But if the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges,(A) and they must[a] determine whether the owner of the house has laid hands on the other person’s property. In all cases of illegal possession of an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any other lost property about which somebody says, ‘This is mine,’ both parties are to bring their cases before the judges.[b](B) The one whom the judges declare[c] guilty must pay back double to the other.

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  1. Exodus 22:8 Or before God, and he will
  2. Exodus 22:9 Or before God
  3. Exodus 22:9 Or whom God declares
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Go to the Levitical(A) priests and to the judge(B) who is in office at that time. Inquire of them and they will give you the verdict.(C)

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17 the two people involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the Lord before the priests and the judges(A) who are in office at the time.

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25 When people have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges(A) will decide the case,(B) acquitting(C) the innocent and condemning the guilty.(D)

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