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Exodus 21:6

Overview - Exodus 21
Laws for men servants.
For the servant whose ear is bored.
For women servants.
12 For manslaughter.
16 For stealers of men.
17 For cursers of parents.
18 For smiters.
22 For a hurt by chance.
28 For an ox that gores.
33 For him that is an occasion of harm.
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Exodus 21:6  (King James Version)
Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.
 


the judges
22 ; 12:12 18:21-26 Exodus 22:8 Exodus 22:9 Exodus 22:28 Numbers 25:5-8 ; Deuteronomy 1:16 ; 16:18
Deuteronomy 19:17 Deuteronomy 19:18 ; 1 Samuel 8:1 1 Samuel 8:2 ; Isaiah 1:26 ; Zephaniah 3:3

bore his ear
This significant ceremony was intended as a mark of permanent servitude, and was calculated to impress the servant with the duty of hearing all his master's orders, and obeying them punctually.
Psalms 40:6-8

for ever
Leviticus 25:23 Leviticus 25:40 ; Deuteronomy 15:17 ; 1 Samuel 1:22 ; 27:12 28:2 1 Kings 12:7