(A)If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years; and in the seventh he shall go out free and pay nothing.

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The Law Concerning Slavery

39 ‘And if one of your brethren who dwells by you becomes poor, and sells himself to you, you shall not compel him to serve as a slave.

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Elisha and the Widow’s Oil(A)

A certain woman of the wives of (B)the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming (C)to take my two sons to be his slaves.”

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Yet now (A)our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children; and indeed we (B)are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters have been brought into slavery. It is not in our power to redeem them, for other men have our lands and vineyards.”

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And I said to them, “According to our ability we have (A)redeemed our Jewish brethren who were sold to the nations. Now indeed, will you even sell your brethren? Or should they be sold to us?”

Then they were silenced and found nothing to say.

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