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2 "If you buy 1a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without payment.
3 "If he comes alone, he shall go out alone; if he is the husband of a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.

References for Exodus 21:3

    • a 21:3 - Lit "by himself"
    • b 21:3 - Lit "by himself"
      4 "If his master gives him a wife, and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall belong to her master, and he shall go out alone.

      References for Exodus 21:4

        • c 21:4 - Lit "by himself"
          5 "But 2if the slave plainly says, 'I love my master, my wife and my children; I will not go out as a free man,'

          References for Exodus 21:5

          6 then his master shall bring him to God, then he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him permanently.

          References for Exodus 21:6

            • d 21:6 - Or "the judges who acted in God's name"