Leviticus 25:39-43New 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.42 For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold in a slave sale.43 You shall not rule over him with severity, but are to revere your God.
Deuteronomy 15:12-18New American Standard Bible (NASB)
12 “If your [a]kinsman, a Hebrew man or woman, is sold to you, then he shall serve you six years, but in the seventh year you shall set him [b]free.13 When you set him [c]free, you shall not send him away empty-handed.14 You shall furnish him liberally from your flock and from your threshing floor and from your wine vat; you shall give to him as the Lord your God has blessed you.15 You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you; therefore I command you [d]this today.16 It shall come about if he says to you, ‘I will not go out from you,’ because he loves you and your household, since he fares well with you;17 then you shall take an awl and pierce it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also you shall do likewise to your maidservant.
18 “It shall not seem hard to you when you set him [e]free, for he has given you six years with[f]double the service of a hired man; so the Lord your God will bless you in whatever you do.
14 “At the end of seven years each of you shall set free his Hebrew brother who [a]has been sold to you and has served you six years, you shall send him out free from you; but your forefathers did not obey Me or incline their ear to Me.
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