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45 And you[a] may buy also from the children[b] of the temporary residents who are dwelling with you as aliens and from their clan who are with you, who have children in your land; indeed,[c] they may be as property for you. 46 And you[d] may pass them on as an inheritance to your[e] sons[f] after you[g] to take possession of as property for all time[h]—you[i] may let them work. But[j] as for your[k] countrymen,[l] the Israelites,[m] you[n] shall not rule with ruthlessness over one another.[o]

47 “‘And if the alien or[p] the temporary resident who are with you[q] prosper,[r] but[s] your countryman[t] who is with him becomes poor and he is sold to an alien, a temporary resident who is with you, or to a descendant of an alien’s clan,

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  1. Leviticus 25:45 Plural throughout this verse
  2. Leviticus 25:45 Or “sons”
  3. Leviticus 25:45 Or “and”
  4. Leviticus 25:46 Plural
  5. Leviticus 25:46 Plural
  6. Leviticus 25:46 Or “children”
  7. Leviticus 25:46 Plural
  8. Leviticus 25:46 Literally “to eternity” or “forever” or “for a long duration”
  9. Leviticus 25:46 Plural
  10. Leviticus 25:46 Or “And”
  11. Leviticus 25:46 Plural
  12. Leviticus 25:46 Or “brothers”
  13. Leviticus 25:46 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  14. Leviticus 25:46 Singular
  15. Leviticus 25:46 Literally “a man over his brother”
  16. Leviticus 25:47 Or “and”
  17. Leviticus 25:47 Singular throughout this verse
  18. Leviticus 25:47 Literally “the hand produces”
  19. Leviticus 25:47 Or “and”
  20. Leviticus 25:47 Or “brother”

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