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19 If a man inflicts an injury on[a] his fellow citizen,[b] just as he has done it must be done to him— 20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth—just as he inflicts an injury on another person[c] that same injury[d] must be inflicted on him.

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  1. Leviticus 24:19 tn Heb “gives a flaw in”; KJV, ASV “cause a blemish in.”
  2. Leviticus 24:19 tn Or “neighbor” (so NAB, NASB, NIV); TEV, NLT “another person.”
  3. Leviticus 24:20 tn Heb “in the man [אָדָם, ʾadam].”
  4. Leviticus 24:20 tn Heb “just as he inflicts an injury…it must be inflicted on him.” The referent (“that same injury”) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

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