"Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them:
If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve; and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself; if he was married, then his wife shall go out with him.
If his master has given him a wife, and she has borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.
And if the servant shall plainly say, `I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,'
then his master shall bring him unto the judges. He shall also bring him to the door or unto the doorpost, and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him for ever.