Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

six
שׁשּׁה שׁשׁ 
Shesh 
Usage: 215

שׁנה שׁנה 
Shaneh (in pl. only), 
year, not translated, yearly, yearly + , year , live , old ,
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 you [Moses] shall set before [the Israelites]. 2 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. 3 If he came [to you] by himself, he shall go out by himself; if he came married, then his wife shall go out with him.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 15:12-15

And if your brother, a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, is sold to you and serves you six years, then in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you.

Deuteronomy 15:18

It shall not seem hard to you when you let him go free from you, for at half the cost of a hired servant he has served you six years; and the Lord your God will bless you in all you do.

Genesis 27:28

And may God give you of the dew of the heavens and of the fatness of the earth and abundance of grain and [new] wine;

Genesis 27:36

[Esau] replied, Is he not rightly named Jacob [the supplanter]? For he has supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright, and now he has taken away my blessing! Have you not still a blessing reserved for me?

Exodus 12:44

But every man's servant who is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then may he eat of it.

Exodus 22:3

But if the sun has risen [so he can be seen], blood must be shed for slaying him. The thief [if he lives] must make full restitution; if he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

Leviticus 25:39-45

And if your brother becomes poor beside you and sells himself to you, you shall not compel him to serve as a bondman (a slave not eligible for redemption),

Deuteronomy 15:1

At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release.

Deuteronomy 31:10

And Moses commanded them, At the end of every seven years, at the set time of the year of release [of debtors from their debts], at the Feast of Booths,

2 Kings 4:1

Now the wife of a son of the prophets cried to Elisha, Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. But the creditor has come to take my two sons to be his slaves.

Nehemiah 5:1-5

Now there arose a great cry of the [poor] people and of their wives [driven to borrowing] against their Jewish brethren [the few who could afford to lend].

Nehemiah 5:8

I said to them, We, according to our ability, have bought back our Jewish brethren who were sold to the nations; but will you even sell your brethren, that they may be sold to us? Then they were silent and found not a word to say.

Jeremiah 34:8-17

[This is] the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord after King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people who were at Jerusalem to proclaim liberty to them:

Matthew 18:25

And because he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and his children and everything that he possessed, and payment to be made.

1 Corinthians 6:20

You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.

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