Parallel Bible results for Exodus 21:1-6

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Exodus 21:1-6

NLT 1 “These are the regulations you must present to Israel. NIV 1 "These are the laws you are to set before them: NLT 2 “If you buy a Hebrew slave, he may serve for no more than six years. Set him free in the seventh year, and he will owe you nothing for his freedom. NIV 2 "If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything. NLT 3 If he was single when he became your slave, he shall leave single. But if he was married before he became a slave, then his wife must be freed with him. NIV 3 If he comes alone, he is to go free alone; but if he has a wife when he comes, she is to go with him. NLT 4 “If his master gave him a wife while he was a slave and they had sons or daughters, then only the man will be free in the seventh year, but his wife and children will still belong to his master. NIV 4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free. NLT 5 But the slave may declare, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children. I don’t want to go free.’ NIV 5 "But if the servant declares, 'I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,' NLT 6 If he does this, his master must present him before God. Then his master must take him to the door or doorpost and publicly pierce his ear with an awl. After that, the slave will serve his master for life. NIV 6 then his master must take him before the judges. He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life.