Introduction to Exodus Chapter 22

This chapter contains various laws concerning theft, Exodus 22:1, concerning damage done to fields and vineyards by beasts, and to corn in stacks or standing, by fire, Exodus 22:5, concerning anything or creature deposited in the hands of a neighbour, and they be stolen or lost by one means or another, Exodus 22:7, concerning anything borrowed, and it comes to any damage, Exodus 22:14, concerning fornication,

Exodus 22:16 concerning witchcraft, bestiality, and idolatry,

Exodus 22:18 concerning oppression, and affliction of the stranger, fatherless, and widow, Exodus 22:21 concerning taking usury and pledges, Exodus 22:25, concerning irreverence to magistrates,

Exodus 22:28, concerning the offering of firstfruits to God,

Exodus 22:29 and the chapter is concluded with a prohibition of eating anything torn by beasts, Exodus 22:31.