“If a thief is caught 1 breaking in 2 and is struck so that he dies, there will be no blood guilt for him. 3
“If a man gives his neighbor money or articles 1 for safekeeping, 2 and it is stolen from the man’s house, if the thief is caught, 3 he must repay double.
If the thief is not caught, 1 then the owner of the house will be brought before the judges 2 to see 3 whether he has laid 4 his hand on his neighbor’s goods.
If a man is found kidnapping a person from among his fellow Israelites, 1 and regards him as mere property 2 and sells him, that kidnapper 3 must die. In this way you will purge 4 evil from among you.
You steal. 1 You murder. You commit adultery. You lie when you swear on oath. You sacrifice to the god Baal. You pay allegiance to 2 other gods whom you have not previously known.
The speaker went on to say, “This is a curse 1 traveling across the whole earth. For example, according to the curse whoever steals 2 will be removed from the community; or on the other hand (according to the curse) whoever swears falsely will suffer the same fate.”
“I will send it out,” says the Lord who rules over all, “and it will enter the house of the thief and of the person who swears falsely in my name. It will land in the middle of his house and destroy both timber and stones.”