Exodus 21:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]Exodus 21:16, NIV: "Anyone who kidnaps someone is to be put to death, whether the victim has been sold or is still in the kidnapper's possession."
Exodus 21:16, ESV: "“Whoever steals a man and sells him, and anyone found in possession of him, shall be put to death."
Exodus 21:16, KJV: "And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death."
Exodus 21:16, NASB: "'Now one who kidnaps someone, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall certainly be put to death."
Exodus 21:16, NLT: "'Kidnappers must be put to death, whether they are caught in possession of their victims or have already sold them as slaves."
Exodus 21:16, CSB: ""Whoever kidnaps a person must be put to death, whether he sells him or the person is found in his possession."