Exodus 21:2
If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free without paying anything.
Cross References
Matthew 18:25
Since the man was unable to pay, the master ordered that he be sold to pay his debt, along with his wife and children and everything he owned.

Exodus 21:3
If he arrived alone, he is to leave alone; if he arrived with a wife, she is to leave with him.

Exodus 21:7
And if a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as the menservants do.

Leviticus 25:39
If a countryman among you becomes destitute and sells himself to you, then you must not force him into slave labor.

Leviticus 25:40
Let him stay with you as a hired worker or temporary resident; he is to work for you until the Year of Jubilee.

Deuteronomy 15:12
If a fellow Hebrew, a man or a woman, is sold to you and serves you six years, then in the seventh year you must set him free.

Jeremiah 34:8
After King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem to proclaim liberty, the word came to Jeremiah from the LORD

Jeremiah 34:14
Every seventh year, each of you must free his Hebrew brother who has sold himself to you. He may serve you six years, but then you must let him go free. But your fathers did not listen or incline their ear.

Treasury of Scripture
If you buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

an Hebrew

Exodus 12:44
But every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.

Exodus 22:3
If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

Genesis 27:28,36
Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: …

and in the

Leviticus 25:40-43,45
But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of jubile: …

Deuteronomy 15:1,12-15,18
At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release…

Deuteronomy 31:10
And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,


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