"Eye For Eye"

Download PDF Print Page Citation Share Link

Last Updated on May 24, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 156

Context: Dramatically saved from Egyptian persecution by Moses, the Israelites wander through the Wilderness of Shur, alternately praising God for their salvation and berating Him for their sufferings in the wilderness. God promises Moses that if the Israelites will keep His covenant He will make them His chosen people. After two days of sanctification the Hebrews approach Mt. Sinai, where in the midst of thunder and lightning Moses receives the Ten Commandments and other specific laws governing worship and society:

Illustration of PDF document

Download The Bible Study Guide

Subscribe Now

If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

Unlock This Study Guide Now

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-hour free trial

"Except The Lord Build The House"


"Fair Weather Cometh Out Of The North"