"For every breach of trust, whether it is for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any lost thing about which one says, `This is it,' the case of both parties shall come before the judges; he whom the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor. (Exodus 22:9)

"If a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep for him, and it dies or is hurt or is driven away while no one is looking, (Exodus 22:10)

an oath before the LORD shall be made by the two of them that he has not laid hands on his neighbor's property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution. (Exodus 22:11)

"But if it is actually stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner. (Exodus 22:12)

"If it is all torn to pieces, let him bring it as evidence; he shall not make restitution for what has been torn to pieces. (Exodus 22:13)


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