New International Version

Exodus 22:1-31

Protection of Property

In Hebrew texts 22:1 is numbered 21:37, and 22:2-31 is numbered 22:1-30. 1“Whoever steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it must pay back five head of cattle for the ox and four sheep for the sheep.

2“If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed; 3but if it happens after sunrise, the defender is guilty of bloodshed.

“Anyone who steals must certainly make restitution, but if they have nothing, they must be sold to pay for their theft. 4If the stolen animal is found alive in their possession—whether ox or donkey or sheep—they must pay back double.

5“If anyone grazes their livestock in a field or vineyard and lets them stray and they graze in someone else’s field, the offender must make restitution from the best of their own field or vineyard.

6“If a fire breaks out and spreads into thornbushes so that it burns shocks of grain or standing grain or the whole field, the one who started the fire must make restitution.

7“If anyone gives a neighbor silver or goods for safekeeping and they are stolen from the neighbor’s house, the thief, if caught, must pay back double. 8But if the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges, and they must22:8 Or before God, and he will determine whether the owner of the house has laid hands on the other person’s property. 9In all cases of illegal possession of an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any other lost property about which somebody says, ‘This is mine,’ both parties are to bring their cases before the judges.22:9 Or before God The one whom the judges declare22:9 Or whom God declares guilty must pay back double to the other.

10“If anyone gives a donkey, an ox, a sheep or any other animal to their neighbor for safekeeping and it dies or is injured or is taken away while no one is looking, 11the issue between them will be settled by the taking of an oath before the Lord that the neighbor did not lay hands on the other person’s property. The owner is to accept this, and no restitution is required. 12But if the animal was stolen from the neighbor, restitution must be made to the owner. 13If it was torn to pieces by a wild animal, the neighbor shall bring in the remains as evidence and shall not be required to pay for the torn animal.

14“If anyone borrows an animal from their neighbor and it is injured or dies while the owner is not present, they must make restitution. 15But if the owner is with the animal, the borrower will not have to pay. If the animal was hired, the money paid for the hire covers the loss.

Social Responsibility

16“If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife. 17If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.

18“Do not allow a sorceress to live.

19“Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal is to be put to death.

20“Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the Lord must be destroyed.22:20 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.

21“Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.

22“Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless. 23If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. 24My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.

25“If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not treat it like a business deal; charge no interest. 26If you take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, return it by sunset, 27because that cloak is the only covering your neighbor has. What else can they sleep in? When they cry out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.

28“Do not blaspheme God22:28 Or Do not revile the judges or curse the ruler of your people.

29“Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats.22:29 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.

“You must give me the firstborn of your sons. 30Do the same with your cattle and your sheep. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day.

31“You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Thaama 22:1-31

Ũgitĩri wa Indo

122:1 2Sam 12:6; Thim 6:31“Mũndũ angĩiya ndegwa kana ngʼondu, na amĩthĩnje kana amĩendie-rĩ, no nginya arĩhe ndegwa ithano nĩ ũndũ wa ndegwa ĩyo na ngʼondu inya nĩ ũndũ wa ngʼondu ĩyo.

222:2 Jer 2:34; Math 24:43“Mũici angĩnyiitwo agĩtua nyũmba nake agũthwo akue-rĩ, mũmũgũthi ndarĩ na ihĩtia rĩa gũita thakame; 322:3 Thaam 21:2no ũndũ ũcio ũngĩkĩka thuutha wa riũa kũratha, mũndũ ũcio wagũthana arĩ na ihĩtia rĩa gũita thakame.

“Mũici no nginya arĩhe kĩrĩa aiyĩte, no angĩkorwo ndarĩ na kĩndũ, no nginya endio nĩguo kĩrĩa aiyĩte kĩrĩhwo.

422:4 1Sam 12:5; Kĩam 43:12“Nyamũ ĩrĩa ĩiyĩtwo ĩngĩonekana ĩrĩ muoyo moko-inĩ make, ĩrĩ ndegwa kana ndigiri kana ngʼondu no nginya arĩhe maita meerĩ.

522:5 Thaam 22:1“Mũndũ angĩrĩithia ũhiũ wake mũgũnda wene o na kana arĩithie mũgũnda wene wa mĩthabibũ, aũrekererie ũrĩe mũgũnda wa mũndũ ũngĩ-rĩ, no nginya arĩhe na indo iria njega cia mũgũnda wake o na arĩhe na thabibũ iria njega mũno cia mũgũnda wake.

622:6 Atiir 15:5“Mwaki ũngĩtuthũka na ũcine ihinga cia mĩigua nginya ũkinyĩre itĩĩa cia ngano kana ngano ĩrũngiĩ, kana ũcine mũgũnda wothe, mwakia wa mwaki ũcio no nginya arĩhe ngano ĩyo.

722:7 Atiir 15:5“Mũndũ angĩhithia mũndũ wa itũũra rĩake betha kana indo amũigĩre-rĩ, nacio indo icio ciywo kuuma nyũmba yake, mũici ũcio angĩnyiitwo no nginya arĩhe indo icio maita meerĩ. 822:8 Thaam 21:6No mũici ũcio angĩaga kũnyiitwo, mwene nyũmba no nginya athiĩ mbere ya aciirithania nĩguo kũmenyeke kana nĩwe ũiyĩte indo icio cia mũndũ ũcio ũngĩ. 922:9 Gũcook 25:1Ha ũhoro o wothe wa mũndũ gũkorwo na kĩndũ na njĩra ĩrĩa ĩtagĩrĩire, kĩrĩ ndegwa, kana ndigiri, kana ngʼondu, kana nguo, kana kĩndũ kĩngĩ gĩothe kĩũrĩte kĩrĩa mũndũ ũngĩ angiuga atĩrĩ, ‘Kĩndũ gĩkĩ nĩ gĩakwa,’ andũ acio eerĩ no nginya marehe ũhoro wao mbere ya aciirithania. Mũndũ ũrĩa aciirithania magatua atĩ nĩehĩtie-rĩ, no nginya arĩhe mũndũ ũcio ũngĩ maita meerĩ.

1022:10 Thaam 22:7“Mũndũ angĩhithia mũndũ wa itũũra rĩake ndigiri, kana ndegwa, kana ngʼondu kana nyamũ o yothe amũigĩre, nayo ĩkue, kana ĩtihio, kana ĩiywo, hatarĩ mũndũ ũroona-rĩ, 1122:11 1Ath 8:31; Ahib 6:16ũhoro ũcio wao ũgaatuuo na njĩra ya kwĩhĩta mwĩhĩtwa mbere ya Jehova atĩ ũrĩa ũhithĩtio tiwe ũiyĩte indo icio. Mwene nake etĩkĩre mwĩhĩtwa ũcio, na hatikagĩa ũhoro wa kũrĩhania. 1222:12 Thaam 22:1No angĩkorwo nyamũ nĩkũiywo yaiirwo kuuma kũrĩa yahithĩtio-rĩ, no nginya mũndũ ũcio arĩhe mwene. 1322:13 Kĩam 31:39Angĩkorwo yatambuurirwo nĩ nyamũ cia gĩthaka, nĩakonania matigari matuĩke ũira, na ndakaarĩhio nyamũ ĩyo ĩtambuurĩtwo nĩ nyamũ.

1422:14 Thaam 22:1“Mũndũ angĩgwatio nyamũ ya mũndũ ũngĩ, nayo ĩtihio kana ĩkue mwene atarĩ hakuhĩ, no nginya amĩrĩhe. 1522:15 Alaw 19:13; Ayub 17:5No nyamũ ĩyo ĩngĩkorwo ĩrĩ na mwene-rĩ, ũrĩa ũgwatĩtio ndangĩmĩrĩha. Angĩkorwo nyamũ nĩgũkomborithio yakomborithĩtio, mbeeca iria ĩkomboretwo nĩirĩhĩte hathara ĩyo.

Maũndũ makoniĩ Gũikarania

1622:16 Gũcook 22:28“Mũndũ angiuha mũirĩtu gathirange ũtoorĩtio kũhikio, nake akome nake, no nginya arĩhe rũracio, nake mũirĩtu ũcio atuĩke mũtumia wake. 17Ithe wa mũirĩtu angĩrega biũ kũmũheana kũrĩ mũndũ ũcio, no nginya mũndũ ũcio arĩhe rũracio rwa airĩtu gathirange.

1822:18 1Sam 28:3; Isa 57:3“Mũtigetĩkĩrie mũndũ-wa-nja mũrogi atũũre muoyo.

1922:19 Alaw 18:23“Mũndũ ũngĩgwata nyamũ no nginya ooragwo.

2022:20 Gũcook 17:2-5; 2Maũ 15:13“Mũndũ ũkaarutĩra ngai ingĩ iruta tiga Jehova nĩakaniinwo.

2122:21 Alaw 19:33; Gũcook 10:19“Mũtigeke mũgeni ũũru kana mũmũhinyĩrĩrie, nĩgũkorwo o na inyuĩ mwarĩ ageni bũrũri wa Misiri.

2222:22 Gũcook 10:18; Ayub 22:6, 9; 24:3“Mũtikanahinyĩrĩrie mũtumia wa ndigwa kana mwana wa ngoriai. 2322:23 Luk 18:7; Thab 18:6Mũngĩĩka ũguo nao mangaĩre, hatirĩ nganja nĩngaigua kĩrĩro kĩao. 2422:24 Thab 69:24; Neh 9:17Nĩngacinwo nĩ marakara, na nĩngamũũraga na rũhiũ rwa njora, nao atumia anyu matuĩke a ndigwa na ciana cianyu ituĩke cia ngoriai.

2522:25 Alaw 25:35-37“Ũngĩkombera mũndũ ũmwe wakwa gatagatĩ-inĩ kanyu mbeeca abatairio nĩcio-rĩ, ndũgatuĩke ta mũkombanĩri wa mbeeca; ndũkamũrĩhie uumithio wacio. 2622:26 Thim 20:16Mũndũ ũngĩ angĩkũnengera nguo yake ya igũrũ ĩrũgamĩrĩre thiirĩ, mũcookerie riũa rĩtanathũa, 2722:27 Gũcook 24:13, 17tondũ noyo arĩ nayo ya kwĩhumbĩra. Angĩkĩĩhumbĩra nakĩ agĩkoma? Angaĩra, nĩngamũigua, nĩgũkorwo ndĩ mũigua tha.

2822:28 2Sam 16:5, 9“Ndũkanarume Ngai kana ũrume mũnene wa andũ anyu.

2922:29 Alaw 19:24; Neh 10:35“Ndũgacerithĩrie maruta kuuma makũmbĩ-inĩ maku kana mahihĩro-inĩ maku ma ndibei.

“No nginya ũũheage marigithathi ma ariũ aku. 3022:30 Alaw 22:27; Gũcook 15:19Wĩkage o ũguo mwena-inĩ wĩgiĩ ngʼombe na ngʼondu ciaku. Iria ciaciarwo ũrekage igaikara na manyina mĩthenya mũgwanja, mũthenya wa ĩnana ũgacineana kũrĩ niĩ.

3122:31 Alaw 19:2“Inyuĩ mũgũtuĩka andũ akwa aamũre. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio mũtikanarĩe nyama cia nyamũ ndamburange nĩ nyamũ cia gĩthaka; ciikagĩriei ngui.