Deuteronomy 19:21

NET ©

You must not show pity; the principle will be a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, and a foot for a foot.

NIV ©

Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

NASB ©

"Thus you shall not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

NLT ©

You must never show pity! Your rule should be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

MSG ©

Don't feel sorry for the person: It's life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

BBE ©

Have no pity; let life be given for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

NRSV ©

Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

NKJV ©

"Your eye shall not pity: life shall be for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

KJV
And thine eye
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shall not pity
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[but] life
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[shall go] for life
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eye
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for eye
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tooth
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for tooth
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hand
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for hand
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foot
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for foot
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HEBREW
o
lgrb
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lgr
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dyb
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dy
<03027>
Nsb
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Ns
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Nyeb
<05869>
Nye
<05869>
spnb
<05315>
spn
<05315>
Knye
<05869>
owxt
<02347>
alw (19:21)
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LXXM
ou
<3364>  
ADV
feisetai
<5339>  
V-FMI-3S
o
<3588>  
T-NSM
ofyalmov
<3788>  
N-NSM
sou
<4771>  
P-GS
ep
<1909>  
PREP
autw
<846>  
D-DSM
quchn
<5590>  
N-ASF
anti
<473>  
PREP
quchv
<5590>  
N-GSF
ofyalmon
<3788>  
N-ASM
anti
<473>  
PREP
ofyalmou
<3788>  
N-GSM
odonta
<3599>  
N-ASM
anti
<473>  
PREP
odontov
<3599>  
N-ASM
ceira
<5495>  
N-ASF
anti
<473>  
PREP
ceirov
<5495>  
N-GSF
poda
<4228>  
N-ASM
anti
<473>  
PREP
podov
<4228>  
N-GSM
NET © [draft] ITL
You must not
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show pity
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; the principle
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will be a life
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for a life
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, an eye
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for an eye
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, a tooth
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for a tooth
<08127>
, a hand
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for a hand
<03027>
, and a foot
<07272>
for a foot
<07272>
.
NET © Notes

sn This kind of justice is commonly called lex talionis or “measure for measure” (cf. Exod 21:23-25; Lev 24:19-20). It is likely that it is the principle that is important and not always a strict application. That is, the punishment should fit the crime and it may do so by the payment of fines or other suitable and equitable compensation (cf. Exod 22:21; Num 35:31). See T. S. Frymer-Kensky, “Tit for Tat: The Principle of Equal Retribution in Near Eastern and Biblical Law,” BA 43 (1980): 230-34.