For husked grain, vegetables, roots, and fruit the fine (shall be) one hundred
(panas) if there is no connexion (between the owner and the thief), fifty (panas) if such a connexion exists.
An offence (of this description), which is committed in the presence (of the owner) and with violence, will be robbery; if (it is committed) in his absence, it will be theft; likewise if (the possession of) anything is denied after it has been taken.
On that man who may steal (any of) the above-mentioned articles, when they are prepared for (use), let the king
inflict the first (or lowest) amercement; likewise on him who may steal (a
sacred) fire out of the room (in which it is kept).
With whatever limb a thief in any way commits (an offence) against men, even of that (the king) shall deprive him in order to prevent (a repetition of the crime).
Neither a father, nor a teacher, nor a friend, nor a mother, nor a wife, nor a son, nor a domestic priest must be left
unpunished by a king, if they do not keep within their duty.
Where another common man would be fined one karshapana, the king shall be fined one thousand; that is the settled rule.
In (a case of) theft the guilt of a Sudra shall be eightfold, that of a Vaisya sixteen-fold, that of a Kshatriya two-and-thirty fold.
That of a Brahmana sixty-fourfold, or quite a hundredfold, or (even) twice
four-and-sixty fold; (each of them) knowing the nature of the offence.
(The taking of) roots and of fruit from trees, of wood for a (sacrificial) fire, and of grass for feeding cows, Manu has declared (to be) no theft.
A Brahmana, seeking to obtain property from a man who took what was not given to him, either by sacrificing for him or by teaching him, is even like a thief.