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Exodus 21:16

    Exodus 21:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Any man who gets another into his power in order to get a price for him is to be put to death, if you take him in the act.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    "Anyone who kidnaps someone and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 21:16

    He that stealeth a man - By this law every man-stealer, and every receiver of the stolen person, should lose his life; no matter whether the latter stole the man himself, or gave money to a slave captain or negro-dealer to steal him for him.