Leviticus 25:42
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English Standard Version
For they are my servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves.

King James Bible
For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.

American Standard Version
For they are my servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they are my servants, and I brought them out of the land of Egypt: let them not be sold as bondmen:

English Revised Version
For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they are my servants, which I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as bond-men.

Leviticus 25:42 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

If he borrowed money, they were not to demand interest; or if food, they were not to demand any addition, any larger quantity, when it was returned (cf. Exodus 22:24; Deuteronomy 23:20-21), from fear of God, who had redeemed Israel out of bondage, to give them the land of Canaan. In Leviticus 25:37 וחי is an abbreviation of וחי, which only occurs here. - From Leviticus 25:39 onwards there follow the laws relating to the bondage of the Israelite, who had been obliged to sell himself from poverty. Leviticus 25:36-46 relate to his service in bondage to an (other) Israelite. The man to whom he had sold himself as servant was not to have slave-labour performed by him (Exodus 1:14), but to keep him as a day-labourer and sojourner, and let him serve with him till the year of jubilee. He was then to go out free with his children, and return to his family and the possession of his fathers (his patrimony). This regulation is a supplement to the laws relating to the rights of Israel (Exodus 21:2-6), though without a contradiction arising, as Knobel maintains, between the different rules laid down. In Exodus 21 nothing at all is determined respecting the treatment of an Israelitish servant; it is simply stated that in the seventh year of his service he was to recover his liberty. This limit is not mentioned here, because the chapter before us simply treats of the influence of the year of jubilee upon the bondage of the Israelites. On this point it is decided, that the year of jubilee was to bring freedom even to the Israelite who had been brought into slavery by his poverty, - of course only to the man who was still in slavery when it commenced and had not served seven full years, provided, that is to say, that he had not renounced his claim to be set free at the end of his seven years' service, according to Exodus 21:5-6. We have no right to expect this exception to be expressly mentioned here, because it did not interfere with the idea of the year of jubilee. For whoever voluntarily renounced the claim to be set free, whether because the year of jubilee was still so far off that he did not expect to live to see it, or because he had found a better lot with his master than he could secure for himself in a state of freedom, had thereby made a voluntary renunciation of the liberty which the year of jubilee might have brought to him (see Oehler's art. in Herzog's Cycl., where the different views on this subject are given).

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my servants

Leviticus 25:55 For to me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt...

Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life.

1 Corinthians 7:21-23 Are you called being a servant? care not for it: but if you may be made free, use it rather...

as bondsmen [heb] with the sale of a bondman

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Leviticus 25:41
Then he shall go out from you, he and his children with him, and go back to his own clan and return to the possession of his fathers.

Leviticus 25:43
You shall not rule over him ruthlessly but shall fear your God.

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