Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

'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.

King James Version

And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:

Holman Bible

"If your brother among you becomes destitute and sells himself to you, you must not force him to do slave labor.

International Standard Version

"If your brother with you becomes so poor that he sells himself to you, you are not to make him serve like a bond slave.

A Conservative Version

And if thy brother becomes poor with thee, and sells himself to thee, thou shall not make him to serve as a bondman.

American Standard Version

And if thy brother be waxed poor with thee, and sell himself unto thee; thou shalt not make him to serve as a bond-servant.

Amplified

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),

Bible in Basic English

And if your brother becomes poor and gives himself to you for money, do not make use of him like a servant who is your property;

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

And when thy brother shall be poor with thee, and he was sold to thee, thou shalt not serve upon him the service of a servant.

King James 2000

And if your brother that dwells by you becomes poor, and is sold unto you; you shall not compel him to serve as a slave:

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'And if your countryman [who is] with you becomes poor, and he is sold to you, {you shall not treat him as a slave}.

Modern King James verseion

And if your brother who lives beside you has become poor, and is sold to you, you shall not compel him to serve as a bond-servant.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"'If thy brother that dwelleth by thee wax poor and sell himself unto thee, thou shalt not let him labour as a bondservant doeth:

NET Bible

"'If your brother becomes impoverished with regard to you so that he sells himself to you, you must not subject him to slave service.

New Heart English Bible

"'If your brother has grown poor among you, and sells himself to you; you shall not make him to serve as a slave.

The Emphasized Bible

And when thy brother waxeth poor with thee, and so selleth himself unto thee, thou shalt not bind him with the bondage of a bondman:

Webster

And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee shall have become poor, and be sold to thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bond servant:

World English Bible

"'If your brother has grown poor among you, and sells himself to you; you shall not make him to serve as a slave.

Youngs Literal Translation

'And when thy brother becometh poor with thee, and he hath been sold to thee, thou dost not lay on him servile service;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מוּך 
Muwk 
Usage: 5

and be sold
מכר 
Makar 
Usage: 80

unto thee thou shalt not compel
עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

עבודה עבדה 
`abodah 
Usage: 146

Context Readings

Kindness For Poor Brothers

38 'I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God. 39 '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. 40 'He shall be with you as a hired man, as if he were a sojourner; he shall serve with you until the year of jubilee.



Cross References

Exodus 21:2

"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.

1 Kings 9:22

But Solomon did not make slaves of the sons of Israel; for they were men of war, his servants, his princes, his captains, his chariot commanders, and his horsemen.

Leviticus 25:46

'You may even bequeath them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. But in respect to your countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule with severity over one another.

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 5:5

"Now our flesh is like the flesh of our brothers, our children like their children Yet behold, we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters are forced into bondage already, and we are helpless because our fields and vineyards belong to others."

Exodus 1:14

and they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they rigorously imposed on them.

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.

Deuteronomy 15:12-14

"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.

Jeremiah 25:14

'(For many nations and great kings will make slaves of them, even them; and I will recompense them according to their deeds and according to the work of their hands.)'"

Jeremiah 27:7

"All the nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson until the time of his own land comes; then many nations and great kings will make him their servant.

Jeremiah 30:8

'It shall come about on that day,' declares the LORD of hosts, 'that I will break his yoke from off their neck and will tear off their bonds; and strangers will no longer make them their slaves.

Jeremiah 34:14

"At the end of seven years each of you shall set free his Hebrew brother who has been sold to you and has served you six years, you shall send him out free from you; but your forefathers did not obey Me or incline their ear to Me.



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