-Chapter 21 begins a long portion of ordinances that are set before the children of Israel. These are the statutes that the LORD has given for success in the land that they will inhabit for the purpose of perpetuity and welfare. These laws are fair and binding and will point the way toward helping people see the need for a gracious Savior because failure in these practices is inevitable. Those who live by the law will die by the law (Leviticus 18:5, Deuteronomy 27:26, Galatians 3:12). The basic premise is an “eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise (Exodus 21:24-25).” *Application* The primary point to consider is this, “the law can restrain evil, but can never impute righteousness.” These laws will perpetuate a cordial society where people consider others in their actions. The issue of slavery is addressed but not condoned.