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Torah Reading for Mishpatim

Torah Reading for Mishpatim

Exodus 21:1-24:18

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Chapter 21

1And these are the ordinances that you shall set before them.   אוְאֵלֶּה הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים אֲשֶׁר תָּשִׂים לִפְנֵיהֶם:
2Should you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall work [for] six years, and in the seventh [year], he shall go out to freedom without charge.   בכִּי תִקְנֶה עֶבֶד עִבְרִי שֵׁשׁ שָׁנִים יַעֲבֹד וּבַשְּׁבִעִת יֵצֵא לַחָפְשִׁי חִנָּם:
3If he comes [in] alone, he shall go out alone; if he is a married man, his wife shall go out with him.   גאִם בְּגַפּוֹ יָבֹא בְּגַפּוֹ יֵצֵא אִם בַּעַל אִשָּׁה הוּא וְיָצְאָה אִשְׁתּוֹ עִמּוֹ:
4If his master gives him a wife, and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and he shall go out alone.   דאִם אֲדֹנָיו יִתֶּן לוֹ אִשָּׁה וְיָלְדָה לּוֹ בָנִים אוֹ בָנוֹת הָאִשָּׁה וִילָדֶיהָ תִּהְיֶה לַאדֹנֶיהָ וְהוּא יֵצֵא בְגַפּוֹ:
5But if the slave says, "I love my master, my wife, and my children. I will not go free,"   הוְאִם אָמֹר יֹאמַר הָעֶבֶד אָהַבְתִּי אֶת אֲדֹנִי אֶת אִשְׁתִּי וְאֶת בָּנָי לֹא אֵצֵא חָפְשִׁי:
6his master shall bring him to the judges, and he shall bring him to the door or to the doorpost, and his master shall bore his ear with an awl, and he shall serve him forever.   ווְהִגִּישׁוֹ אֲדֹנָיו אֶל הָאֱלֹהִים וְהִגִּישׁוֹ אֶל הַדֶּלֶת אוֹ אֶל הַמְּזוּזָה וְרָצַע אֲדֹנָיו אֶת אָזְנוֹ בַּמַּרְצֵעַ וַעֲבָדוֹ לְעֹלָם:
7Now if a man sells his daughter as a maidservant, she shall not go free as the slaves go free.   זוְכִי יִמְכֹּר אִישׁ אֶת בִּתּוֹ לְאָמָה לֹא תֵצֵא כְּצֵאת הָעֲבָדִים:
8If she is displeasing to her master, who did not designate her [for himself], then he shall enable her to be redeemed; he shall not rule over her to sell her to another person, when he betrays her.   חאִם רָעָה בְּעֵינֵי אֲדֹנֶיהָ אֲשֶׁר לוֹ (כתיב אשר לא) יְעָדָהּ וְהֶפְדָּהּ לְעַם נָכְרִי לֹא יִמְשֹׁל לְמָכְרָהּ בְּבִגְדוֹ בָהּ:
9And if he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her according to the law of the daughters [of Israel].   טוְאִם לִבְנוֹ יִיעָדֶנָּה כְּמִשְׁפַּט הַבָּנוֹת יַעֲשֶׂה לָּהּ:
10If he takes another [wife] for himself, he shall not diminish her sustenance, her clothing, or her marital relations.   יאִם אַחֶרֶת יִקַּח לוֹ שְׁאֵרָהּ כְּסוּתָהּ וְעֹנָתָהּ לֹא יִגְרָע:
11And if he does not do these three things for her, she shall go free without charge, without [payment of] money.   יאוְאִם שְׁלָשׁ אֵלֶּה לֹא יַעֲשֶׂה לָהּ וְיָצְאָה חִנָּם אֵין כָּסֶף:
12One who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.   יבמַכֵּה אִישׁ וָמֵת מוֹת יוּמָת:
13But one who did not stalk [him], but God brought [it] about into his hand, I will make a place for you to which he shall flee.   יגוַאֲשֶׁר לֹא צָדָה וְהָאֱלֹהִים אִנָּה לְיָדוֹ וְשַׂמְתִּי לְךָ מָקוֹם אֲשֶׁר יָנוּס שָׁמָּה:
14But if a man plots deliberately against his friend to slay him with cunning, [even] from My altar you shall take him to die.   ידוְכִי יָזִד אִישׁ עַל רֵעֵהוּ לְהָרְגוֹ בְעָרְמָה מֵעִם מִזְבְּחִי תִּקָּחֶנּוּ לָמוּת:
15And one who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.   טווּמַכֵּה אָבִיו וְאִמּוֹ מוֹת יוּמָת:
16And whoever kidnaps a man, and he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death.   טזוְגֹנֵב אִישׁ וּמְכָרוֹ וְנִמְצָא בְיָדוֹ מוֹת יוּמָת:
17And one who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.   יזוּמְקַלֵּל אָבִיו וְאִמּוֹ מוֹת יוּמָת:
18And if men quarrel, and one strikes the other with a stone or with a fist, and he does not die but is confined to [his] bed,   יחוְכִי יְרִיבֻן אֲנָשִׁים וְהִכָּה אִישׁ אֶת רֵעֵהוּ בְּאֶבֶן אוֹ בְאֶגְרֹף וְלֹא יָמוּת וְנָפַל לְמִשְׁכָּב:
19if he gets up and walks about outside on his support, the assailant shall be cleared; he shall give only [payment] for his [enforced] idleness, and he shall provide for his cure.   יטאִם יָקוּם וְהִתְהַלֵּךְ בַּחוּץ עַל מִשְׁעַנְתּוֹ וְנִקָּה הַמַּכֶּה רַק שִׁבְתּוֹ יִתֵּן וְרַפֹּא יְרַפֵּא:
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