Parallel Bible results for Leviticus 25:44-46

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Leviticus 25:44-46

NRS 44 As for the male and female slaves whom you may have, it is from the nations around you that you may acquire male and female slaves. NIV 44 " 'Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. NRS 45 You may also acquire them from among the aliens residing with you, and from their families that are with you, who have been born in your land; and they may be your property. NIV 45 You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. NRS 46 You may keep them as a possession for your children after you, for them to inherit as property. These you may treat as slaves, but as for your fellow Israelites, no one shall rule over the other with harshness. NIV 46 You can will them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.