Exodus 21:15

“ And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall bee surely put to death.”

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And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.
- King James Version

"He who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Any man who gives a blow to his father or his mother is certainly to be put to death.
- Basic English Bible

And he that striketh his father, or his mother, shall certainly be put to death.
- Darby Bible

And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.
- Webster's Bible

Anyone who attacks his father or his mother shall be surely put to death.
- World English Bible

`And he who smiteth his father or his mother is certainly put to death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Exodus 21

  • M
    Yes the Ten Commandments are in the New Testament as he should be today as Jesus said he did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill the law to show that no man can uphold the law and that's why we have to have him our savior it is impossible for a human being to uphold the Commandments of God and this is what he was trying to teach the people for they had Harden their hearts
  • Sanjay Jacob 919544221975 WhatsApp,
    What was the manner of Jesus- it is written that Jesus according to His manner, He kept Sabbath Mark.2:27 What was the manner of Paul Acts.17:2; And Paul further says to each one of us 1.Cor.11:1- Follow me as I follow Christ? Do we follow this.... The 4th commandment ??? Simple question for Everyone.... " Whether 10 Commandments exist in new Testament ? Yes or No ? Psalms 111:7,8,
  • A disciple
    To Randy. The Law was given for Israel to be a sign for guidance to the Nations, to lead them away from their heathen ways and idols, to come to know the true God, and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. There is nowhere ANY people, in ANY time, who has a Law so holy and just! Everything written was for our instruction, to love the LORD and believe in His Son Jesus the Anointed unto eternal life.
  • Irene123
    quote " ..... this is the word law of man in the Bible, not God's actual words ..... " unquote; so Randy, where does one STOP with this 'not God' idea ..... ? There must be LOTS more of the Bible that isn't His word; just what parts are they?
  • Robin Brazil
    God is the same today as he's always been even in the old testament he is the only one that can keep us covered with the blood of jesus trust in him and you will be ok.
  • John Rycraft for verse 22
    Something else to consider is that the passage clearly indicates that the husband should be compensated for damages incurred, which implies a monetary loss. A male child would be viewed as a future worker a female child could either provide future labor or be sold. If the woman is so close to her due date that she is able to deliver a live, healthy child, what loss has the husband sustained?

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