Now these are the judgments which thou shalt setbefore them.
If thou buy an Hebrewservant,sixyears he shall serve : and in the seventh he shall go outfree for nothing.3
If he came in by himself,a he shall go out by himself: if he were married , then his wife shall go out with him.
If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.5
And if the servant shall plainlysay , I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go outfree:6
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.