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 purchase a Hebrew servant [because of his debt or poverty], he shall serve six years, and in the seventh [year] he shall leave as a free man, 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.

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 rights which thou shalt 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 came in by himself, he shall go out by himself; if he was married, then his wife shall go out with him.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 15:12-15

And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, is sold unto thee and serves thee six years, then in the seventh year thou shalt send him forth from thee free.

Deuteronomy 15:18

It shall not seem hard unto thee when thou sendest him away free from thee, for he has served thee for half the cost of a hired servant for six years; and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest.

Genesis 27:28

Therefore let God give thee of the dew of heaven and of the fatness of the earth and plenty of wheat and new wine.

Genesis 27:36

And 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, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

Exodus 12:44

but every man's slave that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat of it.

Exodus 22:3

If the sun is risen upon him, he that killed him is guilty of his blood; the thief should make full restitution; if he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

Leviticus 25:39-45

And when thy brother becomes poor, being with thee, and if he should sell himself unto thee, thou shalt not compel him to serve as a slave.

Deuteronomy 15:1

At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

Deuteronomy 31:10

And Moses commanded them, saying, At the beginning of the seventh year, in the appointed time of the year of release, in the feast of the tabernacles,

2 Kings 4:1

Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried unto Elisha, saying, Thy slave, my husband, is dead; and thou knowest that thy slave feared the LORD; and the creditor is come to take my two sons to be his slaves.

Nehemiah 5:1-5

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

Nehemiah 5:8

And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren, the Jews who had been sold unto the Gentiles; and will ye even sell your brethren? And shall they be sold unto us? Then they remained silent, for they had nothing to answer.

Jeremiah 34:8-17

This is the word that came unto Jeremiah from the LORD after king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people which were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto them;

Matthew 18:25

But he not having wherewith to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had, to make payment.

1 Corinthians 6:20

For ye are bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

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