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Leviticus 25:37-39 New English Translation (NET Bible)

37 You must not lend him your money at interest and you must not sell him food for profit.[a] 38 I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan—to be your God.[b]

39 “‘If your brother becomes impoverished with regard to you so that he sells himself to you, you must not subject him to slave service.[c]


  1. Leviticus 25:37 tn Heb “your money” and “your food.” With regard to “interest” and “profit” see the note on v. 36 above.
  2. Leviticus 25:38 tn Heb “to be to you for a God.”
  3. Leviticus 25:39 tn Heb “you shall not serve against him service of a slave.” A distinction is being made here between the status of slave and indentured servant.
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