Leviticus 25:39-41New American Standard Bible (NASB)
39 ‘If a [a]countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave’s service.40 He shall be with you as a hired man, as if he were a sojourner; he shall serve with you until the year of jubilee.41 He shall then go out from you, he and his sons with him, and shall go back to his family, that he may return to the property of his forefathers.
2 For there were those who said, “We, our sons and our daughters are many; therefore let us get grain that we may eat and live.”3 There were others who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our houses that we might get grain because of the famine.”4 Also there were those who said, “We have borrowed money for the king’s tax on our fields and our vineyards.5 Now our flesh is like the flesh of our brothers, our children like their children. Yet behold, we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters are forced into bondage already, and [a]we are helpless because our fields and vineyards belong to others.”
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