Deuteronomy 22:1

You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and withhold your help from them: you shall certainly bring them again unto your brother.
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Caesarius of Arles

AD 542
You are commanded to pull out the ass or the ox which is lying in the mud. Do you then see a Christian like yourself, who was redeemed by the blood of Christ, lying in the sewer of drunkenness and wallowing in the mud of dissipation, and remain silent? Do you pass by and not stretch forth the hand of mercy? Do you merely shout at him or rebuke him or instill fright in him? Sermon

Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
Scripture teaches us by means of natural fellowship to treat the object found as a trust and not to hold hatred of an enemy.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Pass by. Hebrew, "hide thyself "pretending not to see it. Brother. Any fellow creature, Exodus xxiii. 4., and Luke x. 30. (Calmet) "We are very inhuman, not to show as much concern for a man, as the Jews do for a beast of burden. "(St. Chrysostom, ser. 13.) (Du Hamel)

Gregory the Wonderworker

AD 270
So says Deuteronomy. But in Exodus, even if someone finds what belongs to his enemy, not just his brother, it says, “Turn and take them back to their owner’s house.”

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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