Exodus 22 ©
Laws concerning theft; damage; trusts, and trespasses in cases of trust; borrowing; fornication; witchcraft; bestiality; idolatry; oppressing of strangers, the widow, or fatherless; usury and pledges; reverence to magistrates; firstfruits; eating torn flesh.
¶If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man's field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.
¶If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
¶If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; gif the thief be found, let him pay double.
If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the 2judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.
For all *manner of *trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for *raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the hcause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour.
And kif it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.
But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire.