And if your brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold to you, and serve you six years…
In this ordinance we may see —
I. AN ENCOURAGING EMBLEM. It represents —
1. The redemption which God vouchsafes to His people.
2. The mercy which He exercises towards His redeemed.
II. AN INSTRUCTIVE LESSON. We are to regard God's mercies as —
1. A pattern for our imitation.
2. A notice for our exertion.
(C. Simeon, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.