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Deuteronomy 15:17

    Deuteronomy 15:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then you shall take an awl, and thrust it through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant for ever. And also to your maidservant you shall do likewise.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maid-servant thou shalt do likewise.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then take a sharp-pointed instrument, driving it through his ear into the door, and he will be your servant for ever. And you may do the same for your servant-girl.

    Webster's Revision

    then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maid-servant thou shalt do likewise.

    World English Bible

    then you shall take an awl, and thrust it through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also to your female servant you shall do likewise.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 15:17

    Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 15:17

    Thou shalt take an awl - See the note on Exodus 21:6.