THE SECOND BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
The Lord reveals his laws pertaining to stealing, destructions by fire, care of property of others, borrowing, lascivious acts, sacrifices to false gods, afflicting widows, usury, reviling God, the firstborn of men and of animals—Men of Israel commanded to be holy.
a man shall asteal
an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall brestore
five oxen for an ox, and cfour
sheep for a sheep.
¶ If a thief be found abreaking bup
, and be smitten that he die, there shall
no blood be shed
If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall arestore
¶ If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall aput
in his beast, and shall feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.
¶ If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of acorn
, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith;
he that bkindled
the fire shall surely make restitution.
¶ If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man’s house; if the thief be found, let him pay double.
If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the ajudges
, to see
whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods.
For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour.
If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it:
shall an aoath
of the Lord
be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof,
and he shall not bmake it
And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.
If it be atorn
in pieces, then
let him bring it for
he shall not make good that which was torn.
¶ And if a man aborrow bought
of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being
not with it, he shall surely make it
But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire.
¶ And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his awife
If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of avirgins
¶ Thou shalt not suffer a awitch
¶ Whosoever lieth with a abeast
shall surely be put to death.
¶ He that asacrificeth
god, save unto the Lord
only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
¶ Ye shall not afflict any awidow
, or fatherless child.
If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;
And my awrath
hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
¶ If thou alend
money to any of
my people that is
poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him busury
If thou at all take thy neighbour’s raiment to apledge
, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:
For that is
only, it is
his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am bgracious
¶ Thou shalt not delay to offer
of thy ripe fruits, and of thy bliquors
: the cfirstborn
of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.
Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and
with thy sheep: aseven
days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.
¶ And ye shall be aholy
men unto me: neither shall ye eat any
flesh that is btorn
of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.