12 “He who strikes someone so that he dies shall certainly be put to death.13 Yet [a]if he did not lie in wait for him, but God caused him to fall into his hand, then I will appoint you a place to which he may flee.14 If, however, someone is enraged against his neighbor, so as to kill him in a cunning way, you are to take him even from My altar, to be put to death.
15 “And one who strikes his father or his mother shall certainly be put to death.
16 “Now one who [b]kidnaps someone, whether he sells him or he is found in his [c]possession, shall certainly be put to death.
17 “And one who curses his father or his mother shall certainly be put to death.
18 “Now if people have a quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with a fist, and he does not die but [d]is confined to bed,19 if he gets up and walks around outside on his staff, then he who struck him shall go unpunished; he shall only pay for his [e]loss of time, and [f]shall pay for his care until he is completely healed.
20 “And if someone strikes his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies [g]at his hand, he shall [h]be punished.21 If, however, the slave[i]survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for the slave is his [j]property.
22 “Now if people struggle with each other and strike a pregnant woman so that [k]she gives birth prematurely, but there is no injury, the guilty person shall certainly be fined as the woman’s husband [l]may demand of him, and he shall pay [m]as the judges decide.23 But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life,24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,25 burn for burn, wound for wound, [n]bruise for bruise.
26 “And if someone strikes the eye of his male or female slave and destroys it, he shall let [o]the slave go free on account of the eye.27 And if he [p]knocks out a tooth of his male or female slave, he shall let [q]the slave go free on account of the tooth.
28 “Now if an ox gores a man or a woman [r]to death, the ox shall certainly be stoned and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall go unpunished.29 If, however, an ox was previously in the habit of goring and its owner has been warned, yet he does not confine it and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned and its owner also shall be put to death.30 If a ransom is [s]demanded of him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is [t]demanded of him.31 Whether it gores a son or [u]a daughter, it shall be done to him according to [v]the same rule.32 If the ox gores a male or female slave, [w]the owner shall give his or her master [x]thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
33 “Now if someone opens a pit, or [y]digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it,34 the owner of the pit shall make restitution; he shall [z]give money to its owner, and the dead animal shall become his.
35 “And if someone’s ox injures another’s ox so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide its proceeds equally; and they shall also divide the dead ox.
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