Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without payment.

King James Version

If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

Holman Bible

"When you buy a Hebrew slave, he is to serve for six years; then in the seventh he is to leave as a free man without paying anything.

International Standard Version

"When you acquire a Hebrew servant, he is to serve for six years, and in the seventh he is to go out a free man without paying anything.

A Conservative Version

If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve, and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

American Standard Version

If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

Amplified

If you buy a Hebrew servant [as the result of debt or theft], he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, paying nothing.

Bible in Basic English

If you get a Hebrew servant for money, he is to be your servant for six years, and in the seventh year you are to let him go free without payment.

Darby Translation

If thou buy a Hebrew bondman, six years shall he serve; and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If thou should buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years; and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

Julia Smith Translation

If thou shalt buy a Hebrew servant, six years shall he serve: and in the seventh he shall go forth free gratuitously.

King James 2000

If you buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

Lexham Expanded Bible

'If you buy a Hebrew slave, he will serve six years, and in the seventh he will go out as free for nothing.

Modern King James verseion

If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years. And in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If thou buy a servant that is an Hebrew, sixth years he shall serve, and the seventh he shall go out free paying nothing.

NET Bible

"If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years, but in the seventh year he will go out free without paying anything.

New Heart English Bible

"If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years and in the seventh he shall go out free without paying anything.

The Emphasized Bible

When thou shalt acquire a servant who is a Hebrew, six years, shall he serve, - but in the seventh shall he go out freely - for nought.

Webster

If thou shalt buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall depart free for nothing.

World English Bible

"If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years and in the seventh he shall go out free without paying anything.

Youngs Literal Translation

When thou buyest a Hebrew servant -- six years he doth serve, and in the seventh he goeth out as a freeman for nought;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If thou buy
קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

an Hebrew
עברי 
`Ibriy 
Usage: 34

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

שׁשּׁה שׁשׁ 
Shesh 
Usage: 215

שׁנה שׁנה 
Shaneh (in pl. only), 
Usage: 811

עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

and in the seventh
שׁבעי שׁביעי 
Sh@biy`iy 
Usage: 98

he shall go out
יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

חפשׁי 
Chophshiy 
Usage: 17

Context Readings

Laws About Slaves

1 "Now these are the ordinances which you are to set before them: 2 "If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without payment. 3 "If he comes alone, he shall go out alone; if he is the husband of a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 15:12-15

"If your kinsman, a Hebrew man or woman, is sold to you, then he shall serve you six years, but in the seventh year you shall set him free.

Deuteronomy 15:18

"It shall not seem hard to you when you set him free, for he has given you six years with double the service of a hired man; so the LORD your God will bless you in whatever you do.

Genesis 27:28

Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And an abundance of grain and new wine;

Genesis 27:36

Then he said, "Is he not rightly named Jacob, for he has supplanted me these two times? He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing." And he said, "Have you not reserved a blessing for me?"

Exodus 12:44

but every man's slave purchased with money, after you have circumcised him, then he may eat of it.

Exodus 22:3

"But if the sun has risen on him, there will be bloodguiltiness on his account. He shall surely make restitution; if he owns nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

Leviticus 25:39-45

'If a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave's service.

Deuteronomy 15:1

"At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts.

Deuteronomy 31:10

Then Moses commanded them, saying, "At the end of every seven years, at the time of the year of remission of debts, at the Feast of Booths,

2 Kings 4:1

Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves."

Nehemiah 5:1-5

Now there was a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brothers.

Nehemiah 5:8

I said to them, "We according to our ability have redeemed our Jewish brothers who were sold to the nations; now would you even sell your brothers that they may be sold to us?" Then they were silent and could not find a word to say.

Jeremiah 34:8-17

The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD after King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people who were in Jerusalem to proclaim release to them:

Matthew 18:25

"But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.

1 Corinthians 6:20

For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

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