13 The Egyptians compelled the sons of Israel (A)to labor rigorously; 14 and they made (B)their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they rigorously [a]imposed on them.

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  1. Exodus 1:14 Lit worked through them

46 You may even bequeath them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. (A)But in respect to your [a]countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule with severity over one another.

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  1. Leviticus 25:46 Lit brothers

53 Like a man hired year by year he shall be with him; (A)he shall not rule over him with severity in your sight.

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Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the [a]diseased you have not healed, (A)the broken you have not bound up, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you (B)sought for the lost; but with force and with severity you have dominated them.

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  1. Ezekiel 34:4 Lit sick

Fellow Workers

Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, (A)knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.

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