Exodus 21:3

“If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 21:3

If he came in by himselfe, he shal goe out by himselfe: if he were married, then his wife shall goe out with him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If he come in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he be married, then his wife shall go out with him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If he comes to you by himself, let him go away by himself: if he is married, let his wife go away with him.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

If he come in by himself, he shall go out by himself; if he be married, then his wife shall go out with him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 21:3

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 21:3


21:1 The first verse is the general title of the laws contained in this and the two following chapters. Their government being purely a theocracy; that which in other states is to be settled by human prudence, was directed among them by a divine appointment. These laws are called judgments; because their magistrates were to give judgment according to them. In the doubtful cases that had hitherto occurred, Moses had particularly enquired of God, but now God gave him statutes in general, by which to determine particular cases. He begins with the laws concerning servants, commanding mercy and moderation towards them. The Israelites had lately been servants themselves, and now they were become not only their own matters, but masters of servants too; lest they should abuse their servants as they themselves had been abused, provision was made for the mild and gentle usage of servants.

21:2 If thou buy an Hebrew servant - Either sold by him or his parents through poverty, or by the judges for his crimes, yet even such a one was to continue in slavery but seven years at the most.


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