Exodus 21:3
Modern Translations
New International Version
If he comes alone, he is to go free alone; but if he has a wife when he comes, she is to go with him.

New Living Translation
If he was single when he became your slave, he shall leave single. But if he was married before he became a slave, then his wife must be freed with him.

English Standard Version
If he comes in single, he shall go out single; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him.

Berean Study Bible
If he arrived alone, he is to leave alone; if he arrived with a wife, she is to leave with him.

New American Standard Bible
If he comes alone, he shall leave alone; if he is the husband of a wife, then his wife shall leave with him.

NASB 1995
"If he comes alone, he shall go out alone; if he is the husband of a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.

NASB 1977
“If he comes alone, he shall go out alone; if he is the husband of a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.

Amplified Bible
If he came [to you] alone, he shall leave alone; if he came married, then his wife shall leave with him.

Christian Standard Bible
If he arrives alone, he is to leave alone; if he arrives with a wife, his wife is to leave with him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If he arrives alone, he is to leave alone; if he arrives with a wife, his wife is to leave with him.

Contemporary English Version
If he was single at the time you bought him, he alone must be set free. But if he was married at the time, both he and his wife must be given their freedom.

Good News Translation
If he was unmarried when he became your slave, he is not to take a wife with him when he leaves; but if he was married when he became your slave, he may take his wife with him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If he comes to you by himself, he must leave by himself. If he comes as a married man, his wife may leave with him.

International Standard Version
If he came in by himself, he is to go out by himself. If he was married, his wife is to go out with him.

NET Bible
If he came in by himself he will go out by himself; if he had a wife when he came in, then his wife will go out with him.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.

New King James Version
If he comes in by himself, he shall go out by himself; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him.

King James 2000 Bible
If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he was married, then his wife shall go out with him.

New Heart English Bible
If he comes in by himself, he shall go out by himself. If he is married, then his wife shall go out with him.

World English Bible
If he comes in by himself, he shall go out by himself. If he is married, then his wife shall go out with him.

American King James Version
If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.

American Standard Version
If he come in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he be married, then his wife shall go out with him.

A Faithful Version
If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself. If he was married, then his wife shall go out with him.

Darby Bible Translation
If he came in alone, he shall go out alone: if he had a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.

English Revised Version
If he come in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he be married, then his wife shall go out with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
If he came in by himself, he shall depart by himself: if he was married, then his wife shall depart with him.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
If he came himselfe alone, he shall goe out himselfe alone: if hee were married, then his wife shall go out with him.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
If he came alone, he shall go out alone: and yf he came maryed, his wyfe shall go out with hym.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Yf he came alone, then shal he go out alone also: but yf he came maried, then shall his wife go out with him.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
Yf he came alone, he shall goo out alone: Yf he came maried, his wife shall go out with hi.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
if he comes in by himself, he goes out by himself; if he [is] owner of a wife, then his wife has gone out with him;

Young's Literal Translation
if by himself he cometh in, by himself he goeth out; if he is owner of a wife, then his wife hath gone out with him;

Smith's Literal Translation
If he shall come in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he possessed a wife, and his wife shall go forth with him.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
With what raiment he came in, with the like let him go out: if having a wife, his wife also shall go out with him.

Catholic Public Domain Version
With whatever clothing he arrived, with the like let him depart. If he has a wife, his wife also shall depart, at the same time.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And if he alone will come in, he alone will go forth, and if he is a husband of a wife, his wife will go out with him.

Lamsa Bible
If he came in single, he shall go out single; if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
If he come in by himself, he shall go out by himself; if he be married, then his wife shall go out with him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If he should have come in alone, he shall also go forth alone; and if his wife should have gone in together with him, his wife also shall go out.








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