Exodus 21:6
Text Analysis
5066 [e]וְהִגִּישׁ֤וֹ
then shall bring himConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-3ms | 3ms
113 [e]אֲדֹנָיו֙
his masterN-mpc | 3ms
413 [e]אֶל־
430 [e]הָ֣אֱלֹהִ֔ים
the judgesArt | N-mp
5066 [e]וְהִגִּישׁוֹ֙
and He shall bring himConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-3ms | 3ms
413 [e]אֶל־
1817 [e]הַדֶּ֔לֶת
the doorArt | N-fs
176 [e]א֖וֹ
413 [e]אֶל־
4201 [e]הַמְּזוּזָ֑ה
the doorpostArt | N-fs
7527 [e]וְרָצַ֨ע
and shall pierceConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3ms
113 [e]אֲדֹנָ֤יו
his masterN-mpc | 3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
241 [e]אָזְנוֹ֙
his earN-fsc | 3ms
4836 [e]בַּמַּרְצֵ֔עַ
with an awlPrep-b, Art | N-ms
5647 [e]וַעֲבָד֖וֹ
and he shall serve himConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3ms | 3ms
5769 [e]לְעֹלָֽם׃
foreverPrep-l | N-ms

Hebrew Texts
שמות 21:6 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְהִגִּישֹׁ֤ו אֲדֹנָיו֙ אֶל־הָ֣אֱלֹהִ֔ים וְהִגִּישֹׁו֙ אֶל־הַדֶּ֔לֶת אֹ֖ו אֶל־הַמְּזוּזָ֑ה וְרָצַ֨ע אֲדֹנָ֤יו אֶת־אָזְנֹו֙ בַּמַּרְצֵ֔עַ וַעֲבָדֹ֖ו לְעֹלָֽם׃ ס

שמות 21:6 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
והגישו אדניו אל־האלהים והגישו אל־הדלת או אל־המזוזה ורצע אדניו את־אזנו במרצע ועבדו לעלם׃ ס

שמות 21:6 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
והגישו אדניו אל־האלהים והגישו אל־הדלת או אל־המזוזה ורצע אדניו את־אזנו במרצע ועבדו לעלם׃ ס

שמות 21:6 Hebrew Bible
והגישו אדניו אל האלהים והגישו אל הדלת או אל המזוזה ורצע אדניו את אזנו במרצע ועבדו לעלם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
then his master shall bring him to God, then he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him permanently.

King James Bible
Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
his master is to bring him to the judges and then bring him to the door or doorpost. His master must pierce his ear with an awl, and he will serve his master for life."
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