Leviticus 25:44

“Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Leviticus 25:44

Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt haue, shall be of the Heathen, that are round about you: of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'As for your male and female slaves whom you may have--you may acquire male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as for thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, whom thou shalt have; of the nations that are round about you, of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you may get servants as property from among the nations round about; from them you may take men-servants and women-servants.
- Basic English Bible

And as for thy bondman and thy handmaid whom thou shalt have -- of the nations that are round about you, of them shall ye buy bondmen and handmaids.
- Darby Bible

Both thy bond-men, and thy bond-maids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are around you; of them shall ye buy bond-men and bond-maids.
- Webster's Bible

'As for your male and your female slaves, whom you may have; of the nations that are around you, from them you may buy male and female slaves.
- World English Bible

`And thy man-servant and thy handmaid whom thou hast [are] of the nations who [are] round about you; of them ye buy man-servant and handmaid,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And as for thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, whom thou mayest have: of the nations that are round about you, of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Leviticus 25:44

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 25:44


25:42 They are my servants - They, no less than you, are members of my church and people; such as I have chosen out of all the world to serve me here, and to enjoy me hereafter, and therefore are not to be oppressed, neither are you absolute lords over them to deal with them as you please.

25:43 Fear thy God - Though thou dost not fear them who are in thy power, and unable to right themselves, yet fear that God who hath commanded thee to use them kindly, and who can and will avenge their cause, if thou oppress them.


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