him. 6 'Thou dost not turn aside the judgment of thy needy one in his strife; 7 from a false matter thou dost keep far off, and an innocent and righteous man thou dost not slay; for I do not justify a wicked man. 8 'And a bribe thou dost not take; for the bribe bindeth the open-'eyed', and perverteth the words of the righteous. 9 'And a sojourner thou dost not oppress, and ye—ye have known the soul of the sojourner, for sojourners ye have been in the land of Egypt.

10 'And six years thou dost sow thy land, and hast gathered its increase; 11 and the seventh thou dost release it, and hast left it, and the needy of thy people have eaten, and their leaving doth the beast of the field eat; so dost thou to thy vineyard—to thine olive-yard. 12 'Six days thou dost do thy work, and on the seventh day thou dost rest, so that thine ox and thine ass doth rest, and the son of thine handmaid and the sojourner is refreshed; 13 and in all that which I have said unto you ye do take heed; and the name of other gods ye do not mention; it is not heard on thy mouth.

The Three Appointed Feasts

14 'Three times thou dost keep a feast to Me in a year; 15 the Feast of Unleavened things thou dost keep; seven days thou dost eat unleavened things, as I have commanded thee, at the time appointed 'in' the month of Abib; for in it thou hast come forth out of Egypt, and ye do not appear 'in' My presence empty; 16 and the Feast of Harvest, the first fruits of thy works which thou sowest in the field; and the Feast of the In-Gathering, in the outgoing of the year, in thy gathering thy works out of the field. 17 'Three times in a year do all thy males appear before the face of the Lord Jehovah. 18 'Thou dost not sacrifice on a fermented thing the blood of My sacrifice, and the fat of My festival doth not remain till morning; 19 the beginning of the first-fruits of thy ground thou dost bring into the house of Jehovah thy God; thou dost not boil a kid in its mother's milk.

The LORD's Angel Sent to Lead Israel

20 'Lo, I am sending a messenger before thee to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee in unto the place which I have prepared; 21 be watchful because of his presence, and hearken to his voice, rebel not against him, for he beareth not with your transgression, for My name 'is' in his heart; 22 for, if thou diligently hearken to his voice, and hast done all that which I speak, then I have been at enmity with thine enemies, and have distressed those distressing thee. 23 'For My messenger goeth before thee, and hath brought thee in unto the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, and I have cut them off. 24 'Thou dost not bow thyself to their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their doings, but dost utterly devote them, and thoroughly break their standing pillars. 25 'And ye have served Jehovah your God, and He hath blessed thy bread and thy water, and I have turned aside sickness from thine heart; 26 there is not a miscarrying and barren one in thy land; the number of thy days I fulfil: 27 My terror I send before thee, and I have put to death all the people among whom thou comest, and I have given the neck of all thine enemies unto thee. 28 'And I have sent the hornet before thee, and it hath cast out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee; 29 I cast them not out from before thee in one year, lest the land be a desolation, and the beast of the field hath multiplied against thee; 30 little 'by' little I cast them out from before thee, till thou art fruitful, and hast inherited the land. 31 'And I have set thy border from the Red Sea, even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness unto the River: for I give into your hand the inhabitants of the land, and thou hast cast them out from before thee; 32 thou dost not make a covenant with them, and with their gods; 33 they do not dwell in thy land, lest they cause thee to sin against Me when thou servest their gods, when it becometh a snare to thee.'

Moses and the Elders on Mount Sinai

241 And unto Moses He said, 'Come up unto Jehovah, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and ye have bowed yourselves afar off;' 2 and Moses hath drawn nigh by himself unto Jehovah; and they draw not nigh, and the people go not up with him. 3 And Moses cometh in, and recounteth to the people all the words of Jehovah, and all the judgments, and all the people answer—one voice, and say, 'All the words which Jehovah hath spoken we do.' 4 And Moses writeth all the words of Jehovah, and riseth early in the morning, and buildeth an altar under the hill, and twelve standing pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel; 5 and he sendeth the youths of the sons of Israel, and they cause burnt-offerings to ascend, and sacrifice sacrifices of peace-offerings to Jehovah—calves. 6 And Moses taketh half of the blood, and putteth in basins, and half of the blood hath he sprinkled on the altar; 7 and he taketh the Book of the Covenant, and proclaimeth in the ears of the people, and they say, 'All that which Jehovah hath spoken we do, and obey.' 8 And Moses taketh the blood, and sprinkleth on the people, and saith, 'Lo, the blood of the covenant which Jehovah hath made with you, concerning all these things.'

9 And Moses goeth up, Aaron also, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, 10 and they see the God of Israel, and under His feet 'is' as the white work of the sapphire, and as the substance of the heavens for purity; 11 and unto those of the sons of Israel who are near He hath not put forth His hand, and they see God, and eat and drink.

12 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Come up unto Me to the mount, and be there, and I give to thee the tables of stone, and the law, and the command, which I have written to direct them.' 13 And Moses riseth—Joshua his minister also—and Moses goeth up unto the mount of God; 14 and unto the elders he hath said, 'Abide ye for us in this 'place', until that we turn back unto you, and lo, Aaron and Hur 'are' with you—he who hath matters doth come nigh unto them.' 15 And Moses goeth up unto the mount, and the cloud covereth the mount; 16 and the honour of Jehovah doth tabernacle on mount Sinai, and the cloud covereth it six days, and He calleth unto Moses on the seventh day from the midst of the cloud. 17 And the appearance of the honour of Jehovah 'is' as a consuming fire on the top of the mount, before the eyes of the sons of Israel; 18 and Moses goeth into the midst of the cloud, and goeth up unto the mount, and Moses is on the mount forty days and forty nights.