45 Then, too, it is out of the sons of the sojourners who live as aliens among you that you may gain acquisition, and out of their families who are with you, whom they will have [a]produced in your land; they also may become your possession. 46 You may even bequeath them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. (A)But in respect to your [b]countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule with severity over one another.

Of Redeeming a Poor Man

47 ‘Now if the [c]means of a stranger or of a sojourner with you becomes sufficient, and a [d]countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to him as to sell himself to a stranger who is sojourning with you, or to the descendants of a stranger’s family,

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  1. Leviticus 25:45 Lit begotten
  2. Leviticus 25:46 Lit brothers
  3. Leviticus 25:47 Lit hand...reaches
  4. Leviticus 25:47 Lit brother

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