Leviticus 25:39

“And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poore, and be sold vnto thee, thou shalt not compell him to serue as a bond seruant.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'If a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave's service.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if thy brother be waxed poor with thee, and sell himself unto thee; thou shalt not make him to serve as a bond-servant.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if your brother becomes poor and gives himself to you for money, do not make use of him like a servant who is your property;
- Basic English Bible

And if thy brother grow poor beside thee, and be sold unto thee, thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:
- Darby Bible

And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee shall have become poor, and be sold to thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bond servant:
- Webster's Bible

'If your brother has grown poor among you, and sells himself to you; you shall not make him to serve as a slave.
- World English Bible

`And when thy brother becometh poor with thee, and he hath been sold to thee, thou dost not lay on him servile service;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And if thy brother be waxen poor with thee, and sell himself unto thee, thou shalt not make him to serve as a bondservant.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 25:39


25:39 As a bond - man - Neither for the time, for ever, nor for the manner, with the hardest and vilest kinds of service, rigorously and severely exacted.


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