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        Exodus 21:22
are we to get the impression that God held unborn babies in very low esteem? This looks like He thought very little of them. 
Wednesday, July 11, 2001 5:56:37 PM   saltnlight4
      re:Exodus 21:22   
God does not hold babies in low esteem and does not think little of them otherwise Jesus would not have called the children to Him when his disciples told them to go away. Matt.19:13-15. That verse you are talking about is when Moses was giving the people the laws and consequences of how God wanted them to live. (I'm not talking about the 10 comm.) 
Monday, October 08, 2001 3:35:58 PM llovlygirl
      re:Exodus 21:22   
Well mummau55,

You are so very right. I've checked the NIV translation as well. It says the same thing that the woman gave birth prematurely. Guess, we always need to check with other versions because the Old English is sometimes just too difficult to understand. 
Thursday, August 09, 2001 8:15:25 AM waihun

changed on Friday, August 17, 2001 8:50:04 PM

      re:Exodus 21:22   
God puts extreme value on human life. This verse is saying that if men are fighting and hurt a woman so that she gives birth to the baby prematurely and the baby is NOT hurt, the men should still be punished as the husband determines and the courts allow. This is an incident where the baby is not harmed in any way ("no mischief follow"). NKJV has a good translation of this. 
Thursday, August 09, 2001 8:12:56 AM mummau55

changed on Friday, August 17, 2001 1:05:22 PM

      re:Exodus 21:22   
If we read this in the context we find that if any harm comes to the child then the man will pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, etc. This is the protection that the Old Testament law gave human life. 
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 4:48:04 AM guest
      re:Exodus 21:22   
I've thought about this question. This is not a revelation but just a thought:

I've known women who have miscarriages easily. It is like having a baby is a very fragile thing. So, if a woman is hurt while men are fighting and she has a miscarriage but she herself is not hurt, perhaps, they did not do it intentionally. But if she is seriously hurt, then they might have done a more serious injury and therefore are required to pay life for life.

Those are my thoughts. 
Saturday, July 14, 2001 11:03:56 AM waihun
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