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July 13, 2016



Exodus 21:33-34


“If a man opens a pit, or digs a pit and does not cover it over, and an ox or a donkey falls into it, the owner of the pit shall make restitution; he shall give money to its owner, and the dead animal shall become his





The “pit” causing accidental injury or death represents a typical case of damage caused by an inanimate object or natural phenomenon. The legislation slides from rights of persons to rights of property easily and without effort, by passing from the injuries which cattle cause to those which they suffer.

These different regulations are as remarkable for their justice and prudence as for their humanity. Their great tendency is to show the valuableness of human life, and the necessity of having peace and good understanding in every neighborhood. They possess that quality which should be the object of all good and wholesome laws.


Memory Verse: Proverbs 20:25

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