Biblical Principle #257: Israel’s Penalty for Permanent Assault Injury

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Under the Law of Moses, God prescribed justice for Israel in case of permanent injuries caused by assault.


Sometimes there were physical altercations with no loss of life but permanent injuries sustained. GOD told Moses how these should be handled in court:

18 “If two men revile one another, and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but is confined to his bed, 19 if the man rises again and walks about outside with his staff, then he who struck him shall be acquitted. He shall only pay for his loss of time and for his healing.

Exodus 21:18-19 OSB

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