In all cases of illegal possessions, 1 whether for an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any kind of lost item, about which someone says ‘This belongs to me,’ 2 the matter of the two of them will come before the judges, 3 and the one whom 4 the judges declare guilty 5 must repay double to his neighbor.
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1 tn Heb “concerning every kind [thing] of trespass.”
2 tn The text simply has “this is it” (הוּא זֶה, hu’ zeh).
3 tn Again, or “God.”
4 tn This kind of clause Gesenius calls an independent relative clause – it does not depend on a governing substantive but itself expresses a substantival idea (GKC 445-46 §138.e).
5 tn The verb means “to be guilty” in Qal; in Hiphil it would have a declarative sense, because a causative sense would not possibly fit.