EXODUS 21:36

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Or if it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his owner hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own.”

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Exodus 21:36 Translation & Meaning

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Or א֣וֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if Or
if it be known נוֹדַ֗ע To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) if known
that כִּ֠י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
the ox שׁ֣וֹר A bullock (as a traveller) ox
hath used to push נַגָּ֥ח Butting, i.e., vicious used push
in time past, מִתְּמ֣וֹל Properly, ago, i.e., a (short or long) time since; especially yesterday, or day before yesterday time past
and his owner בְּעָלָ֑יו A master; hence, a husband, or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense) owner
hath not וְלֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
kept יִשְׁמְרֶ֖נּוּ Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc kept
him in; he shall surely שַׁלֵּ֨ם To be safe (in mind, body or estate); figuratively, to be (causatively, make) completed; by implication, to be friendly; by extension, to reciprocate (in various applications) surely
pay יְשַׁלֵּ֥ם To be safe (in mind, body or estate); figuratively, to be (causatively, make) completed; by implication, to be friendly; by extension, to reciprocate (in various applications) pay
ox שׁוֹר֙ A bullock (as a traveller) ox
for תַּ֣חַת The bottom (as depressed); only adverbially, below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc for
ox; הַשּׁ֔וֹר A bullock (as a traveller) ox
and the dead וְהַמֵּ֖ת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill dead
shall be יִֽהְיֶה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) shall be
his own. יִֽהְיֶה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) own

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  • 34  The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.

  • 35  And if one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead ox also they shall divide.

  • 36  Or if it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his owner hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own.




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