Exodus 21:23

“And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 21:23

And if any mischiefe follow, then thou shalt giue life for life,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But if there is {any further} injury, then you shall appoint {as a penalty} life for life,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if any harm follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if damage comes to her, let life be given in payment for life,
- Basic English Bible

But if mischief happen, then thou shalt give life for life,
- Darby Bible

And if any mischief shall follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
- Webster's Bible

But if any harm follows, then you must take life for life,
- World English Bible

and if there is mischief, then thou hast given life for life,
- Youngs Literal Bible

But if any harm follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 21:23

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 21:23


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.


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