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38 I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan—to be your God.[a]

39 “‘If your brother becomes impoverished with regard to you so that he sells himself to you, you must not subject him to slave service.[b] 40 He must be with you as a hired worker, as a resident foreigner;[c] he must serve with you until the Year of Jubilee,

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 25:38 tn Heb “to be to you for a God.”
  2. Leviticus 25:39 tn Heb “you shall not serve against him service of a slave.” A distinction is being made here between the status of slave and indentured servant.
  3. Leviticus 25:40 tn See the note on Lev 25:6 above.

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