Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children: and, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought unto bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them; for other men have our lands and vineyards.
Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brothers were content.
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to them that love him?
Now these are the judgments which you shall set before them.
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:
2 Kings 4:1
Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Your servant my husband is dead; and you know that your servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor has come to take unto him my two sons to be slaves.
But since he had nothing to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
And if a man strikes the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.
If you lend money to any of my people who is poor among you, you shall not be to him as a lender, neither shall you charge him interest.
After he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him:
They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge from the poor.
That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?