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45 You may also buy from resident aliens who live among you and their families who are with you, whom they fathered in your land. They may become your property. 46 You may give them as inherited property to your children[a] after you, to own as properties in perpetuity. You may make bond slaves of them, but no one is to rule over his fellow Israeli with harshness.

47 “If a resident alien or traveler becomes rich,[b] but your relative who lives next to him is so poor that he sells himself to that resident alien or traveler among you or to a member of the resident alien’s family,

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 25:46 Lit. sons
  2. Leviticus 25:47 Lit. his hand overtakes

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