Exodus 21:24

“Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foote for foote,”

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Other Translations

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
- King James Version

eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
- Basic English Bible

eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
- Darby Bible

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
- Webster's Bible

eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
- World English Bible

eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
- Youngs Literal Bible

eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 21:24


21:24 Eye for eye - The execution of this law is not put into the hands of private persons, as if every man might avenge himself, which would introduce universal confusion. The tradition of the elders seems to have put this corrupt gloss upon it. But magistrates had an eye to this rule in punishing offenders, and doing right to those that are injured.


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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