The Bible in Its Traditions

Exodus 21:12–17

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12  He that smiteth a man, so that he dieth, shall surely be put to death.

12  And if any man smite another and he die, let him be certainly put to death.

12  Whoever strikes a man, intending to murder, shall be put to death.

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13  And if a man lie not in wait, but God cause it to come to hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he may flee.

13  But as for him that did it not willingly, but God delivered him into his hands, I will give thee a place whither the slayer may flee.

13  But if he did not lie in wait for him, but God delivered him into his hands, then I will appoint for you a place to which he must flee.

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14  And if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from Mine altar, that he may die.

14  If someone murders his neighbor with deliberation, by lying in wait, you shall tear him away from my altar, so that he may die.

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15  And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

15  Whoever smites his father or his mother, let him be certainly put to death.

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16  And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

16  He that reviles his father or his mother shall surely die.

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17  And he that curseth his father or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

17  Whosoever shall steal one of the children of Israel, and prevail over him and sell him, and he be found with him, let him certainly die.

17  Whoever speaks evil of his father or mother shall die a death.