39 And if your brother beside you becomes poor, and he sells himself to you, you shall not make him serve as a slave.
40 He shall be beside you as a hired servant, as a sojourner; he shall serve beside you until the year of jubilee.
41 Then he shall go out from you, he and his children with him, and return to his own family, and he shall return to the possession of his forefathers.
42 For they are My servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves are sold.
43 You shall not rule over him with severity, but you shall fear your God.
44 And as for your male slaves and female slaves whom you may have, they shall come from the nations that are around you; from them you may buy male slaves and female slaves.
45 Moreover from the children of the strangers who sojourn among you, from them you may buy, and from their families who are with you, which they have begotten in your land; they also may be your possession.
46 And you shall make them an inheritance for your children after you, to receive as a possession; you may use them as permanent slaves. But you shall not rule over your brothers the children of Israel, one over another, with severity.
47 And if a stranger or sojourner with you can afford it, and your brother beside him becomes poor and sells himself to the stranger or sojourner with you, or to the descendants of the stranger’s family;
48 After he has sold himself, he may be redeemed; one of his brothers may redeem him,
49 Or his uncle or his uncle’s son may redeem him, or any of his close relatives of his family may redeem him; or if he can afford it, he may redeem himself.
50 And he shall reckon with the one who bought him from the year that he sold himself to him until the year of jubilee, and the price of his sale shall be according to the number of years. The time he shall be with him shall be calculated like the time of a hired servant.
51 If there are still many years, in proportion to them he shall give back the amount for his redemption out of the money that he was bought for.
52 And if there are only a few years remaining until the year of jubilee, so he shall reckon with him. In proportion to his years he shall give back the amount for his redemption.
53 Like a servant hired year by year he shall be with him; he shall not rule with severity over him in your sight.
54 And if he is not redeemed by these means, then he shall go out in the year of jubilee, he and his children with him.
55 For the children of Israel are My servants; they are My servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; I am Jehovah your God.
1 You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you raise up for yourselves a graven image or a pillar, nor shall you place a stone figure in your land to bow down to it; for I am Jehovah your God.
2 You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary; I am Jehovah.