Leviticus 25:43
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New American Standard Bible
'You shall not rule over him with severity, but are to revere your God.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; and thou shalt fear thy God.

World English Bible
You shall not rule over him with harshness, but shall fear your God.

Young's Literal Translation
thou rulest not over him with rigour, and thou hast been afraid of thy God.

Leviticus 25:43 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Fear thy God - Yahweh was the Lord and Master of His people. To treat a Hebrew as a slave was therefore to interfere with the rights of Yahweh. Compare Romans 14:4.

Leviticus 25:43 Parallel Commentaries

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The Kinsman Redeemer
'After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him.'--LEV. xxv. 48. There are several of the institutions and precepts of the Mosaic legislation which, though not prophetic, nor typical, have yet remarkable correspondences with lofty Christian truth. They may be used as symbols, if only we remember that we are diverting them from their original purpose. How singularly these words lend themselves to the statement of the very central truths of Christianity--a slavery
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Day of Atonement
Now, I shall invite your attention to the ceremonies of this solemn day, taking the different parts in detail. First, we shall consider the person who made the atonement; secondly, the sacrifice whereby the atonement was typically made; thirdly, the effects of the atonement; and fourthly, our behaviour on the recollection of the atonement, as well set forth by the conduct prescribed to the Israelites on that day. I. First, THE PERSON WHO WAS TO MAKE THE ATONEMENT. And at the outset, we remark that
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

Cross References
Ephesians 6:9
And masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.

Colossians 4:1
Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.

Genesis 42:18
Now Joseph said to them on the third day, "Do this and live, for I fear God:

Exodus 1:13
The Egyptians compelled the sons of Israel to labor rigorously;

Exodus 1:14
and they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they rigorously imposed on them.

Leviticus 25:42
For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold in a slave sale.

Leviticus 25:44
'As for your male and female slaves whom you may have-- you may acquire male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you.

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