New American Standard Bible
"But if the slave plainly says, 'I love my master, my wife and my children; I will not go out as a free man,'
King James Bible
And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free:
Darby Bible Translation
But if the bondman shall say distinctly, I love my master, my wife, and my children, I will not go free;
World English Bible
But if the servant shall plainly say, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children. I will not go out free;'
Young's Literal Translation
'And if the servant really say: I have loved my lord, my wife, and my sons -- I do not go out free;
Exodus 21:5 Parallel
'Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39. But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 41. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.'--MATT. v. 38-42. The old law …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Doctrine of Non-Resistance to Evil by Force Has Been Professed by a Minority of Men from the Very Foundation of Christianity. Of the Book "What
"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.
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.
"It shall come about if he says to you, 'I will not go out from you,' because he loves you and your household, since he fares well with you;
then you shall take an awl and pierce it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also you shall do likewise to your maidservant.
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