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Exodus 22

22:1 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
22:2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.
22:3 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. (22:3)
"If he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft."
Selling a thief to pay for his theft
If a thief is caught and is too poor to make a complete restitution, then he is to be sold to pay for his theft.
Does God approve of slavery?
What the Bible says about slavery and crime and punishment
22:4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.
22:5 If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put 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.
22:6 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
22:7 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.
22:8 If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.
22:9 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. (22:16-17)
If you "entice" an "unmarried maid" to "lie" with you, then you must marry her, unless the father refuses to give her to you, in which case you must pay him the going price for virgins.

(22:16) "If a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife."

(22:17) "If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins."

(22:18)
"Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."
Is magic OK?
Does God approve of capital punishment?
To kill or not to kill
What the Bible says about witches and crime and punishment

(22:19)
"Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death."

(22:20)
"He who sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the Lord only, he shall be utterly destroyed."
How many gods are there?

(22:21-22)
Be kind to strangers, widows, and fatherless children.
How should strangers be treated?
In his November 20, 2014 speech on immigration, President Obama quoted this commandment, saying, "Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger -- we were strangers once, too."

(22:21) "Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him."

(22:22) "Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child."

(22:24)
"My wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless."

(22:28) "Thou shalt not revile the gods ( is there more than one?), nor curse the ruler of thy people. (Even if the ruler is a tyrant?)

(22:29)
"The firstborn of thy sons thou shalt give unto me."
(As a burnt offering?)
Does God approve of human sacrifice?

(22:31) "Ye shall be holy men unto me."
Is only God holy?

22:10 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:
22:11 Then shall an oath 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 make it good.
22:12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.
22:13 If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.
22:14 And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.
22:15 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.
22:16 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
22:17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
22:19 Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
22:20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
22:21 Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
22:22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
22:23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;
22:24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
22:25 If thou lend 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 usury.
22:26 If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:
22:27 For that is his covering 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 gracious.
22:28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
22:29 Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.
22:30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.
22:31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.

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Dwindling in Unbelief
How to punish a thief: The Bible vs. the Quran (Exodus 22:3)
Giving up on the Bible (22:18)
The Christopher Hitchens / Douglas Wilson debate (22:18)
What if we could edit the Bible? (Opening Karl Giberson's can of worms) (22:18)
Bill Maher: Christian Rock Blows Hard (with Bible verses) (22:18)

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