Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee:

We cannot suppose that this law required the israelites to entertain slaves who had robbed their masters, or left their service without cause; but such only as were cruelly treated, and fled to them for protection, especially from the neighbouring nations

Bible References

We cannot suppose that this law required the israelites to entertain slaves who had robbed their masters, or left their service without cause; but such only as were cruelly treated, and fled to them for protection, especially from the neighbouring nations

1 Samuel 30:15
Then David said to him, “Will you bring me down to this band?” And he said, “Swear to me by God that you will not kill me or deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring you down to this band.”
Obadiah 1:14
“Do not stand at the fork of the road
To cut down their fugitives;
And do not imprison their survivors
In the day of their distress.
Philemon 1:10
I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my imprisonment,