22 “And when men strive and they shall smite a pregnant woman and her children come out, yet there is no injury, he shall certainly be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband lays upon him. And he shall give through the judges. 23 “But if there is injury, then you shall give life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, lash for lash. – Exodus 21:22 – 25
If striking a pregnant woman causes a premature birth, and the child is healthy with all his toes, eyes, hands, etc. then the husband can deal the punishment through the judges upon the attacker. However, if the child is born early and is not fully formed or dies due to the premature birth then the attacker is given the punishment based upon the affliction of the child.
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