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Exodus 21:26

    Exodus 21:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, and destroy it; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If a man gives his man-servant or his woman-servant a blow in the eye, causing its destruction, he is to let him go free on account of the damage to his eye.

    Webster's Revision

    And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, and destroy it; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

    World English Bible

    "If a man strikes his servant's eye, or his maid's eye, and destroys it, he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, and destroy it; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

    Definitions for Exodus 21:26

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Smite - To strike; beat.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 21:26

    If a man smite the eye, etc. - See the following verse.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 21:26

    Freedom was the proper equivalent for permanent injury.