Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

If thou buy a Hebrew bondman, six years shall he serve; and in the seventh he shall go out free for 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.

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.

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 And these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them. 2 If thou buy a Hebrew bondman, six years shall he serve; and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing. 3 If he came in alone, he shall go out alone: if he had a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 15:12-15

If thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, have been sold unto thee, he shall serve thee six years, and in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.

Deuteronomy 15:18

Let it not seem hard unto thee, when thou sendest him away free from thee; for double the worth of a hired servant hath he been to thee, in serving thee six years; and Jehovah thy God will bless thee in all that thou doest.

Genesis 27:28

And God give thee of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And plenty of corn and new wine.

Genesis 27:36

And he said, Is it not therefore he was named Jacob, for he has supplanted me now twice? He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

Exodus 12:44

but every man's bondman that is bought for money let him be circumcised: then shall he eat it.

Exodus 22:3

If the sun be risen on him, there shall be blood-guiltiness for him; he should have made full restitution: if he had nothing, he would have been sold for his theft.

Leviticus 25:39-45

And if thy brother grow poor beside thee, and be sold unto thee, thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:

Deuteronomy 15:1

At the end of seven years thou shalt make a release,

Deuteronomy 31:10

And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, at the set time of the year of release, at the feast of tabernacles,

2 Kings 4:1

And a woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha saying, Thy servant my husband is dead, and thou knowest that thy servant feared Jehovah; and the creditor is come to take my two children to be bondmen.

Nehemiah 5:1-5

And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews.

Nehemiah 5:8

And I said to them, We, according to our ability, have redeemed our brethren the Jews, who were sold to the nations; and will ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? And they were silent and found no answer.

Jeremiah 34:8-17

The word that came unto Jeremiah from Jehovah, after that king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people that were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto them:

Matthew 18:25

But he not having anything to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and his children, and everything that he had, and that payment should be made.

1 Corinthians 6:20

for ye have been bought with a price: glorify now then God in your body.

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