Exodus 21:1-6 ESV

Laws About Slaves

1 "Now these are the 1rules that you shall set before them.

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2 2When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing.

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3 If he comes in single, he shall go out single; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him.
4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out alone.
5 But 3if the slave plainly says, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,'

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6 then his master shall bring him to 4God, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall be his slave forever.

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