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 21:37
 22:1
21:37 If a person steals an ox or sheep and then slaughters or sells it, he must repay five oxen for each ox, and four sheep for each sheep.
Ki yignov-ish shor o-seh utvacho o mecharo chamishah vakar yeshalem tachat hashor ve'arba-tson tachat haseh.
22:1 If a burglar is caught in the act of breaking in, and is struck and killed, it is not considered an act of murder.
Im-bamachteret yimatse haganav vehukah vamet eyn lo damim.



Commentary:

four sheep
  See 2 Samuel 12:6.

breaking in
  (Hirsch). Cf. Jeremiah 2:34, Ezekiel 8:8; Amos 9:2, Job 24:16. Or, 'digging in' (Radak, Sherashim); or, 'with deadly intent' (Rashbam).

not considered an act of murder
  Literally, 'he has no blood.'





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