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.
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CommentaryBarnes' 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.
LibraryThe 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
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.
Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.
Now Joseph said to them on the third day, "Do this and live, for I fear God:
The Egyptians compelled the sons of Israel to labor rigorously;
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.
For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold in a slave sale.
'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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