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  Exodus 21-22


21:1 "These are the laws you are to set before them
21:2 "If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything.
21:3 If he comes alone, he is to go free alone; but if he has a wife when he comes, she is to go with him.
21:4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free.
21:5 "But if the servant declares, "I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,"
21:6 then his master must take him before the judges. He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life.
21:7 "If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as menservants do.
21:8 If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her.
21:9 If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter.
21:10 If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights.
21:11 If he does not provide her with these three things, she is to go free, without any payment of money.
21:12 "Anyone who strikes a man and kills him shall surely be put to death.
21:13 However, if he does not do it intentionally, but God lets it happen, he is to flee to a place I will designate.
21:14 But if a man schemes and kills another man deliberately, take him away from my altar and put him to death.
21:15 "Anyone who attacks his father or his mother must be put to death.
21:16 "Anyone who kidnaps another and either sells him or still has him when he is caught must be put to death.
21:17 "Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.
21:18 "If men quarrel and one hits the other with a stone or with his fist and he does not die but is confined to bed,
21:19 the one who struck the blow will not be held responsible if the other gets up and walks around outside with his staff; however, he must pay the injured man for the loss of his time and see that he is completely healed.
21:20 "If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished,
21:21 but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property.
21:22 "If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands and the court allows.
21:23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life,
21:24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
21:25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
21:26 "If a man hits a manservant or maidservant in the eye and destroys it, he must let the servant go free to compensate for the eye.
21:27 And if he knocks out the tooth of a manservant or maidservant, he must let the servant go free to compensate for the tooth.
21:28 "If a bull gores a man or a woman to death, the bull must be stoned to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible.
21:29 If, however, the bull has had the habit of goring and the owner has been warned but has not kept it penned up and it kills a man or woman, the bull must be stoned and the owner also must be put to death.
21:30 However, if payment is demanded of him, he may redeem his life by paying whatever is demanded.
21:31 This law also applies if the bull gores a son or daughter.
21:32 If the bull gores a male or female slave, the owner must pay thirty shekels of silver to the master of the slave, and the bull must be stoned.
21:33 "If a man uncovers a pit or digs one and fails to cover it and an ox or a donkey falls into it,
21:34 the owner of the pit must pay for the loss; he must pay its owner, and the dead animal will be his.
21:35 "If a man's bull injures the bull of another and it dies, they are to sell the live one and divide both the money and the dead animal equally.
21:36 However, if it was known that the bull had the habit of goring, yet the owner did not keep it penned up, the owner must pay, animal for animal, and the dead animal will be his.
22:1 "If a man steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he must pay back five head of cattle for the ox and four sheep for the sheep.
22:2 "If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck so that he dies, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed;
22:3 but if it happens after sunrise, he is guilty of bloodshed. "A thief must certainly make restitution, but if he has nothing, he must be sold to pay for his theft.
22:4 "If the stolen animal is found alive in his possession-- whether ox or donkey or sheep-- he must pay back double.
22:5 "If a man grazes his livestock in a field or vineyard and lets them stray and they graze in another man's field, he must make restitution from the best of his own field or vineyard.
22:6 "If a fire breaks out and spreads into thornbushes so that it burns shocks of grain or standing grain or the whole field, the one who started the fire must make restitution.
22:7 "If a man gives his neighbor silver or goods for safekeeping and they are stolen from the neighbor's house, the thief, if he is caught, must pay back double.
22:8 But if the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges to determine whether he has laid his hands on the other man's property.
22:9 In all cases of illegal possession of an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any other lost property about which somebody says, "This is mine," both parties are to bring their cases before the judges. The one whom the judges declare guilty must pay back double to his neighbor.
22:10 "If a man gives a donkey, an ox, a sheep or any other animal to his neighbor for safekeeping and it dies or is injured or is taken away while no one is looking,
22:11 the issue between them will be settled by the taking of an oath before the LORD that the neighbor did not lay hands on the other person's property. The owner is to accept this, and no restitution is required.
22:12 But if the animal was stolen from the neighbor, he must make restitution to the owner.
22:13 If it was torn to pieces by a wild animal, he shall bring in the remains as evidence and he will not be required to pay for the torn animal.
22:14 "If a man borrows an animal from his neighbor and it is injured or dies while the owner is not present, he must make restitution.
22:15 But if the owner is with the animal, the borrower will not have to pay. If the animal was hired, the money paid for the hire covers the loss.
22:16 "If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife.
22:17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.
22:18 "Do not allow a sorceress to live.
22:19 "Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal must be put to death.
22:20 "Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be destroyed.
22:21 "Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt.
22:22 "Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan.
22:23 If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry.
22:24 My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.
22:25 "If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest.
22:26 If you take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, return it to him by sunset,
22:27 because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body. What else will he sleep in? When he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.
22:28 "Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.
22:29 "Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats. "You must give me the firstborn of your sons.
22:30 Do the same with your cattle and your sheep. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day.
22:31 "You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs.

  Matthew  19


19:1 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan.
19:2 Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.
19:3 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?"
19:4 "Haven"t you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator "made them male and female,"
19:5 and said, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh"?
19:6 So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
19:7 "Why then," they asked, "did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?"
19:8 Jesus replied, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.
19:9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery."
19:10 The disciples said to him, "If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry."
19:11 Jesus replied, "Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given.
19:12 For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it."
19:13 Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
19:15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.
19:16 Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?"
19:17 "Why do you ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments."
19:18 "Which ones?" the man inquired. Jesus replied, ""Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony,
19:19 honor your father and mother," and "love your neighbor as yourself.""
19:20 "All these I have kept," the young man said. "What do I still lack?"
19:21 Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
19:22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
19:23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
19:24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
19:25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, "Who then can be saved?"
19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
19:27 Peter answered him, "We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?"
19:28 Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
19:29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
19:30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.