Exodus 21:18

“And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 21:18

ΒΆ And if men striue together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If men have a quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with {his} fist, and he does not die but remains in bed,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if men contend, and one smite the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keep his bed;
- American Standard Version (1901)

If, in a fight, one man gives another a blow with a stone, or with the shut hand, not causing his death, but making him keep in bed;
- Basic English Bible

And if men dispute, and one strike the other with a stone, or with the fist, and he die not, but take to [his] bed,
- Darby Bible

And if men contend together, and one shall smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he shall not die, but keep his bed:
- Webster's Bible

If men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he doesn't die, but is confined to bed;
- World English Bible

`And when men contend, and a man hath smitten his neighbour with a stone, or with the fist, and he die not, but hath fallen on the bed;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And if men contend, and one smite the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keep his bed;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 21:18

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 21:18


21:20 Direction is given what should be done, if a servant died by his master's correction. This servant must not be an Israelite, but a Gentile slave, as the Negroes to our planters; and it is supposed that he smite him with a rod, and not with any thing that was likely to give a mortal wound, yet if he died under his hand, he should be punished for his cruelty, at the discretion of the judges, upon consideration of circumstances.


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