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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Exodus 21:1 - 11
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Exodus
   Chapter 21
21:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"These are the laws you are to set before them:
 
21:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything.
 
21:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If he comes alone, he is to go free alone; but if he has a wife when he comes, she is to go with him.
 
21:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free.
 
21:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"But if the servant declares, 'I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,'
 
21:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
then his master must take him before the judges. F46 He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life.
 
21:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as menservants do.
 
21:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, F47 he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her.
 
21:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter.
 
21:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights.
 
21:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If he does not provide her with these three things, she is to go free, without any payment of money.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F46 Or before God
F47 Or master so that he does not choose her

 
 

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