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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Leviticus 25:39 - 55
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   Book of Leviticus
   Chapter 25
25:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'If one of your countrymen becomes poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him work as a slave.
 
25:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He is to be treated as a hired worker or a temporary resident among you; he is to work for you until the Year of Jubilee.
 
25:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then he and his children are to be released, and he will go back to his own clan and to the property of his forefathers.
 
25:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Because the Israelites are my servants, whom I brought out of Egypt, they must not be sold as slaves.
 
25:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not rule over them ruthlessly, but fear your God.
 
25:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves.
 
25:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property.
 
25:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You can will them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.
 
25:47 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'If an alien or a temporary resident among you becomes rich and one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells himself to the alien living among you or to a member of the alien's clan,
 
25:48 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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he retains the right of redemption after he has sold himself. One of his relatives may redeem him:
 
25:49 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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An uncle or a cousin or any blood relative in his clan may redeem him. Or if he prospers, he may redeem himself.
 
25:50 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He and his buyer are to count the time from the year he sold himself up to the Year of Jubilee. The price for his release is to be based on the rate paid to a hired man for that number of years.
 
25:51 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If many years remain, he must pay for his redemption a larger share of the price paid for him.
 
25:52 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If only a few years remain until the Year of Jubilee, he is to compute that and pay for his redemption accordingly.
 
25:53 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He is to be treated as a man hired from year to year; you must see to it that his owner does not rule over him ruthlessly.
 
25:54 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'Even if he is not redeemed in any of these ways, he and his children are to be released in the Year of Jubilee,
 
25:55 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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for the Israelites belong to me as servants. They are my servants, whom I brought out of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
 
 

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