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Leviticus 25:44-46 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

44 “‘As for[a] your[b] slave and your[c] slave woman who are[d] yours,[e] from the nations that are all around you,[f] from them you[g] may buy a slave or[h] a slave woman. 45 And you[i] may buy also from the children[j] of the temporary residents who are dwelling with you as aliens and from their clan who are with you, who have children in your land; indeed,[k] they may be as property for you. 46 And you[l] may pass them on as an inheritance to your[m] sons[n] after you[o] to take possession of as property for all time[p]—you[q] may let them work. But[r] as for your[s] countrymen,[t] the Israelites,[u] you[v] shall not rule with ruthlessness over one another.[w]


  1. Leviticus 25:44 Or “And”
  2. Leviticus 25:44 Singular
  3. Leviticus 25:44 Singular
  4. Leviticus 25:44 Or “may be” (permission; cf. NASU, ESV, NRSV) or “can be” (ability)
  5. Leviticus 25:44 Singular
  6. Leviticus 25:44 Plural
  7. Leviticus 25:44 Plural
  8. Leviticus 25:44 Or “and”
  9. Leviticus 25:45 Plural throughout this verse
  10. Leviticus 25:45 Or “sons”
  11. Leviticus 25:45 Or “and”
  12. Leviticus 25:46 Plural
  13. Leviticus 25:46 Plural
  14. Leviticus 25:46 Or “children”
  15. Leviticus 25:46 Plural
  16. Leviticus 25:46 Literally “to eternity” or “forever” or “for a long duration”
  17. Leviticus 25:46 Plural
  18. Leviticus 25:46 Or “And”
  19. Leviticus 25:46 Plural
  20. Leviticus 25:46 Or “brothers”
  21. Leviticus 25:46 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  22. Leviticus 25:46 Singular
  23. Leviticus 25:46 Literally “a man over his brother”
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