Exodus 22:2

“ If a thiefe bee found breaking vp, and be smitten that he die, there shal no blood be shed for him.”

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Other Translations for Exodus 22:2

If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, [there shall] no blood [be shed] for him.
- King James Version

"If the thief is caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If the thief be found breaking in, and be smitten so that he dieth, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If a thief is taken in the act of forcing his way into a house, and his death is caused by a blow, the owner of the house is not responsible for his blood.
- Basic English Bible

If the thief be encountered breaking in, and be smitten so that he die, there shall be no blood-guiltiness for him.
- Darby Bible

If a thief shall be found breaking through, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.
- Webster's Bible

If the thief is found breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt of bloodshed for him.
- World English Bible

`If in the breaking through, the thief is found, and he hath been smitten, and hath died, there is no blood for him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

(22:1) If a thief be found breaking in, and be smitten so that he dieth, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Commentary for Exodus 22:2

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 22:2

22:2 If a thief broke a house in the night, and was killed in the doing it, his blood was upon his own head. But if it were in the day - time that the thief was killed, he that killed him was accountable for it, unless it were in the necessary defence of his own life.


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