Exodus 22 Commentary

Please choose a passage:

Exodus 22:1-4

These are the judgements for theft.

Exodus 22:5-6

These are judgements for damage done to someone’s grazing fields and vineyards. Such damage could adversely affect or ruin the livelihood of the owner.

Exodus 22:7-15

These statutes concern property that is damaged in the care of someone entrusted with safekeeping it by the owner, or someone borrowing it from the owner.

Exodus 22:16-24

This passage deals with the consequences for someone living a life disloyal to the covenant. The LORD prohibits the abuse of society’s vulnerable—strangers, widows, and orphans.

Exodus 22:25-31

Here are rules concerning lending money to the poor and statutes relating to a person’s relationship to the LORD.