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Exodus 21:21

    Exodus 21:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But, at the same time, if the servant goes on living for a day or two, the master is not to get punishment, for the servant is his property.

    Webster's Revision

    Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.

    World English Bible

    Notwithstanding, if he gets up after a day or two, he shall not be punished, for he is his property.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 21:21

    If the slave who had been beaten by his master died under his hand, the master was punished with death - see Genesis 9:5, Genesis 9:6. But if he survived the beating a day or two the master was not punished, because it might be presumed that the man died through some other cause. And all penal laws should be construed as favourably as possible to the accused.