1 # 22:1 Ch 21:37 in Hebrew “If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay five oxen for an ox, and #2 Sam. 12:6; [Prov. 6:31; Luke 19:8]four sheep for a sheep. 2#22:2 Ch 22:1 in Hebrew If a thief is found #Matt. 24:43breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him, 3but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He#22:3 That is, the thief shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then #[ch. 21:2]he shall be sold for his theft. 4If the stolen beast #ch. 21:16 is found alive in his possession, whether it is an ox or a donkey or a sheep, #[ver. 1]he shall pay double.
5“If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed over, or lets his beast loose and it feeds in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best in his own field and in his own vineyard.
6“If fire breaks out and catches in thorns so that the stacked grain or the standing grain or the field is consumed, he who started the fire shall make full restitution.
7“If a man gives to his neighbor money or goods to keep safe, and it is stolen from the man’s house, then, if the thief is found, #[See ver. 4 above]he shall pay double. 8If the thief is not found, the owner of the house shall come near to God to show whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor’s property. 9For every breach of trust, whether it is for an ox, for a donkey, for a sheep, for a cloak, or for any kind of lost thing, of which one says, ‘This is it,’ the case of both parties shall come before God. The one whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbor.
10“If a man gives to his neighbor a donkey or an ox or a sheep or any beast to keep safe, and it dies or is injured or is driven away, without anyone seeing it, 11#Heb. 6:16an oath by the Lord shall be between them both to see whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor’s property. The owner shall accept the oath, and he shall not make restitution. 12But if #Gen. 31:39it is stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner. 13If it is torn by beasts, let him bring it as evidence. He shall not make restitution for what has been torn.
14“If a man borrows anything of his neighbor, and it is injured or dies, the owner not being with it, he shall make full restitution. 15If the owner was with it, he shall not make restitution; if it was hired, it came for its hiring fee.#22:15 Or it is reckoned in (Hebrew comes into) its hiring fee
Laws About Social Justice
Deut. 22:28, 29 “If a man seduces a virgin#22:16 Or a girl of marriageable age; also verse 17 who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price#22:16 Or engagement present; also verse 17 for her and make her his wife. 17If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, #[See ver. 16 above] he shall pay money equal to the #Gen. 34:12; 1 Sam. 18:25bride-price for virgins.
Lev. 19:26, 31; 20:27; Deut. 18:10, 11; 1 Sam. 28:3, 9 “You shall not permit a sorceress to live.
Lev. 18:23; 20:15; Deut. 27:21 “Whoever lies with an animal shall be put to death.
20 # [Num. 25:2, 7, 8; Josh. 23:16]; See Deut. 13:1-15; 17:2-5 “Whoever sacrifices to any god, other than the Lord alone, shall be devoted to destruction.#22:20 That is, set apart (devoted) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction)
21 # ch. 23:9; Lev. 19:33; Deut. 10:18, 19; Jer. 7:6; Zech. 7:10; Mal. 3:5 “You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. 22#Deut. 24:17; 27:19; Ps. 94:6; Isa. 1:17, 23; 10:2; Ezek. 22:7; Zech. 7:10; James 1:27You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. 23If you do mistreat them, and they #Job 34:28; Luke 18:7 cry out to me, I will surely #Ps. 18:6; 145:19; [James 5:4]hear their cry, 24and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and #Ps. 109:9; Lam. 5:3your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.
Lev. 25:35-37; Deut. 23:19, 20; Neh. 5:7; Ps. 15:5; Prov. 28:8; Ezek. 18:8, 13, 17; 22:12 “If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be like a moneylender to him, and you shall not exact interest from him. 26#Deut. 24:13, 17; Prov. 20:16; Ezek. 18:7, 16; Amos 2:8; [Prov. 22:27]If ever you take your neighbor’s cloak in pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down, 27for that is his only covering, and it is his cloak for his body; in what else shall he sleep? And if he #[See ver. 23 above] cries to me, I will hear, for I am #ch. 34:6; 2 Chr. 30:9; Neh. 9:17compassionate.
28 # Cited Acts 23:5; [2 Sam. 19:21; Eccles. 10:20; Jude 8] “You shall not revile God, nor #Cited Acts 23:5; [2 Sam. 19:21; Eccles. 10:20; Jude 8]curse a ruler of your people.
29“You shall not delay to offer from the fullness of your harvest and from the outflow of your presses. #See ch. 13:2The firstborn of your sons you shall give to me. 30#Deut. 15:19 You shall do the same with your oxen and with your sheep: #Lev. 22:27seven days it shall be with its mother; on the eighth day you shall give it to me.
31 # ch. 19:6; Lev. 11:44, 45 “You shall be consecrated to me. Therefore #Lev. 22:8; Ezek. 4:14; 44:31 you shall not eat any flesh that is torn by beasts in the field; #[Matt. 7:6]you shall throw it to the dogs.