“If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as male servants do.

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Freedom for Slaves

The word came to Jeremiah from the Lord after King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people(A) in Jerusalem to proclaim freedom(B) for the slaves.

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14 ‘Every seventh year each of you must free any fellow Hebrews who have sold themselves to you. After they have served you six years, you must let them go free.’[a](A) Your ancestors, however, did not listen to me or pay attention(B) to me.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 34:14 Deut. 15:12