Exodus Chapter 22

Exodus 22

1If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

2If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.

3If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

4If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.

5If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.

6If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

7If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man’s house; if the thief be found, let him pay double.

8If 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.

9For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour.

10If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it:

11Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.

12And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.

13If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.

14And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.

15But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire.

16And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

17If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

18Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

19Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

20He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

21Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

22Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

23If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;

24And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

25If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.

26If thou at all take thy neighbour’s raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:

27For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

28Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

29Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.

30Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.

31And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.

21 thoughts on “Exodus Chapter 22

  1. It is obvious that so many of our country’s laws came from the Bible. yet, there are those that deny our Godly heritage.

  2. From the scriptures it is best to stay away from shaddy people.Those who will influnce you,even young or old people still steal look at wallstreet.


    20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

    In this past 2 chapters we find the justice of GOD revealed to Israel. While we look at many of the justice practices they are easy to relate to; while others tike the one in verse 20 we must dig a little deeper to find its true meaning.

    There are 2 key words in this verse:
    1. sacrificeth – an act of offering to a deity something precious.
    2. god – a person or thing of supreme value

    In summary any act or offering to a person, place or thing we offer in time, talent or treasure we offer as a worship to anything other than the LORD our GOD shall be utterly destroyed.

    Do not value ANYTHING in life greater than JESUS! Be not deceived “utterly destroyed” will happen at eternal judgment.

    Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of GOD.

  4. This chapter shows that our actions always have consequences and responsibilities that we must answer to. We therefore need to “Seek” as Pastor says above in order to make the right choices. Matthew 6:33 has been our memory verse for the month of October in our Sunday School class; so, it’s just awesome how God works things together and brings them to light just when we need it!

  5. v4 ” he shall restore double”
    v 7 ” If the thief be found let him pay double”

    Devil you have been found….. John 10:10
    The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy
    I Am come that they might have life, and that they might have IT more abundantly

    The enemy will have to pay double. For all he has stolen from us,
    Praise GOD it’s HIS WORD. It’s going to happen
    Not only are your children coming back
    Their friends are coming with them too.
    Whatever the thief has stolen GOD will make him pay double!!!!

    Get your song and dance back.
    AWESME preaching last nite.
    Thank you… Pastor

  6. An exciting theme of this chapter: when the thief is made to make restitution, IT comes with interest 🙂 Thank You Jesus!

  7. 20He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

    We serve a Jealous God. He wants all of me and you.

  8. We may be aliens, orphans, and widows to the world… But, we are called to be people, children, and the bride of Christ.

    In the ancient world their was no safe place for widows, orphans, or aliens. If a family or community refused to to care for its own needy members, no one else was obligated to do so. Even widows, orphans, and aliens where to be protected by God’s standards. He calls his people to remember their own suffering in Egypt Ex 22:21; 23:9 and to give to others the same mercy that they had recieved (example): Some of the grain is to be left in the fields for orphans, widows, or aliens Lev 19: 9-10; Dt 24:19:22. Families are to include them in on festival days (example) Dt 16: 11-14 and produce from the nation’s tithe is given for their support Dt 14:28-29. God calls us to no less than he called the nation of Israel: to be a compassionate, giving people; and to remember we ourselves were in need of God’s mercy and should, therefore, extend that same mercy to the helpless and needy around us.

  9. The Israelites were to be prompt in giving God their offerings and not hold anything back. The first of the harvest was to be dedicated to him. Since God doesnt send payment overdue notices, it is easy to take care of other financial responsibilities while letting our gifts to him slide. Giving first out of what he has allowed you to have demonstrates that he has first priority in our lives.

  10. 22-24
    A persons character is shown not so much in whether he ever becomes angry but by what makes him angry. This passage reminds us that God is angered by those actions which harm others mistreating or oppressing an alien taking advantage of a widow or orphan squeezing the poor. Lets not become hardened against those on whom God has compassion.

  11. Jesus said it best. The whole law and the prophets is in this. Love the Lord thy God with all your, heart, mind, soul, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.

    Love prevents all of these consequences. Love and you won’t have to worry about paying the penalty.

  12. People being made responsible for their actions screams out at me from this chapter. If we would all be as responsibile in every detail of our lives as this, our world would be a more respectable world to live in.

  13. 21Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
    22Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
    23If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;
    24And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

  14. V 22

  15. For every action/decision there is a consequence. But it is about deciding to do that which results in good and not bad. I thank God for his hand of direction. We must stay under his covering so as not to be led in a wrong direction.

  16. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction… Newton only had it partially correct. For every action there is a just and righteous consequence. The only reward for not doing the wrong thing is being free from consequence, that’s a good enough reward for me!

    Do Right!

  17. This chapter illustrates doing the right thing. What is written in this chapter use to be what was called making it right. If you owed someone you paid them, if you broke something you fixed it, if you did someone wrong you made it right, and if you broke the law you paid for it. We all must be accountable for our actions if we are to Be-Church. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

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