21:29 But if the ox had the habit of goring, and its owner was warned, 1 and he did not take the necessary precautions, 2 and then it killed a man or a woman, the ox must be stoned and the man must be put to death.
21:31 If the ox 3 gores a son or a daughter, the owner 4 will be dealt with according to this rule. 5
1 tn The Hophal perfect has the idea of “attested, testified against.”
2 tn Heb “he was not keeping it” or perhaps guarding or watching it (referring to the ox).
3 tn Heb “it”; the referent (the ox) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the owner) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Heb “according to this judgment it shall be done to him.”