New International Version
If a slave has taken refuge with you, do not hand them over to their master.
King James Bible
Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee:
Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not hand over to his master a bondman that hath escaped from his master unto thee:
World English Bible
You shall not deliver to his master a servant who is escaped from his master to you:
Young's Literal Translation
'Thou dost not shut up a servant unto his lord, who is delivered unto thee from his lord;
Deuteronomy 23:15 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt not deliver - the servant which is escaped - unto thee - That is, a servant who left an idolatrous master that he might join himself to God and to his people. In any other case, it would have been injustice to have harboured the runaway.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
We cannot suppose that this law required the Israelites to entertain slaves who had robbed their masters, or left their service without cause; but such only as were cruelly treated, and fled to them for protection, especially from the neighbouring nations. To such they were commanded to afford shelter, and shew great kindness.
LibraryAppendix v. Rabbinic Theology and Literature
1. The Traditional Law. - The brief account given in vol. i. p. 100, of the character and authority claimed for the traditional law may here be supplemented by a chronological arrangement of the Halakhoth in the order of their supposed introduction or promulgation. In the first class, or Halakhoth of Moses from Sinai,' tradition enumerates fifty-five,  which may be thus designated: religio-agrarian, four;  ritual, including questions about clean and unclean,' twenty-three;  concerning …
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1 Samuel 30:15
David asked him, "Can you lead me down to this raiding party?" He answered, "Swear to me before God that you will not kill me or hand me over to my master, and I will take you down to them."
Let them live among you wherever they like and in whatever town they choose. Do not oppress them.
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