Add parallel Print Page Options

38 I, the Lord, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.

39 [a]When your kindred with you, having been so reduced to poverty, sell themselves to you, do not make them work as slaves.(A) 40 Rather, let them be like laborers or like your tenants, working with you until the jubilee year,

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 25:39–43 Here the individual Israelite has no assets and must become indentured to another Israelite for economic survival. No provision is given for redemption before the jubilee year, though such is probably allowed.

Bible Gateway Sponsors