But the pastureland belonging to their towns must not be sold; it is their permanent possession.1
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" 'If one of your countrymen becomes poor2 and is unable to support himself among you, help him3 as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you.
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Do not take interest4 of any kind from him, but fear your God,5 so that your countryman may continue to live among you.
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You must not lend him money at interest6 or sell him food at a profit.
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I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan7 and to be your God.8
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" 'If one of your countrymen becomes poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him work as a slave.9
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He is to be treated as a hired worker10 or a temporary resident among you; he is to work for you until the Year of Jubilee.
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Then he and his children are to be released, and he will go back to his own clan and to the property11 of his forefathers.12
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Because the Israelites are my servants, whom I brought out of Egypt,13 they must not be sold as slaves.
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Do not rule over them ruthlessly,14 but fear your God.15
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" 'Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves.