Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
When Abram heard that his relative was taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan.
Abram said, "Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, behold, one born in my house is my heir."
but every man's servant who is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then shall he eat of it.
If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.
Come, and let's sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not let our hand be on him; for he is our brother, our flesh." His brothers listened to him.
Joseph was brought down to Egypt. Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the hand of the Ishmaelites that had brought him down there.
"If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years and in the seventh he shall go out free without paying anything.
Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children as their children. Behold, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters have been brought into bondage. Neither is it in our power to help it; for other men have our fields and our vineyards."
But because he couldn't pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, with his wife, his children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.