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Exodus 21:27

    Exodus 21:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And if he smite out his man-servant's tooth, or his maid-servant's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Or if the loss of a tooth is caused by his blow, he will let him go free on account of his tooth.

    Webster's Revision

    And if he smite out his man-servant's tooth, or his maid-servant's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.

    World English Bible

    If he strikes out his male servant's tooth, or his female servant's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.

    Definitions for Exodus 21:27

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 21:27

    If he smite out his - tooth - It was a noble law that obliged the unmerciful slaveholder to set the slave at liberty whose eye or tooth he had knocked out. If this did not teach them humanity, it taught them caution, as one rash blow might have deprived them of all right to the future services of the slave; and thus self-interest obliged them to be cautious and circumspect.