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Exodus 22:8

    Exodus 22:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought to the judges, to see whether he have put his hand to his neighbor's goods.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall come near unto God, to see whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If they do not get the thief, let the master of the house come before the judges and take an oath that he has not put his hand on his neighbour's goods.

    Webster's Revision

    If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall come near unto God, to see whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods.

    World English Bible

    If the thief isn't found, then the master of the house shall come near to God, to find out if he hasn't put his hand to his neighbor's goods.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall come near unto God, to see whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 22:8

    Unto the judges - See Clarke's note on Exodus 21:6.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 22:8

    It would appear that if the master of the house would clear himself of imputation, the loss of the pledged article fell upon its owner.