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Exodus 22:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— If the thief be found breaking in, and be smitten so that he dieth, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, [there shall] no blood [be shed] for him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “If the thief is caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— If a thief shall be found breaking through, and be smitten that he die, [there shall] no blood [be shed] for him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— If the thief be encountered breaking in, and be smitten so that he die, there shall be no blood-guiltiness for him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— If, in the place of breaking in, the thief be found and he is smitten so that he dieth, there is due for him no shedding of blood:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'If in the breaking through, the thief is found, and he hath been smitten, and hath died, there is no blood for him;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— If a thief be found breaking open a house or undermining it, and be wounded so as to die: he that slew him shall not be guilty of blood.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— If a thiefe bee found breaking vp, and be smitten that he die, there shal no blood be shed for him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And if the thief be found in the breach [made by himself] and be smitten and die, there shall not be blood shed for him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, [there shall] no blood [be shed] for him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
If x518
(0518) Complement
אִם
'im
{eem}
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
a thief 1590
{1590} Prime
גַּנָּב
gannab
{gaw-nab'}
From H1589; a stealer.
be found 4672
{4672} Prime
מָצָא
matsa'
{maw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
breaking up, 4290
{4290} Prime
מַחְתֶּרֶת
machtereth
{makh-teh'-reth}
From H2864; a burglary; figuratively unexpected examination.
and be smitten 5221
{5221} Prime
נָכָה
nakah
{naw-kaw'}
A primitive root; to strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively).
z8717
<8717> Grammar
Stem - Hophal (See H8825)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 123
that he die, 4191
{4191} Prime
מָמוֹת
muwth
{mooth}
A primitive root; to die (literally or figuratively); causatively to kill.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[there shall] no x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
blood 1818
{1818} Prime
דָּם
dam
{dawm}
From H1826 (compare H0119); blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (that is, drops of blood).
[be shed] for him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 22:1-4.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 22:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Exodus 22:2

If a thief broke a house in the night, and was killed in the doing it, his blood was upon his own head. But if it were in the day — time that the thief was killed, he that killed him was accountable for it, unless it were in the necessary defence of his own life.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Exodus 22:2

If a thief be found (b) breaking up, and be smitten that he die, [there shall] no blood [be shed] for him.

(b) Breaking a house to enter in, or undermining.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
breaking:

Job 24:14 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.
Job 30:5 They were driven forth from among [men], (they cried after them as [after] a thief;)
Hosea 7:1 When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, [and] the troop of robbers spoileth without.
Joel 2:9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
Matthew 6:19-20 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: ... But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
Matthew 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
1 Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

no blood:

Numbers 35:27 And the revenger of blood find him without the borders of the city of his refuge, and the revenger of blood kill the slayer; he shall not be guilty of blood:
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Nu 35:27. Jb 24:14; 30:5. Ho 7:1. Jol 2:9. Mt 6:19; 24:43. 1Th 5:2.

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